"Careers in Technology & Logistics are
Careers of the 21st Century"
Logistics is the planning, coordination, and execution of the flow of goods, funds, information, and people from the point of origin to consumption. It can also be thought of as the following “LOGISTICS MEANS HAVING THE RIGHT THING, AT THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME.” Logistics jobs and career opportunities exist in industries such as retail, transportation, manufacturing, and distribution.
Technology & Logistics Program
In the Computer Applications & Office Technologies Department at ELAC resides the Technology & Logistics Program, a program that began in 2007 initially supported by grants from a variety of sources including the Department of Labor (DOL). The program expanded and currently has three skills certificates – Logistics Material Handling Certification (11 units), Technology & Logistics Level 1 (11-13 units), and Technology & Logistics Level 2 (17-19 units). The program has evolved quickly because of industry demand. A Technology & Logistics Certificate of Achievement (30 units) and a Technology & Logistics Associate Degree (60 units) will be available in Spring 2013.
The Technology & Logistics Program is ideal for someone seeking to advance their career and for individuals looking to enter into the Logistics industry. Logistics national certification is included in two of the courses (LOGISTICS 104 and 105) that are transferrable to branches of the CSUs. Students completing LOGISTICS 104 and LOGISTICS 105 are eligible to take the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) national certification exams—currently free of charge, an opportunity made possible by a DOL grant. (See the announcement about the new DOL grant awarded on 9/19/12 for $3,000,000 to the Technology & Logistics Program
Some great reasons to consider working in Logistics:
- Above average wages
- Career Paths for advancement
- Career longevity
- Plenty of growth opportunities
Below is just a sampling of some typical titles you’ll find in the Logistics industry. Just remember: to move up to a better job, you’ll need additional education or training, skills and knowledge of the Logistics industry. All of these jobs rely heavily on the use of technology.
For more information on “California Opportunities in Logistics” published by Employment Development Department; Labor Market Information Division; Information Services Group; Occupational Research Unit go to