Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

This career cluster prepares for careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Repairing – Repairing machines or systems using the right tools
  • Equipment Maintenance – Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment
  • Operation & Control – Using equipment or systems
  • Installation – Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs
  • Troubleshooting – Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work
  • Operation Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working
  • Equipment Selection – Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job
  • Quality Control Analysis – Testing how well a product or service works
  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions

Career Pathway

Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance

Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation

Transportation Operations

Logistics Planning and Management Services

Sales and Service

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