Career Pipeline Program

Company Internship Opportunity for Top Performing Students

The Career Pipeline Program, sponsored by Tacoma Community College (TCC) and Goodwill Industries, prepares displaced workers for employment in the Distribution and Transportation fields.

Instruction is provided in Distribution Center Operations, Transportation within the Supply Chain Sector, Logistics Security Initiatives, and in Quality Management Systems. Coursework consists of classroom lectures and instructor-led discussions; case studies; interactive student projects; and warehouse tours. Graduating students test for qualification as Certified Logistics Associates (CLA) and all become OSHA Certified Forklift Operators upon successful completion of coursework.

Some students are selected to participate in unpaid internships with local companies (currently, Carlile Transportation; NW Furniture Bank; Emergency Food Network; Ace Hardware; Keeler’s Medical; Parker Paints; among others). Additional unpaid internships are needed for other top-performing students. Each internship is customized, with instructor input, according to company capabilities and student learning objectives. TCC covers Workers Compensation. The instructor follows up with the company and the intern on a weekly basis. Internships length varies between 3-8 weeks, 4 hours per work day. As a result of past internships, a number of students have acquired additional specialized skills, leading to job placements either with the Intern Company, or elsewhere within the industry.

For additional information on the Career Pipeline Program or if your company is interested in providing internships, please contact:

Gary Olson (TCT Member)
Cell: 253.341.1526
Email: gary.olson17 @
Mary Kate Richardson (TCT Member)
Project Manager TCC Career Pipeline Project in Warehousing & Logistics
Office: 253.566.5018
Email: mrichardson @