The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase headed west during the first week of November, traveling to three area high schools in three days. Elsinore High School, Lakeside High School, and Temescal Canyon High School all experienced the Hometown Showcase and learned more about the logistics industry.
R+L representatives started the day bright and early with the California sunrise, which was beautiful by the way. Check out our pictures on Facebook and Instagram. Our presentations incorporated the definitions of logistics, transportation, and supply chain. We talked to students about how their life would be different without all three. Some students were surprised that without logistics and transportation, many of the clothes and accessories they love would not be able to make it to them for purchase.
Our 53-foot interactive hauler gave students the opportunity the experience the logistics industry up close. Inside the trailer, students could watch up to 11 HD displays about the various career opportunities with R+L in the shipping industry, as well as see some of the additional work that R+L does in the community through the Lima Company Memorial and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Always one of the favorite parts of the trailer on every stop is the technologically advanced Bose Ride seating simulator, which gives riders a chance to feel what it’s like to be behind the wheel at R+L Carriers as a driver.
Awards and Scholarships
Caleb from Elsinore High School and Alex from Temescal High School both received Hometown Showcase Achievement Awards. The R+L Carriers Hometown Achievement Award is an opportunity for teachers and administrators to recognize students that make a difference in their school and community. This award showcases a student who demonstrates sportsmanship, academic excellence, exceptional character, and a commitment to their community. All three schools received a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior upon graduation and a $1,000 donation to support the school and their students.
Interested in having the Hometown Showcase come to your school? We are actively scheduling events around the country. Contact us today for more information.