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12th October 2007 at 01:00
The logistics industry is targeting schools in a bid to persuade youngsters to take maths and opt for a career in the sector.

The new Skills for Logistics brochure, being delivered to schools, explains what the logistics industry does "ensures that the right products reach the right place in the right quantity at the right time" and outlines the qualifications needed to enter a variety of jobs including drivers, warehouse managers, mechanics, and account managers.

Later this year, 10 Scottish schools will pilot a new computer-based programme designed to tell pupils about logistics and give them a context for learning maths. It looks at the distribution of iPods made in China and marketed in the UK.

"This is the first time resources have been produced for teaching logistics in schools across Scotland and the UK," said Ian Hetherington, chief executive of Skills for Logistics, who designed the materials. "It's great that employers and schools are supportive."

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