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Certified Logistics Associate/Warehouse Distribution

Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Workers in the logistics, warehouse, and distribution fields typically move freight and other materials, pick and pack orders, prepare shipments for outbound and receiving processes, operate material handling equipment, and process related documentation. Career seekers will be applying for jobs such as laborers, freight stockers, material movers, receiving and traffic clerks, forklift operators, customer support representatives, logistics specialists, freight handlers, billing clerks and logistic technicians. Long-term career opportunities include logistics manager, logistics supervisor, and logistics technician.

This training prepares individuals to work in higher skilled, frontline material handling roles at a variety of supply chain facilities such as factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and transporters. Areas of specialized training include entry level forklift​ operations, warehouse and logistics safety knowledge, and basic logistics and distribution operations.

The physical duties of working in the logistics field vary by position. All positions require attention to detail and dependability. They may involve walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying objects in the case of laborers, freight stockers, and material movers. Skills include active listening, critical thinking, and monitoring. A clerk position may involve any of these physical activities but also sitting or standing for long periods of time. Skills include reading comprehension, active listening, critical thinking, and time management.

​According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of warehouse and logistics specialists is projected to grow 12% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 6,630. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

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Certified Logistics/Warehouse Distribution Associate


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Forklift Operator Training


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OSHA 10-Hour General Industry


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