Community Involvement

Sharing Our Expertise to Prepare a New Generation of Professionals

As the logistics industry continues to evolve, the demand for highly talented individuals within the industry grows. Since 2005, Magaya has partnered with schools to provide students an opportunity to learn about the logistics industry, sharing their solution and expertise to help the next generation of industry professionals thrive.

Our Community Partners

Miami-Dade County Public Schools:  The South Florida School System are offering logistics education and are using the Magaya software as part of their classes.

Beacon Council:  The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is an organization that promotes businesses within the South Florida area, and Magaya is proud to serve on the Trade and Logistics Subcommittee.

Florida International University and Miami-Dade College: On the collegiate level, these schools are offering logistics engineering as degree programs within their schools and Magaya serves as an advisor to them.

Solving a South Florida Problem

When Magaya was founded in 2001, the logistics industry largely had no standardized documentation or coursework available to use as source material. The majority of the knowledge was passed down from generation-to-generation. The co-founders, Jesus David Rodriguez, Gabriel T. Ruz, and José Yoniel García, were tasked with learning about the intricacies of the industry while simultaneously developing the software to serve it. To ensure that the Magaya software would support the businesses using the solution, the team worked diligently with their customers to learn more about their needs.

This process allowed for the Magaya founders to gain an incredible amount of knowledge on the current state of the industry. In an effort to share their expertise, the company partnered with institutions including the University of North Florida, Texas Tech, and a high school in Southern California. These students not only have hands-on access to the Magaya software, but the curriculum for the classes was created based off the expertise Magaya provided.

“The challenge here is that the logistics industry, as a whole, is a largely invisible industry unless you work with it,” says Jesus Rodriguez, Co-CEO of Magaya. “The industry is changing very quickly, and we need professionals that are trained and highly skilled.”

 

Part II: Working with the Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Apart from the partnership directly with the schools, Magaya is also active with associations that are helping mentor logistics professionals. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is an organization that promotes businesses within the South Florida area. Within their organization is a Trade and Logistics subcommittee, and one of their main tasks is to create a talent pipeline from South Florida schools to businesses that are ready to hire in the area.

This committee gathered all of the requirements for current postings in the logistics industry across Miami. They analyzed the skillset and training required to apply for these jobs, and from there developed a curriculum that was implemented into many South Florida schools. At this current time, five high schools in the Miami-Dade County Public School system are offering logistics education and are using the Magaya software as part of their classes.

On the collegiate level, Miami-Dade College and Florida International University are offering logistics engineering as degree programs within their schools. The partnership with Florida International University began with offering the Magaya software in classrooms, but has since expanded. In 2017, it was announced that FIU would be launching a master of science in logistics engineering program to better prepare students for jobs within the logistics industry. Magaya, alongside other leading logistics companies, proudly serves on the board of advisors for this program.

 

Part III: Preparing students to enter the South Florida logistics industry

These educational institutions have partnered with Magaya and other industry leaders to build the next generation of professionals. This collaboration between private companies, nonprofit associations, and public institutions have been able to create a modern curriculum that ensures the industry is able to hire and retain talented individuals within the logistics industry.

Ideally, the model of collaboration brought forward by Magaya and the Miami community could serve as a model for other regions to replicate. While these advancements have yielded tremendous results within the South Florida community, there is still a need to connect these recent graduates with the logistics companies looking to hire them.

Magaya is proud to have given back to the South Florida community in this manner. As the industry continues to evolve, Magaya is committed to providing their expertise, software, and time to bolster the success of the industry for many years to come.

Partners in Education

AAACI

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

ACACIA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AfA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AAACI

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

ACACIA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AfA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AAACI

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

ACACIA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AfA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AAACI

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

ACACIA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AfA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AAACI

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

ACACIA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar

AfA

La Asociación Argentina de Agentes de Carga Internacional
Website: www.aaaci.org.ar