Scholarships available for EDC supply chain management course

Full tuition scholarships for a three-day course in supply chain management are available from the San Juan Economic Development Council under a grant recently announced by the Rural Business Enterprise program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The grant covers tuition, worth about $400, for Island, San Juan and Skagit county residents to attend a workshop covering manufacturing business models, planning, production and inventory management, forecasting, distribution, and more.

The course will be taught by Hank Barr, a certified production and inventory management specialist, with over 40 years of inventory and logistics management experience, including accounting, budgeting, material requirements and logistics support planning.

Retired from the Air Force, Barr has taught courses for Tektronix, Starbucks, Amazon and the Port of Seattle. He is an advisor and lecturer for the University of Washington’s purchasing management extension program.

The San Juan, Island and Skagit county EDCs are accepting applications until Jan. 21 for the training scholarships from residents of those three counties. A $25 application fee is required. The workshops will be Feb. 11-13, in Anacortes.

For more information and an application, visit, or call 378-2906 or e-mail to