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What is Logistics?

Logistics is the backbone of every business. From shipping to inventory, it's the trillion-dollar business that gets goods and services into the hands of customers. This training course can help you develop the skills you'll need to launch an exciting career.

What makes this a HOT Job?

  • Logistics is BIG business in the global economy, with jobs growing by more than 20%.
  •  It’s paying better than ever, with many jobs starting at $17/hour.
  • You will never be bored!
  • Logistics has tons of different career opportunities.

Can I do it?

 Do you love a challenge?

 Want a fast-paced career?

 Are you reliable?

 Want to be on a winning team?

What You'll Learn in Class

  • Inventory control practices
  • Dispatch, routing, and tracking operations
  • Safe material handling processes
  • Logistics quality control principles
  • Product processing and storage
  • Safe handling of hazardous materials

You will need:

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Staff Information

Class Requirements

  • Computer literacy assessments using the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment (https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/) with the following scores:
    • Basic Computer Skills - 30 correct out of 38 questions
    • Internet Basics - 24 correct out of 34 questions
    • Using Email - 20 correct out of 32 questions.

If you have customers who do not meet these scores, refer them to the Basic Computer Skills MOOC for a guided introduction to computers. Having these basic skills is essential for participating and succeeding in the class.

  • Resume in Word format (it doesn't have to be perfect, but we need a draft to work with)

Class Structure

The class will be a combination of live, streamed sessions and individual modules. Classroom time is 20 hours a week (5 hours a day for 4 days) with 8 hours of homework each week (2 hours per day). The total class hours, then, is 60 hours of instruction time and 24 hours of homework.

Work with local logistics companies and non-profit partners to get volunteering or job shadowing opportunities for learners on the off day every week. Seeing shipping and receiving or other tasks in action will help them see how classroom learning translates into actual work.

Equipment and Supplies


  • Computer with high-speed Internet connection for approximately 5 hours per day. (They can share a computer for the live, streamed portions if they are in one room.)
  • Chrome browser
  • Microphone and headset
  • Webcam

Other Supplies:

  • Notebook
  • Pocket folder or binder
  • Pens
  • Posterboard
  • Magazines to cut up
  • Scissors
  • Paste or gluesticks

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Online Course and Textbook:

We purchase curriculum from the MSSC, which includes hardcopy textbooks. We can't take last minute referrals or the learner won't have the necessary information or access to critical information.

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