L.O.G.I.C. Student Spotlight: Everett Waters
July 27, 2021
Everett Waters discovered the L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) program thanks to a simple Google search. He lost his job in warehousing due to the pandemic and a slow down in the business’ work.
“I was looking for a job, but I was not having luck,” he explained.
Looking for better opportunities, he applied for the free L.O.G.I.C. training program in hopes that the Food Bank of Delaware’s workforce training team would be able to help him get his foot in the door with a local business.
“This was the shot worth taking,” he said
Everett comes to the program with previous warehouse experience, but wanted to “sharpen” his skills. He has operated some of the warehouse machinery, but machines like the reach truck were new to him.
“I’m comfortable [with it], but I’m not 100 percent yet,” he said. “Joe [Operations Instructor] teaches good techinques and gives good advice about the machinery.”
Certified as a trade school by the Delaware Department of Education, Instructor Joe Cunha introduces students to receiving, storing, restocking, picking, packing and quality control, loading and shipping, inventory control, transportation and customer service. All students have the opportunity to become OSHA-10 and fork lift certified. During week nine and 10 of the 11 week training program, students participate in a two-week paid work experience. Job placement assistance is also part of the program.
With the Wilmington Pepsi warehouse close to his home, Everett hopes to find employment there.
For now, he is learning as much as he can and practicing his skills each day in the Food Bank’s Newark warehouse.
“The program is very helpful,” he explained. “This is a good place to learn.”
The next L.O.G.I.C. class begins on September 20 at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Newark warehouse.