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Andrew Blizzard

Andrew Blizzard

Wake Tech Class of: 2011


“I needed to retool and gain skills that would make me more marketable.”

    — Andrew Blizzard

No matter what kinds of goods or services a company produces, it needs professionals skilled in logistics – the art of moving those assets from one place to another. That’s what attracted 43-year-old Andrew Blizzard to Wake Tech’s Global Logistics Technology program. The former Marine enrolled at Wake Tech after the automotive parts plant he worked in shut down. “I needed to retool and gain skills that would make me more marketable,” he says.

Blizzard became more marketable quickly, in a field often listed among the hottest careers in the nation. He had completed only one semester of the logistics program when Landstar Corporation, searching for potential hires, offered him a position as a freight broker. Now Blizzard is gaining valuable on-the-job experience while continuing his studies at Wake Tech. “This is a perfect fit,” Andrew says. “I work during the day and take online classes tailored to this industry. My studies give me a big picture perspective on my job, and that’s an incredible advantage.”