What is Logistics?
Logistics is the science of moving, storing and distributing goods, funds, and information from the point of origin to consumption. Simply put, Logistics means having the right thing, at the right place, at the right time.
Why is Logistics important?
The continuous growth of international trade and e-commerce along with its relentless competition is causing the Logistics industry in the United States to grow. As the country's top import and export hub, Los Angeles County has a high demand for professionals in the Logistics industry.
The goal of East Los Angeles College’s Technology & Logistics Program is to prepare students for 21st Century careers in the Logistics industry. Since our inception, we have made a strong commitment to stay current with industry trends and establish strategic industry partnerships to influence curriculum and land careers for students. Our Motto: Moving at the speed of business.
Look who's hiring our students!
Metro Talent Development,
Strategic Workforce Planning
"We welcome more ELAC logistics students to take advantage of our amazing internship opportunities. Let Metro bring your logistics knowledge to life!"
H.R. Operations Manager
"Thanks to the partnership between UPS and ELAC we have provided life-changing career opportunities to over 200 ELAC Logistics Students. Will you be next?"
ELAC CSU Transfer student
"The Logistics courses at Maywood Academy high school prepared me for an amazing internship at metro. My Logistics knowledge became immediately applicable! I highly recommend the Technology and Logistics Program. "
ELAC Logistics Student
"The logistics program jump started my career with Amazon and also set me on the right path towards career advancement"
"East Los Angeles College has a great program which prepared me for the internship at UPS by providing the skills necessary to succeed. ELAC has helped me to develop critical-thinking, team work, and leadership skills, which are beneficial and essential to be an intern at UPS."
From the Department of Labor
In 2012, the Technology & Logistics Program in the Computer Applications & Office Technologies Department was awarded $3,000,000 by the Department of Labor to further enhance the program. The project elevated ELAC’s success in preparing workers and students for a wide range of logistics jobs in a geographic area that is home to the world’s fifth busiest port. Objectives included: increasing student completion success, accelerating student transitions into logistics career path education, expanding local capacity to supply employees for forecasted labor demands in logistics, and accelerating student entry and transitions into logistics job fields requiring college-granted certificates.
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