Career Connections: Getting Ready for Your Career 4   Western Reserve Public Media

Career Connections: Getting Ready for Your Career 4 is directed at middle school and high school students who are considering life choices. One such choice revolves around what career to pursue. What steps will they follow to make this important decision?

Logistics: Shipping and Receiving


This job is to see that the flow of trucks into and out of a warehouse. It’s the logistics person’s job to communicate with the dispatchers who give the drivers their tasks for shipping. The logistics person also needs to know if there are issues on the roadway that will prevent access.

About the Video

Jordan Wyatt spends most of his time working in logistics scheduling for Sysco Cleveland, Inc. He sees 60 to 100 inbound trucks a day. His job is to accurately schedule the flow of trucks on the dock. He must prevent jams and back-ups by arranging the trucks based on size and location to where they‘re being stored in the warehouse.

The next step in this procedure is dealing with the many variables of time and the temperature of the contents of the truck. His job is to see that he is getting the food to Sysco customers, including many local restaurants. Their produces include all kinds of food and drinks like water, produce, chicken, canned or frozen foods.

The most challenging part of the job is coordinating everyone’s schedule. It requires good of communication skills.

A background in technology and management is essential.

Based on this topic, what questions do you have and what additional information would you like in order to connect your interests and strengths to the careers and industries highlighted in the video?

During the Video: Take notes on information that stands out, poses additional questions for you, or that supports your existing ideas about the careers or industries in the video

Now that you’ve viewed the video, analyze whether the new information impacts your previous ideas or opinions about the careers or industries.

Are there new careers and industries you’d like to research and learn more about? Are there changes to your previous interests based on the new information you gained? How can you connect your current learning to the skills and strengths highlighted in the video?

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