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Dear Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators,

Through the Pathways for Teachers grant, the University of Missouri- Saint Louis College of Business Center for Transportation Studies and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have teamed up for the second time to provide awareness and support to assist you in educating students regarding career opportunities in transportation and logistics.

During the course of these workshops, Educators will be required to attend 4 workshop sessions and will be paid $500.00* upon completion of those 4 sessions. Here are the benefits for this opportunity:

  • Participants will understand foundational concepts and gain an awareness of the impact of transportation and logistics on society and industry.
  • Participants will understand the need for and become aware of the types of jobs available and skills required to successfully place students into entry-level positions in the transportation and logistics field.
  • Participants will be able to counsel students to stable, reliable career pathways for entering the transportation and logistics workplace.
  • Participants will be provided curriculum material on transportation and logistics management for use in lesson plans, classroom presentations and student counseling.
  • Participants will be provided contact details and information for St. Louis area transportation and logistics companies and professional associations.
  • Participants may opt-in for continued correspondence with the UMSL CTS regarding St. Louis regional transportation activities, employment opportunities, and academic updates.


Each session will run from approximately 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m, starting and ending on UMSL’s North Campus. (Note: some program tours may be subject to change).

Session 1: May 16, 2019 - Introduction to Transportation and Logistics

  • Welcome and Overview of Program
  • Classroom Lecture introducing transportation and logistics foundational concepts and importance to society
  • Discussion of Career Pathways in Transportation and Logistics
  • Industry Presentation by St. Louis Regional Freightway
  • Tour of America's Central Port


Session 2: May 23, 2019 - 3PL and Intermodal Activities

  • Classroom Lecture discussing 3PL and Intermodal Activities
  • Industry Presentation by Hogan
  • Tour of Old Dominion Freight Line


Session 3: May 30, 2019 - Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations:

  • Classroom Lecture discussing Distribution Centers
  • Discussion of Career Pathways in Distribution Centers and Warehousing
  • Industry Presentation by CJ Charlton, Yusen Logistics
  • Tour of Graybar


Session 4: June 6, 2019 - Additional Opportunities in Transportation & Logistics

  • Industry Presentation by ICON Mechanical /SoIL Work Force Development Council
  • Lesson Plan Presentations
  • Tour of St. Louis Terminal Railroad Yard Operations and Command Center


Space is limited and the deadline for registration is Friday, April 5, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Redden, UMSL College of Business Administration, Recruitment Coordinator at (314) 516-5876 or

*Educators that are contracted for 11 or 12 months by your district will not be eligible to receive the $500.00 stipend.