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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

 

The Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water, as well as related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment, and facility maintenance.  These careers align closely with careers in the following Connecticut Industry Clusters or Industry Sectors: Aerospace, Agriculture, Bioscience, Hydrogen-Fuel Cell, Maritime, Metal Manufacturing, Plastics, and Tourism.

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50 Top traits of great transportation directors 

Tom McMahon reports for School Bus Fleet some of the qualities that make for successful school bus fleet directors to ensure public safety and effective operations. Click here for interesting videos created by and/or for the school bus industry. Some are informative, some are entertaining.

 

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs near top of page for: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.

 

Air Traffic Controller 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs at the bottom of the page: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.

 

Aircraft Accident Investigator Career Overview

AvJobs information on occupations investigating airline safety.
 

Airline and Commercial Pilots 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs near top of page for: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.

 

Automobile Technician 

JobCorps shares a one-page summary for this career.

 

Bus Drivers 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs near top of page for: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.

 
Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides a wealth of information and videos for careers and workforce skills. View over two dozen career videos in this cluster.
CareerOneStop – Explore Careers: Salary Finder {NEW!}
Browse comparative wage/salary information available by occupation. Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.
 
Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop llists some careers in this industry. Click on an occupation, then select the state (e.g., Connecticut) to obtain the typical wages/salaries, a description of specific tasks.

Careers.org: Occupation Profile for Air Traffic Controller 

This site provides sample job titles, training, nature of work, and related occupations.

 

Careers.org: Occupation Profile for Ambulance Driver and Attendants 

This site provides sample job titles, training, nature of work, and related occupations.

 

Careers.org: Occupation Profile for Ship and Boat Captains 

This site provides sample job titles, training, nature of work, and related occupations.

 

Civil Engineer (Traffic Division)  

This is an actual job listing from Colorado—it is an example of the duties and responsibilities and educational requirements required for this municipal career position.


Collision Repair and Refinish

JobCorps shares a one-page summary of this career.
 

Construction Equipment Operators  

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs near top of page for: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.

 

Electrical 

JobCorps shares a one-page summary of this career.

Explore Port Careers  
Port – A Transportation System presents information on careers for: accounting, customs and border protection, freight forwarding and customs brokerages, longshoremen, marine operations, pilots, tug boat operations, trucker. Each occupation description also has a brief video interview with a professional in the field.
 

Federal Aviation Administration – Aviation Industry 

FAA presents five clusters of careers related to airline operators, airport operators, designees and delegations, international aviation, and associated manufacturers.


Fishing Vessel DeckHand Career Guide  
Skills, knowledge, salary, working conditions and work environment for maritime occupations.


Gadball.com
 

This is a great site with job descriptions for over three dozen careers in the transportation, distribution and logistics career cluster. When you click on a job title you can view a video to learn about the job description.

 

Heavy Truck Driving 

JobCorps shares a one-page summary of this career.

How Oil Drilling Works
  

Information about how modern oil exploration and drilling works, and a 5-minute video showing what it is like to work on an oil rig and the dangers inherent in the job; remember to scroll to the bottom of that web page to continue the article to the next page.

 

How To Become an Automobile Designer 

This web site present salary information and interviews with 3 designers about their career paths.

 

Logisticians 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs near top of page for: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.

 

Logistics for Kids: Students’ Guide to Career Exploration in Logistics 

CAMCODE’s helpful and easy-to-understand presentation of this industry, with helpful graphics.

 

Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs near top of page for: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.


Mariners  
U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration information on becoming a mariner and other mariner opportunities, including occupations involving engineering (propulsion, maintenance and management), steward and hotel responsibilities (food services, sanitation, and accommodations), and working on deck of a ship (navigation, cargo handling, and management). Includes information on shipbuilding careers.

 

Mark Joseph steers an award-winning path to Yellow Cab's second century 

October 26, 2012, interview with Mark L. Joseph, CEO & Vice Chairman Veolia Transportation by Candy Thomson for The Baltimore Sun, as he was named "Baltimore company named top taxi operator of the year by industry association.

 

Moving and Storage: Careers in Transportation and Warehousing 
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs at the bottom of the page for: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.


O*NET OnLine Help – Tools and Technology
O*NET OnLine is an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations containing standardized and occupation-specific descriptors, developed by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). How to use: Type a tool or technology into the first yellow box labeled "Enter a specific tool or technology:" and press "Go" and obtain a list of occupations which use that tool, technology, machines, equipment, or software. Notice the icons at the end of the line: a green leaf means a "green technology" occupation, a sunshine icon signifies good employment prospects.

 

Outbound Vs. Inbound Logistics   

Chron Small Business section discusses the jobs related to the business of transport, storage and delivery of goods.

 

Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics provides wage information in the industry.

 

Shipping Coordinator Duties 

Chron provides a brief overview of the job duties of shipping coordinator to ensure the efficient flow of moving packages from place to place.

 

So You Want My Job: Air Traffic Controller 

The Art of Manliness web site shares candid information about the career path of air traffic controller.

 

Taxi Driver and Chauffeur Career, Job and Training Information 

Information on this career path.

 

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs at the bottom of the page: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.

 

Trade Logistics 101: An Introduction to Forwarding 

An introduction to the work and careers in the trade industry. FITA (The Federation of International Trade Associations) has 450 association members and 450,000 linked company members dedicated to the promotion of international trade, import-export, 
international logistics management, international finance and more.

 

Traffic Engineer Career 

This web site provides information to consider a career involving studying and influencing road traffic patterns. Includes additional links to official links to American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; American Public Transportation Association; Institute of Transportation Engineers; and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

 

Traffic Officer Career 

A web page with the activities and responsibilities of a traffic cop.

 

Transportation and Warehousing   

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational employment and wages in in-scope transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49) industries by green revenue category.

U.S. Department of Transportation – Maritime Administration

The Library Multimedia Gallery of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Maritime Administration designated just for teachers and students.  This site has an array of transportation-related resources including photo galleries, videos, history pages, college programs, and more.


U.S. Department of Transportation – Student Opportunities 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) offers college students and recent college graduates challenging opportunities to develop their professional skills while gaining a greater understanding of DOT and its numerous career opportunities.  This website describes internship opportunities, cooperative education programs, scholarship options, and more.

 

Water Transport Workers 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Be sure to click on the 9 tabs near top of page for: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.

 

What it's like to be an air traffic controller 

CNN news article about this career and the industry.


 

 





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