L.O.G.I.C Spotlight: Frederick Herbert

August 16, 2023

By Alicia Chu, Bank of America Student Leader

When asked why he wanted to join the Food Bank of Delaware’s L.O.G.I.C. program, Frederick Herbert explained, “I’m trying to get a new career path, I’m trying to do something different.” Herbert, a jack of all trades, had previously found careers in the kitchen, home healthcare, and nursing. Now, Frederick is one of seven students enrolled in the Food Bank of Delaware’s 2023 summer L.O.G.I.C. Program. 

The Food Bank of Delaware’s L.O.G.I.C. Program, or Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing, and Inventory Control, offers a 14-week daytime warehouse training program. Student tuition and resources are paid through grants and generous donations. All L.O.G.I.C. students are supplied with complete uniforms and protective equipment including shirts and pants, blue safety vests, steel-toe boots, and cut-resistant gloves.

The training includes 14 weeks of on-site classroom and warehouse instruction, including the opportunity to earn four certifications: OSHA-10, forklift, CLA (Certified Logistics Associate), and CLT (Certified Logistics Technician). Students are also taught to use multiple pieces of equipment including the electric pallet jack, stand-up deep reach truck, sit-down forklift, and a cherry-picker. 

For Frederick, learning the warehouse equipment has been his favorite part of the program. “My favorite [piece of equipment] is the reach truck,” he said. “It’s a little tricky to do the steering and directions at once, but it’s cool.”

At the conclusion of 12 weeks, students participate in a two-week paid work experience with partnering warehouses prior to graduation. Students are assisted with finding permanent career paths. Past students have found careers at DuPont, Teksolve, Aerotek, Sobieski, Food Bank Delaware and more!

Frederick hopes to land a job with DuPont at the end of his training. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunities I’m going to get from his,” he explained. It seems like they [DuPont] have a lot of promotion from the inside and a lot of learning opportunities.”

The next L.O.G.I.C. class starts in Newark on Monday, October 2. To learn more or to apply, visit www.fbd.org/logic


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