Logistics training center announced for High Desert

By on May 7, 2019

Two major industrial builders and a community college are developing a training center at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville that will address a shortage of workers in the logistics industry.

Stirling Capital Investments in Foothill Ranch and ProLogis in San Francisco have partnered with Victor Valley Community College to develop the High Desert Training Center at the airport, according to a statement.

Both developers have donated a 66,000-square-foot building at the airport, which is being converted into a training center and operated by the district under a 10-year lease agreement. That structure is undergoing “an extensive remodel and upgrade,” according to the statement.

Other tenants will be located there. An opening date for the training center, and its exact location, were not disclosed.

“We have an opportunity to work with our local manufacturing, transportation and logistics industries, among others, to better understand the skill sets businesses need today and for the future,” said Daniel Walden, president and superintendent of the college, in the statement. “The goal of the new training center is to be responsive to what will propel the economy of the High Desert region forward.”

Stirling Development, a subsidiary of Stirling Capital, and ProLogis, are both major players in industrial development. Stirling has built more than $3 billion worth of projects in Southern California, and ProLogis has developed an estimated 772 million square feet of industrial space in 19 countries, according to the statement.