The need for trained material handlers continues to grow. Students in this program will gain practical application by working in the school’s distribution system. Skills taught will include maintaining inventory, receiving and shipping goods and how to operate electrical forklifts and pallet lifts. Students will learn about the many types of documents used in logistics including purchase orders, requisitions, barcodes, and invoices. The importance of storage space, inventory control, and shipping and receiving practices will be emphasized. Computers, TrackPro, and UPS Shipping systems are technology aspects included in the instruction.
Some of the skills a student will be able to perform are Employment Soft Skills, Preparing Shipments (U.P.S.,Fed Ex., etc...), Order Picking Skill, Forklift Operation, Electric Pallet Lift Operation, OSHA training, Stock Rotation, Maintaining of School Filing System, Quality Control of Merchandise, Record Keeping Skills, Basic First Aid, Operating and Maintaining Audio Visual Equipment, and Postal Regulations and Shipping Costs.
Related Occupations and Earnings:
Related occupations include Delivery Drivers, Warehouse Stock Workers, Receiving Clerk and Material Handler.Entry level earnings range between $10-$14/hour.
Further education in this field can be obtained at institutions such as Lehigh Career & Technology Institute, Robert Morris College and Penn State University
Mr. Cook – Logistics & Warehouse Management Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1339
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.
College Prep English I-IV
Forklift Operating License
Use in Personal Protective Equipment
Work shoes (leather)
Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution – MHIA Publication 2008
World Class Warehousing and Material Handling – McGraw-Hill 2002
Materials Handling Traffic and Transportation – McGraw-Hill 1970