Warehouse skills are physical as well as mental qualities needed to perform warehouse-related work at a high level of competence and professionalism. There are skills that are technical and job specific, like heavy equipment operation and packing machinery. Then there are more generalized skills, involving admin and organizational skills that are valuable in any industry.
Most warehouse skills are learned on the job. Usually the best way to learn skills such as scheduling deliveries and shipments, monitoring supplies and keeping stocks organized is through experience. Since most people learn necessary skills during practical experience instead of formal education, warehouse laborers come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some get into the industry right out of high school, while others get hired on as warehouse workers after graduating college with a degree.