The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK, in collaboration with the Geographical Association, has produced a suite of logistics and transport resources which are designed to be used in schools and educational environments.
With the aim of raising the profile of the profession and the opportunities available, the two organisations have designed eight lesson plans, with accompanying material.
The sessions were launched at the Geographical Association’s Annual Conference in Manchester by Alan Parkinson, Head of Geography at King’s Ely Junior, Cambridgeshire.
The resources address a number of issues through engaging enquiry questions that explore a range of aspects of transport and logistics. The resources aim to develop greater geographical knowledge and understanding and encourage students to apply this knowledge in real world contexts.
CILT expects participating students to also improve a range of skills that are important in the workplace, including communication, numeracy, IT, problem solving and team work.
Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive of CILT, said: “Working with our partners, the Geographical Association, we are pleased to be able to offer these resources to schools and the education sector.
“These resources will enable us to promote the vast and varied opportunities available in the logistics and transport profession to the younger generation and encourage more young people to choose a career in logistics and transport.”