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Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

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The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics sector ensures that once products are made, they are efficiently transported where they are needed.  Companies is this industry provide a link between manufacturers and customers.  They plan, direct and coordinate transportation, storage and distribution activities in accordance with governmental policies and regulations.  In addition to managing transportation activities, careers within this sector include maintenance and repair of delivery fleets.

Our mission:
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in transportation through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education through the laboratory and leadership and personal development by participating in student leadership organizations.


Would you like to fly planes, drive trucks, or pilot ships?
Are you organized and efficient?
Do you have good eyesight and quick reflexes?
Are you good at solving problems?
Are you good at understanding mechanics?
Would you enjoy planning roads or power systems?
Would you like working on a train or in a shipyard?

If you answered yes to two or more of the questions, you might enjoy a career in transportation, distribution, and logistics. You might succeed in one of these careers:

Aircraft Mechanic *
Airline Pilot
Bus Driver *
Locomotive Engineer
Dredge Operator *
Ship Captain
Truck Driver *
Freight Agent
Shipping Clerk *
Civil Engineer
Transportation Inspector *
Logistics Manager
Diesel Engine Specialist *
Air Traffic Controller

Jobs in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career Cluster involve the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, air, rail, and water, as well as related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management; logistics services; and mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

There are a variety of job opportunities in this cluster. Workers in the trucking industry are employed as drivers, dispatchers, and transportation managers or supervisors. The courier service industry, which delivers letters, parcels and small packages, is growing as "just-in-time" shipping becomes more frequent among businesses and individuals. Opportunities in the trucking and warehousing industry are expected to be good for qualified drivers and mechanics. Drivers involved in long-distance delivery are usually well paid, but they often work long hours and spend long periods away from home.

Our vision: is to see that every student receives the academic knowledge and technical skills needed to be successful in a transportation-related career of his or her choice.

Programs of Study
A Program of Study (POS) contains suggested coursework, certificates, on-the-job training, postsecondary education options, and extended learning experiences within a career cluster. The following list contains the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Programs of Study available at schools within Osceola County. By clicking on the Program name, you can download the POS for that particular program.

Automotive Detailing and Reconditioning (Zenith Career Center)
Automotive Service Technology (Poinciana High and St. Cloud High Schools, PATHS)

Career Cluster Brochure
Download the brochure for more information regarding the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster.

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Career Cluster Resource Matrix
The Career Cluster Resource Matrix identifies the skill standards, curriculum, and assessments. Download the Matrix for more information regarding the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster.

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