Warehouse Logistics

Now accepting applications for summer programs

Apply by May 17 to meet the priority deadline. Applications received after the deadline may still be considered if there is space available. 

Important things to know before applying:

  • Students must be logged in to their district account to submit an application
  • Applications take 15-20 minutes to complete
  • Students will be asked to provide contact information for themselves and a parent/guardian
  • Programs have age requirements, please review details before applying

Apply now

Students practice driving a forklift at Lincoln High School

The Warehouse Logistics program helps prepare students for work in or around the Port of Tacoma. Students learn how to move products and equipment using a variety of lift trucks, and learn how to ensure safety by controlling traffic. Forklift and flagger certifications offer starting wages of around $20 per hour. Additionally, part of this program involves field trips for students to explore job opportunities, meet local employers and connect with community members.

Summer 2024 Program Details

  • Application deadline: May 17 is the priority deadline. Applications received after the deadline may be considered if there is space.
  • Program dates: June 24 - July 11 (no class July 3-5)
  • Meeting location: Hunt Middle School
  • Notify selected applicants: early June
  • Approximate hours to complete: 90
  • Certification(s) offered: OSHA 10; flagger; forklift; Financial Literacy through EverFi
  • Completion stipend: $500 (upon successful completion of all program components)
  • Credits toward graduation: 0.5 CTE Credits
  • Total spots available: 20
  • Special considerations for this program: 
    • Must be at least 17 years old (Forklift certification requires you to be 18 years old.  If a younger student passes the test, the credential will be held until their 18th birthday and then delivered to the school.)
    • Must have a valid driver's license (for forklift training needs)
  • For additional information, please contact Jeff Klancke: jklanck@tacoma.k12.wa.us

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