The pilot class of L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) graduates next week. It’s hard to believe the 11-week training program is almost over!
Thanks to funding through the Delaware Department of Labor’s TRAIN grant, seven students will graduate next week with the skills and knowledge needed to land a new career in the industry.
Tanisha Gibson will be among the graduates next week.
“It’s been a good opportunity for me,” she says. “I didn’t think I could go back to school. I love this opportunity. I am proud of myself for passing.”
For the past 11 weeks, Tanisha and her classmates have been working to become OSHA-10 and forklift certified. They’ve worked in both the classroom and the Food Bank’s Newark warehouse.
The warehouse atmosphere was new for Tanisha. She worked as a security guard for more than seven years, but it was “time to start something different,” she says.
Certified as a trade school by the Delaware Department of Education, L.O.G.I.C. prepared students for careers in the warehousing/logistics industry. Students learned to use major equipment like end riders, lift trucks, order pickers and pallet jacks.
Tanisha admits that aerial safety training was scary, but was needed in order to see all aspects of warehousing.
“I learned a lot from my teacher [Operations Instructor Erik Klair],” she explains. “He is a great instructor.”
As a member of the pilot class of the program, Tanisha does not have any suggested improvements for the training program. “It was good for the first time,” she says.
Upon graduation, she hopes to secure employment at the Port of Wilmington.
Eventually, Tanisha sees herself in a managerial role.
The next training class of L.O.G.I.C. begins Monday, January 7, 2019, and Tanisha urges others looking for a career change to consider the program. “If they want to better themselves and their career and get into something different, this is the best program I have ever been in,” she advises.
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