Learn­ing lo­gis­tics of trans­port ca­reers

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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

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