Welcome to Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics sector ensures that once products are made, they are efficiently transported where they are needed. Companies is this industry provide a link between manufacturers and customers. They plan, direct and coordinate transportation, storage and distribution activities in accordance with governmental policies and regulations. In addition to managing transportation activities, careers within this sector include maintenance and repair of delivery fleets.
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in transportation through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education through the laboratory and leadership and personal development by participating in student leadership organizations.
Would you like to fly planes, drive trucks, or pilot ships?
Are you organized and efficient?
Do you have good eyesight and quick reflexes?
Are you good at solving problems?
Are you good at understanding mechanics?
Would you enjoy planning roads or power systems?
Would you like working on a train or in a shipyard?
If you answered yes to two or more of the questions, you might enjoy a career in transportation, distribution, and logistics. You might succeed in one of these careers:
- Aircraft Mechanic
- Airline Pilot
- Bus Driver
- Locomotive Engineer
- Dredge Operator
- Ship Captain
- Truck Driver
- Freight Agent
- Shipping Clerk
- Civil Engineer
- Transportation Inspector
- Logistics Manager
- Diesel Engine Specialist
- Air Traffic Controller
Jobs in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career Cluster involve the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, air, rail, and water, as well as related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management; logistics services; and mobile equipment and facility maintenance.
There are a variety of job opportunities in this cluster. Workers in the trucking industry are employed as drivers, dispatchers, and transportation managers or supervisors. The courier service industry, which delivers letters, parcels and small packages, is growing as "just-in-time" shipping becomes more frequent among businesses and individuals. Opportunities in the trucking and warehousing industry are expected to be good for qualified drivers and mechanics. Drivers involved in long-distance delivery are usually well paid, but they often work long hours and spend long periods away from home.
Our vision: is to see that every student receives the academic knowledge and technical skills needed to be successful in a transportation-related career of his or her choice.