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Logistics career training

OW Staff | 9/24/2008, 5 p.m.

The Los Angeles Community College District, in association with Community Career Development, Inc., Wilshire-Metro Worksource Center, and the Logistics Working Group (LWG), announces, new orientation dates for its Logistics/Goods Movement Training Academy, offered at no cost to dislocated/laid-off, unemployed and underemployed individuals over 18-years-of- age.

The next local orientation session will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m., at Wilshire Metro Worksource Center, 5th Floor Training Room, 3550 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010.
This intensive, full-time, 5-week training program will provide an overview of warehousing and goods movement, including relevant terminology from the Logistics Certificate Program at East Los Angeles College; skills development in on-line job searching, resume and interview preparation with our Los Angeles City College education partner; and customer service skills from faculty at Los Angeles Valley College. Forklift training and placement assistance are also offered. Logistics academy participants will be encouraged to take advantage of career ladder opportunities with logistics employers by moving forward with continuing education through the logistics certificate program at East Los Angeles College and cooperative education classes.
The logistics, warehousing and goods movement industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation, impacting the economy and quality of life throughout the State of California. Logistics occupations represent a range of vocational and professional careers offering competitive living wages and the opportunities for advancement. Positions include warehouse worker, package handler, freight forwarder, driver helper, truck driver, forklift operator, inventory clerk, as well as administrative, supervisory and management positions in operations, distribution, purchasing, inventory, and supply chain.