UPS representatives encourage Sterling Futures students to pursue logistics and global supply

Students in the Futures Academy of Logistics and Global Supply at Sterling High School learned first-hand about the field from representatives of the world’s largest shipping and logistics company, United Parcel Service (UPS).

Arthur Wilson, UPS South Texas division manager, and Trey Wyre, Katy branch manager, told the students about their educational and career paths on Jan. 16. They also offered insights into the company and the careers it offers in a field that’s expected to grow by 22 percent in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Median salary in the field is more than $80,000.

Sterling Futures Academy students can earn an associate’s of applied science degree along with their high school diploma and industry certifications, and are exposed to information and opportunities in the logistics and global supply workforce as part of their education.

Both UPS representatives told Futures educators that they would be interested in helping to mentor Sterling students.