Lamar Dozier started the L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) class back in March with eight years experience in the warehousing industry.
L.O.G.I.C. is an 11-week training program, certified as a trade school by the Delaware Department of Education, that prepares students for careers in the warehousing/logistics industry.
“I thought this would be a good start for me,” Lamar says.
With his past warehouse experience, new training and hopeful OSHA-10 and forklift certifications, Lamar is optimistic that he will find employment post-graduation.
Warehouse Instructor Joe Cunha and Workforce Training Program Manager Lisa Grinnage work hard to help students find employment thanks to partnerships with employers throughout the state.
“Getting our students to work is our number one priority,” said Grinnage.
Lamar is thankful for this new opportunity, and the extra support from the L.O.G.I.C. team to help him find employment is an added bonus.
“I want to work in a warehouse, driving forklifts,” he says. “It’s a booming industry, and it’s something that’s always going to be there.”
Despite prior experience, Lamar is still learning new things every day in class. “I just try to be a student,” he says. “I never worked on a reach truck, so this is new.”
In addition to learning how to maneuver warehouse equipment, Lamar’s training is well-rounded with the addition of life skills like communication, resume writing, interviewing, nutrition and more.
For Lamar, the best part of the program is the people. “I like coming in here and seeing people in my class, the instructor and people in the building,” he says. “The people are very outgoing, understanding and helpful.”
The next L.O.G.I.C. training class begins on Monday, June 21 at the Food Bank in Newark. Lamar encourages those who are interested to apply. “It’s something that you need,” he advises. “You get a lot of experience, lots of hands-on.”
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