A “first-of-its-kind” Distribution & Logistics Academy at an Alabama high school aims at preparing high school graduates for distribution-related jobs after graduation, according to a report from a local media outlet.
Theodore High School in Theodore, Alabama, will make the academy available this year to about 70 students, according to AL.com.
The academy is expected to include a partnership with schools and several local industrial avenues, including the South Alabama Logistics Park, the Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals in Mobile County. Internships also are expected to be offered.
“Students participating in the program will learn industry-specific skills and process, study global logistics and supply chain management,” AL.com reported. Two certifications also are expected to be provided: Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician.
“It will benefit you immediately,” Theodore High School Principal Tim Hardegree told students, according to the report.