You might say that planes, trains and (trucks) automobiles really get Matthew Brezina, freshman at Southeast Community College in Milford, and Jeffrey W. Rodis, freshman at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, revved up. Because it is the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career field the two young men are keen to master. It also is to this end that the Nebraska Logistics Council (NLC) stepped up and awarded each with a $500 scholarship.
As a child, Brezina would tear apart and rebuild his toy cars, carrying his passion right into Schuyler Central High School, where he took courses in Basic and Advanced Transportation. He gained further experience as an automotive technician “in the pits” where he helped his dad and cousin repair their demolition derby cars. Currently he is enrolled in hands-on courses that will lead to his dream of becoming an auto technician in a shop near Columbus.
Rodis, from Omaha, is pursuing his interest in Supply Chain Management. A graduate of Millard North High School, he was the ONLY student in the Distribution and Logistics Management (DLM) Academy offered through Millard High Schools, singly paving the way for future DLM academy students. The coursework was challenging and Rodis found himself, at times, in his words, “overcoming obstacles that few high school students go through.” He envisions continuing on to earn a master’s before embarking on a career in DLM.
Raising funds for ongoing scholarships is just one goal of the Nebraska Logistics Council. The scholarships were awarded after their annual golf fundraiser outing, held earlier today. The Council also supports high school transportation, distribution and logistics education programs statewide to encourage students, such as Matthew Brezina and Jeffrey Rodis, to become a part of a rapidly growing industry.
About the Nebraska Logistics Council
The Nebraska Logistics Council serves its members as a forum for professional and educational advancement in the area of worldwide transportation, warehousing, distribution and logistics. www.NebraskaLogisticsCouncil.org