Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. David Ayala, Instructor
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year and the second year of MTI's Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management Academy. We are excited to be part of a field that is projected to have up to 22% job growth in the next 5 years. Our academy is the only one of its kind for Marion County. Our goal is to build it into a model program that certifies every student and places each in a good paying frontline worker position after graduation. Internships are also available.
Mr. Ayala is an alumnus of Northwestern University with a Bachelor's degree in History. He is a native Floridian, having grown up and completed high school in Miami, Florida. He brings an extensive background in supply chain management and global logistics that was gained during a long career in business, primarily with AT&T and BellSouth. During his time in telecommunications, he served as the National Account Manager for such major logistics-focused companies as Winn-Dixie Stores and CSX Transportation. In addition, Mr. Ayala brings expertise in the fields of Sales and Marketing. These disciplines contribute to sound interpersonal skills that he will teach to his students.
The instructor is a strong advocate of traditional classroom methods combined with today's technology and proven new methods of instruction, i.e. the best of the best from various perspectives. He sets high standards for student performance and expects each student to exceed expectations. As Mr. Ayala says "Meeting expectations keeps you in place. Exceeding expectations gets you to your destination."
The students can look forward to classroom instruction that is rich in reading, writing, and visuals including videos, powerpoint presentations and handout materials. A functioning warehouse is being built for hands-on experience in the supply chain life cycle. Our goals are for the students to earn certifications as Certified Logistics Associate (CLA), Certified Logistics Technician (CLT), Microsoft Office 2013, OSHA Safety, and Forklift operation.