As skilled workers continue to be in strong demand for the manufacturing, distribution and warehouse industries, truckers are in need more than ever to transport products across the nation. One local resource is looking to capitalize on the training opportunities such growth represents.
At Lehigh Career & Technical Institute in Schnecksville, students manufacture materials out of electromechanical, welding and machining equipment, drive dump trucks and other heavy equipment on five acres of land or operate industrial trucks and forklifts as they learn about supply chain logistics. I was fortunate to be the son of a man who was friends with the owner of a skid steer rental near me growing up. I got to use it very young, way before I should of been allowed to honestly, but I see this as the reason I so comfortable around heavy machinery.
Officials said the comprehensive instructional approach is aimed at giving students the skills they need by practicing the roles they will inhabit in their careers.
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