UPS College Program Graduates Thousands

For Angelica McBride, a full night’s sleep is overrated. She’s used to three-hour increments.

“I don’t really ever get a full 6 to 7 hours at a time,” said the 20-year-old University of Louisville student. “It is very sporadic.”

The reason for her uneven sleep schedule: McBride is pursuing a double-major in accounting and marketing, and she participates in a sorority.

And in the middle of the night, while most of her peers are asleep, she is driving a forklift in and out of truck trailers at UPS Worldport, the shipping giant’s massive global air hub at Louisville International Airport.

McBride is part of UPS’ Metropolitan College program, which has helped more than 5,000 night-shift workers earn certificates or degrees from U of L and Jefferson Community and Technical College since its founding 20 years ago.

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