L.O.G.I.C. Student Spotlight: Mike José

November 21, 2022

For the past 10 weeks, Mike José has been training in the warehouse of the Food Bank of Delaware learning the ins and outs of the warehousing/logistics industry. It’s all thanks to the Food Bank’s L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) program.

The program provides free training to adults interested in starting new careers in the warehousing/logistics industry.

L.O.G.I.C. was exactly what Mike needed to refresh his skills, especially on the forklift. Mike holds a degree in Fisheries Biology and spent eight years in the Navy. He has held a variety of positions. He worked as a store manager in a fishing/tackle store and spent 12 years at Home Depot. Most recently, he spent five years caring for his elderly parents.

Since September, Mike and his classmates have been working under the guidance of Operations Instructor Joe Cunha to learn how to use major equipment like forklifts, end riders, lift trucks, order pickers and pallet jacks. They train in the warehouse of the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark, and students have the opportunity to receive four certifications – Certified Logistics Associate, Certified Logistics Technician, OSHA-10 and forklift. 

Mike knows that earning four certifications will help him stand out. His instructor has helped him become comfortable using a variety of warehouse equipment.

In addition to learning the ins and outs of the warehousing/logistics industry, Mike has also learned life skills to help him become the best version of himself. Workforce Training Coordinator, Samuel Dixon, leads the class’ life skills training. “Samuel really thinks outside of the box with it,” Mike explains.

With graduation still more than a week away, Mike has already landed employment with Goodwill Industries’ warehouse in New Castle!

The next 11-week L.O.G.I.C. training program starts on Tuesday, January 17 at the Food Bank in Newark, and Mike, without hesitation, encourages others to apply!

He says the class has been “time well spent” and “the people at the Food Bank really support each other.”

To learn more about the free training program and to apply, click here!




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