Yard managers oversee operations within a yard, which is like an outdoor warehouse – lumber yard, construction yard, freight yard, truck yard, etc. They direct workers, maintain and purchase inventory, and keep things running smoothly for employees and customers.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see a day in the life of an Yard Manager.
STEP 1: Choose a yard near you (use an online search engine to find a local lumber yard, automotive yard, construction yard, etc.).
STEP 2: Keep researching to make a list of 5 things found in this yard (ex: trucks, wood, customers, repair shop, etc.). (Challenge: Try to use GoogleEarth to identify components from the real satellite image of the yard you chose!)
STEP 3: Draw a scene of this yard on a piece of paper to include all 5 things on your list.
STEP 4: Now the hard part! For each thing on your list, find or invent a technology tool to improve and modernize that component of the yard. Add a description of the technology and how it improves each point on your drawing.
STEP 5: Share your tech-powered yard drawing in the Student Showcase and build your resume!