1. You usually need a high school diploma and may need some specialized training after high school, along with some work experience.
2. To be a shipper or receiver, you may need a driver's licence and forklift certificate.
3. To be a parts clerk, you may need a three-year apprenticeship program or specialized high school training and a one-year college course. Trade certification is available but voluntary in all provinces, except in Ontario. British Columbia offers a three-year apprenticeship program and voluntary certification for industrial engines/equipment partsperson. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is also available to qualified parts clerks.
4. To be an inventory clerk, you may need courses in production/inventory management and must be able to operate computerized inventory systems.
5. To be a police or emergency dispatcher, you usually need on-the-job training. To operate radios, you usually require a provincial radio operator's certificate.
6. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.