Challenge yourself with this physically-demanding career in a fast-paced environment. Certified logistics technicians help a company extend its national and global reach by linking factories, suppliers and customers. Working in a warehouse setting, they are involved in receiving, packing, shipping and processing orders. No matter what the product is or how far it is traveling, certified logistics technicians make sure it arrives.
This online program will prepare you to work effectively in the supply chain, from factories and warehouses to distribution centers and transporters. Instruction includes product receiving and storage, order processing, inventory control, forklift operation and workplace safety. Upon completion, you will earn a four credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to take the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council certification tests. For more information, contact instructor Brian Turner at 785.380.8180.
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts employment to hold steady, with better trained workers receiving more opportunities. According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the average entry-level salary for production, planning, and expediting clerks in 2012 was $13.48 an hour or $28,040 annually. The average wage was $20.98 an hour or $43,630 annually.
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