Think back to when you were in high school, or maybe you are in high school right now. Deciding on a career path may have or may be challenging. The good thing about transportation and logistics is a career path can include a lot more than just driving a truck.
On Friday, Sept.9, 2016 The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into East Clinton High School in Sabina, Ohio to talk to middle school and high school students about the career opportunities in logistics. We also stayed around for the high school football game!
R+L representatives started the day bright and early with the East Clinton High students. Our presentation focused on defining logistics, transportation and supply chain. We then talked to the students about how their life would be different without all three. Some students were surprised that if not for logistics and transportation, some of the clothes and accessories they love would not be able to make it to them for purchase.
We also wanted to share some information about R+L Carriers. In this particular case, we were a logistics company right in their backyard offering a variety of career opportunities. Students also toured our interactive Hometown Showcase hauler throughout the school day too.
Logistics Career Opportunities
When someone hears the term logistics and transportation, the first thing they usually think about is trucking. Make no mistake about it; dedicated truckers play a tremendous role inside the logistics industry. There is, however, a vast array of other career opportunities available within logistics and transportation too.
Careers range from dock workers, freight handlers and mechanics to sales, communications and technology. All of these careers work in tandem to produce a well oiled transportation machine. There are numerous career paths you can take to achieve a successful career in logistics.
Friday Night Lights
The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase stuck around for some Friday Night Football at East Clinton High School. The team took on Greeneview and our hauler was there to provide a family friendly tailgating atmosphere. Students, parents, faculty and fans toured our hauler to learn more about logistics and R+L Carriers. Of course, we setup games like our Cornhole Challenge, where fans could win a t-shirt, blanket or stadium seat. The concession stand even named a burger after us; The R+L Hometown Double Cheeseburger with bacon, slaw and BBQ sauce. Sound delicious? Well, it was!
At halftime, we presented East Clinton High School with a $1,000 scholarship in gratitude for allowing us to educate their students and support the community.
It was a full day of activities with East Clinton Local Schools. We enjoyed educating the students about logistics and having a ton of fun while doing it! Our next stop will be Miami Trace High School on Friday, September 16.
Are you interested in the Hometown Showcase coming to your school or next community event? We are actively scheduling future events. Contact us today for more information!Tags: careers, driving careers, hometown showcase events, logistics