Overview of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Career Cluster
Instructional content for the TDL Career Cluster is divided into six career pathways:
- Aircraft Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Collision Repair and Refinishing
- Small Engine Technology
- Transportation Systems Management
- Logistics, Planning, and Management Systems
To help students learn more about TDL careers, download and distribute the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics College and Career Planning Guide. The guide makes an excellent critical reading assignment for students enrolled in a practicum course in this career cluster.
Because the TDL cluster covers a wide range of careers, be sure to work closely with training sponsors to pull TEKS from other TDL courses or related courses in other clusters. In some cases, you and the training sponsor will need to develop entirely new TEKS specific to the work performed at the training station.
Legal and Safety Considerations
For practicums taken as an independent study, mentorship, or internship, students should research and report on industry and occupation-specific safety and legal considerations to understand all aspects of the industry they are considering as a career.
Take a moment to bookmark the Texas CTE Resource Center website. Later, be sure to explore curriculum guidelines and instructional resources for the AFNR Career Cluster.
Take a few moments to bookmark the SkillsUSA Texas website to explore later.
The professional association that most closely relates to TDL careers is the Texas Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA), but there are several others that may interest you as well. You may also want to check with your colleagues for advice.
Take a few moments to bookmark the CTE professional association websites below to explore later.