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Getting to Work in Logistics: Hinds Diesel Technology Academ

Alex Rush didn’t know what he wanted for a career until he discovered a passion for working on vehicles. Rush says, “From there, it was a simple decision, go with diesel. It’s where the money’s at.” Even students with little to no experience can find a life changing opportunity with Hinds Diesel Technology Academy, where they can learn the tools and skills to work in a heavy equipment facility. An

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MPB Gets to Work in Logistics: Hinds Barge Deck Hand Trainin

“It’s putting myself in the door for bigger opportunities,” says Ryan Roberts, a trainee in Hinds Vicksburg’s Barge Deck Hand Training program. Yazoo River Towing HR manager Anna Ferguson informs, “Individuals can come in, start as an entry level position and in five years with our development structure be making a six figure salary.”

Logistics Careers Overview

Logistics comprises of establishments primarily engaged in transporting and warehousing goods as well as providing logistics services. It includes the four transportation modes (trucking, rail, air and marine) as well as Postal Services, Couriers and Messengers, and Warehousing and Storage.

Salary Range Potential:

$45,000-$100,000+ per year


Skills Needed & Abilities:

Computer, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Solving, Oral Comprehension and Oral Expression


Sectors Hiring:

Transportation, Warehousing and Manufacturing

Find A Logistics Program Near You

Diesel Equipment Technology

Collision Repair Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technician

Barge Deck Hands Training