Learning logistics of transport careers
PUPILS from a Southport school were given an insight into the logistics industry during a visit by transportation experts.
Meols Cop High School welcomed Rachael Scanlin-Davis and Julie Ann Kirkham from Transport Training Academy (TTA) who talked to years eight, nine and ten pupils about what the logistics industry is, and the types of career opportunities available.
The visit was organised as part of a campaign by TTA, which has bases in Atherton and Burnley, to help attract more young people into the logistics industry and to help dispel any stereotypes and myths.
Rachael and Julie also told pupils about TTA’s art competition to design the side of one of their 31ft trucks, which is being run as part of the campaign.
Pupils at the school also had the chance to see the blank truck and sit in the cab.
Elaine Meredith, a career’s advisor from Career Connect who works for Meols Cop High said: “I approached Transport Training Academy after reading in the local newspaper about TTA’s art competition, “#TransformMyTruck which promoted careers in logistics.
“As a careers adviser, I’m always looking for anything that promotes logistics, and all the different career opportunities available in the sec- tor, as I know it’s a growth area.
“The students really enjoyed the day and learned a lot from their discussions with professionals who gave them an insight into what goes on in logistics.”
Rachel Scanlin-Davis, director of TTA, said: “We were delighted to visit Meols Cop High School, the children were very enthusiastic and we hope that they will consider jobs in logistics in the future.”
Katie Gall, Meols Cop High art teacher said: “The TTA presentation was singularly the best activity I’ve taken part in with KS3 this year.
“The kids were totally engaged, and Rachael and Julie were fantastic.”
Rachael Scanlin-Davis and David Coupe from Transport Training Academy