Get the Skills to Be a Professional Logistics & Dispatch Specialist

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Dispatch students combine classroom training & real-world experience

7 Month Global Logistics and Dispatch Career Training Program

Please note that MIAT’s Dispatch programs are not offered at the Houston campus.

Global Logistics & Dispatch Specialists play a vital role in the business operations of shipping companies, emergency responders, and other public and private organizations. Are you looking for a new challenge? Find out what it takes to become a dispatcher.

The Transportation Dispatch portion of MIAT’s Global Logistics and Dispatch certificate training program is rigorous and fast-paced. Subjects include:

  • meteorology
  • regulations
  • navigation
  • communication
  • emergency procedures
  • crisis management
  • air traffic control
  • computers
  • transporting dangerous goods/hazardous materials
  • human factors
  • troubleshooting

Job requirements include:

  • good situational awareness
  • multi-variable problem solving abilities
  • outstanding communication skills (oral and written)
  • excellent computer knowledge
  • dedication
  • general office management and clerical skills

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the MIAT “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

Employment Outlook and Information

A graduate of the Global Logistics and Dispatch Program can choose from a wide range of career opportunities in a variety of specialties within the transportation and public and private service industries. Dispatchers often enjoy an exciting and challenging work environment because no two days or shifts are exactly the same. Transportation Dispatch Specialists have an array of transferable skills that can be used in various disciplines such as aviation, emergency services, trucking dispatch, public utilities, rail, and public safety. Dispatchers exercise sound judgment and utilize problem-solving skills to maximize safety and efficiency, ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, and effectively make recommendations.

Because fluid schedules and overtime are common requirements of dispatch workers, employers frequently offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May, 2012, the annual salary of service dispatchers (other than EMS) ranges from $21,430 to $59,670.*

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes435032.htm

The Global Dispatch and Logistics Program is currently offered at our Canton, MI campus.

Get Backed by Over 45 Years of Success

MIAT Established 1969 - Building Technical Careers

Since 1969 MIAT School of Technology has helped thousands of individuals get the industry-relevant skills, experience and connections it takes to pursue rewarding technical careers. After more than 45 years in technical career education, MIAT has built an excellent reputation and strong working relationships with top employers.

We partner directly with employers to develop programs specifically tailored to fit their needs. As a MIAT student you get the relevant, up-to-date skills employers are look for.

Is a Career in Global Logistics & Dispatch Right For You? Don’t Delay! Get More Info…

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MIAT College of Technology – Canton, MI: 800-447-1310

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