Logistics Academies Deliver at Two Local High Schools

Posted on: February 07, 2017

The decision to add the academies was based on feedback from local business leaders, the Chamber and Economic Partnership, and an emerging need for employees with logistics experience.

Given that national names like FedEx, Auto Zone, and Chewy are opening distribution centers in Marion County, Superintendent Dr. Heidi Maier and administrators see the announcement as a natural fit for students pursuing logistics careers.  Following high school, these students can enter the local workforce directly or pursue a bachelor’s degree in Logistics from Ocala’s College of Central Florida.  Either way, this keeps students in their chosen career path and in the area while they gain experience.

These Logistics academies will engage students in the procurement, maintenance, distribution and replacement of products made available to distributors and the public.  Simply stated, students in these academies will be exposed to the many facets of this industry including the flow of products, payments, and information between consumers and suppliers.

Lake Weir and West Port were chosen because of their geographic locations and ability to offer access to students throughout Marion County.

These flagship programs are the first of several Career Choice Academies opening in coming years to offer students more options for their futures. 

For more information on these exciting new programs, please contact the public relations office at Marion County Schools.

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