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The Warehouse and Supply Chain Logistics training program at Fort Worth Hope Center is a 4-week on-the-job training program for individuals seeking careers in the warehousing industry. This program teaches warehousing fundamentals and provides the credentials needed to pursue job opportunities in the field of Supply Chain Logistics. 

The training program provides participants with OSHA-compliant forklift certification, MSSC's  Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Certifications, and other job-training skills to enter the workforce.  This program is background-friendly.

Program Services & Benefits:

  • Job training at no cost

  • Forklift training and certification

  • Employment placement assistance

  • Life-coaching/mentoring

  • Computer literacy training

  • Free lunch on training days

Requirements to Ensure Successful Completion:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Authorized to work in the United States

  • Have a personal or physical barrier that has prevented you from securing gainful employment

  • Agree to take and pass an initial drug test and random testing throughout the program

  • Agree to take and pass a background check

  • Willingness to operate warehouse machinery, drive forklift, use pallet jack & manual jack, and learn to use a computer, copier, and other business equipment

  • Have enthusiasm and interest in learning a new skillset

  • Be able to attend classes, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 3 pm and sometimes on Saturday 

The purpose of the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) program is to recognize through certification individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor).

The goal of the CLT certification program is to raise the level of performance of logistics technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

Supply Chain Logistics Certifications

CERTIFIED LOGISTICS ASSOCIATE (CLA)

1. Global supply chain logistics life cycle

2. Logistics environment

3. Material handling equipment

4. Safety principles

5. Safe material handling and equipment operation

6. Quality control principles

7. Workplace communications

8. Teamwork and workplace behavior to solve problems

9. Using computers

Candidates must have a CLA Certificate before sitting for the CLT assessment

 

CERTIFIED LOGISTICS TECHNICIAN (CLT)

1. Product receiving

2. Product storage

3. Order processing

4. Packaging and shipment

5. Inventory control

6. Safe handling of hazmat materials

7. Evaluation of transportation modes

8. Dispatch and tracking

9. Measurements and metric conversions

ASSESSMENTS (NOCTI)

Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge through two assessments based upon MSSC’s industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards.  Delivered online, each assessment contains about 80 multiple-choice questions (paper tests are available in special circumstances).  Individuals are allowed 90-120 minutes to complete each assessment.  MSSC provides assessment scores as soon as the individual completes an assessment showing whether an individual met the “cut” scores for passing.  This immediate feedback includes a diagnostic report for the individual showing how he or she scored on the key work activities within both CLA and CLT.  This information is intended for self-improvement and is provided to all test-takers whether they pass or not.

GENERAL POLICIES

  • If assessments are not passed on the first attempt the individual must wait 15 calendar days before retesting.

  • If the individual does not pass a second time, he/she must wait another 15 calendar days before testing again.

  • If he/she does not pass a third time, the individual must wait 60 calendar days before taking the assessment again

  • MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at 8th-grade math and 9th-grade reading level.

 

CREDENTIALS

MSSC issues credentials for success on individual assessments.

BEGINNER CERTIFICATION

Individuals who pass the CLA assessment will receive:

  • The CLA Certificate

  • Key Work Activities document to share with employers

FULL CERTIFICATION

 Individuals who pass both CLA and CLT assessments will earn:

  • Full Certification document that bears the CLT logo, NAM logo (NAM-endorsed Skills Certification) with ISO 17024 reference

  • Large CLT Arm Patch

  • Key Work Activities document to share with employers

Both Certifications also include a NOCTI skill badge which can be added to resume

 OSHA Compliance Forklift Certifications

 1. Sit Down Counterbalance

 2. Stand Up Reach

 3Order Picker

 4. Electric Pallet Jack

OSHA Standard Training

  • Pre-operation inspections

  • Controls and Instrumentation

  • Engine or motor operation

  • Steering and maneuvering

  • Visibility

  • Fork and/or attachment adaption, operation and limitations of their use

  • Vehicle capacity

  • Vehicle stability

  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance the operator will be required to perform

  • Refueling and/or recharging batteries

  • Operating limitations

Basic Safety and Operational Training

  • General Safety Rules

  • Forklift  Operations

  • Lifting a load

  • Traveling with a load

  • Placing a load

  • Loading and Unloading trailers

  • Fueling the Forklift 

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Warehouse and Supply Chain Logistics