What is L.O.G.I.C.?

L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) is a 14-week training program, certified as a trade school by the Delaware Department of Education, that prepares students for careers in the warehousing/logistics industry. Under the guidance of an Operations Instructor, students train in the warehouse of the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark (Milford class will start in January 2024!).

What types of equipment will students learn to use?

  • Electric pallet jack
  • Stand-up deep reach truck
  • Sit-down fork lift
  • Cherry picker

Why L.O.G.I.C.?

  • The warehousing industry is booming and pays well
  • Employers are in need of well-trained, job-ready employees
  • Free training program
  • Meals, transportation, uniforms, protective equipment are provided at no cost
  • Students are placed in a two-week paid work experience at local employers. Participants are assisted with permanent job placement
  • Field trips and expert guest speakers round out the curriculum

Students have the opportunity to receive:

  • Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician credentials from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council. Click here to learn more about the certifications!
  • OSHA-10 General Industry Certificate
  • Forklift Certification

What’s a Certified Logistics Technician credential?

The purpose of the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) ® certification program is to recognize individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level to front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments. The goal of the CLT certification program is to raise the level of performance of logistics technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.


Students must be available Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon for in-person training at the Food Bank of Delaware.

Questions? Contact:

Greg Oakley
(302) 292-1305 ext 279 or



October 2, 2023 – December 15, 2023 (Newark)
January 16, 2024 – April 19, 2024 (Newark)
January 29, 2024 – May 3, 2024 (Milford
May 13, 2024 – August 16, 2024 (Newark/Milford)
September 9, 2024 – December 13, 2024 (Newark/Milford)

Program Requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a High School diploma or GED diploma or be seeking to obtain.
  • Have reading and math skills at or above an 8th grade level.
  • Not be a danger to self or others.
  • Be available to be in class from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • Be curious, ready to learn, and willing to do homework.
  • Have a strong desire to gain and maintain employment in the warehouse/logistics industry.


  • Be able to read, speak, and comprehend English in a fast paced environment.
  • Have basic math skills and an adequate reading level for studying a textbook, completing exams, and writing job related documents.
  • Be able to lift 40 pounds and stand up to 6-8 hours daily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Be able to see well enough to read at 2.5 feet with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Be able to attend class everyday on time.
  • Not have convictions for certain violent or sexually exploitive crimes. Information about criminal convictions will be used to provide more effective job placement and other services.
  • Pass a pre-admission drug test and random tests during training.

The Food Bank of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request for individuals with Disabilities.