Free Classes in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics 

By: Ivy Tech Last Updated: September 30, 2009

Ever wonder what those big semi-trucks on the highway are carrying and where they are going?  Or how FedEx or UPS keeps track of all those packages? Even how the South Shore determines its local schedule? If you are inquisitive, then you need to look into the world of transportation, distribution and logistics.

Ivy Tech Northwest is offering free classes, through a Department of Education grant, to all persons interested in training in this area. Jobs in this area include driving, arranging shipping and passenger schedules, checking on inventory and communications.

Bill Thon, executive director of Workforce and Economic Development for Ivy Tech Northwest, said CDL training will begin October 5 from 8 – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday for four weeks; CLA training will begin October 20 from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday for three weeks; CLT training will begin November 24 from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday for two weeks; and CPT training will begin December 7 from 5 – 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday for 12 week.

For more information, contact Beatrice Owen at or 219-981-4443.

About Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.