Jacqueline came to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute in search of change and found a career path. Her rotations — a six-week period new students spend exploring three of LCTI’s career and technical education programs — included Carpentry, Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Services and Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology.
The Emmaus High School senior chose Supply Chain Management because it’s a growing field with a host of career opportunities in the Lehigh Valley. Plus, she liked instructor Vicki Phillips, who Jacqueline describes as down to earth.
“Supply chain is connected to everything,” says Jacqueline, who has already begun working part-time in the field. She has an after-school job loading trucks for UPS.
While it’s important to know how to pick, pack and ship, Jacqueline says it’s logistics that really interest her.
After graduation, she plans to continue working for UPS while she earns an associate’s degree at Lehigh Carbon Community College before transferring to a school where she can get a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management. The ultimate goal is to parlay her education and experience into a management position, Jacqueline says.
Learn more about the Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology program and how it prepares high school students for college and career success.