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Distrotek
Kathleen High School
1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL  33815

Phone:  (863) 499-2215

Areas of Interest:  Distribution/Supply Chain Management, Business

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Distrotek Overview

What is Distrotek?

Distrotek is a career academy located at Kathleen High School and sponsored by Rooms-To-Go. The program inspires students to seek positions in Management and Supervision. Rooms-To-Go is part of the warehousing & distribution industry which occupies over 22 million square feet of space in Polk County and is one of the county's fastest growing industries. Distrotek is a step toward meeting the industry's need for well-focused, well-qualified and well-trained supervisors and managers.

What Will Students Learn?

Distrotek students will be challenged to reach high levels of achievement in English, writing, business computing, science and math. Students will also take a solid core of Business Management and Supervision courses which will introduce students to the activities in a distribution center and train them to:

  • Build and maintain effective relationships
  • Implement effective recycling techniques
  • Maintain quality and safety standards
  • Manage employees in a warehouse
  • Build successful goals
  • Set productivity goals
  • Enforce policy

Mission

The Distrotek Academy provides a diverse group of students with skills for the business community in the areas of distribution, management, and marketing. In the process of their studies, students will master both career technical and academic skills while being motivated to become professionals in today's supply chain management industry. They will build strong leadership through ethical policies, professional work environments, and effective teamwork.