Professional training programme for women in logistics & transport fully funded

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) will be acquiring funding for its Candidacy Programme for 30 employed women, commencing June 2020. The Candidacy Programme will enable people who are in Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport, Distribution and Warehousing to acquire an internationally recognised, professional designation ie., ‘MILT’. Successful candidates will be awarded the designation once they have completed the programme. They will then be expected to join the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and expected to do Continuous Professional Development (CPD) on an annual basis, in order to stay up-to-date with industry developments.

Call for Expressions of interest

Interested women are invited to confirm your Expression of Interest (EOI Form attached) to this programme, should funding be awarded to CILTSA. This exciting programme will enhance the skills levels in your organisation and enable candidates to participate in an international programme and apply for internationally recognised professional designations. Successful candidates will be awarded the International Certificate in Logistics and Transport by UK-based professional body CILT International.

Who will benefit?

The programme is aimed at women who have 5+ years’ experience in logistics and/or warehousing operations with no formal tertiary qualifications. The programme will allow candidates to gain the theoretical background to their operational functions and adding further value to implement these improvements in the workplace. See Minimum Qualifying Criteria for Applicants below.

Professional Recognition

Successful programme graduates will be assisted to apply for the professional designation awarded by CILT International, Member (MILT).

Programme Provision and Content

The programme consists of the following units:

Management in Logistics and Transport

This core unit presents the fundamental management knowledge required of managers in logistics and the transport industry. It covers aspects of the internal and external structures of an organisation, the governance of the people within the organisation and those financial and other planning techniques necessary to maintain organisational health. It aims to deliver the understanding and competence of those key elements of management practice that are fundamental to both commercial and non-commercial organisations and aspects of legality.

Supply Chain Management

The aim of this unit is to introduce the main principles, concepts and practices of supply chain management. The content of the unit covers four main themes. These are: what is a supply chain and supply chain planning, why it is important in any business, how the supply chain operates and the principles of supply chain improvement. Where appropriate, the global nature of the supply chain will be emphasised.

Transport Operations

This unit presents the key generic aspects of transport operations. It provides the basis for professionals in the transport industry to understand the principles of effective, safe and legal movement of goods and people by the principal modes in a national and international context. The unit covers the nature of transport, an appreciation of its supply and demand characteristics and the different ways in which the transport product can be delivered effectively and efficiently.

Warehousing

This unit presents the fundamental warehouse management knowledge required of managers in logistics and the storage and distribution industry. It covers the role of the warehouse and how warehouse strategy fits into the logistics strategy. The key elements are operational functioning of a warehouse, its technology and effective control. The unit aims to deliver the understanding and competence of those key elements of warehouse management practice that are fundamental to both commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Duration and Location

The programme is scheduled to commence in June 2020. Contact sessions will be held in Midrand and are subject to final confirmation with the training provider.

Programme Delivery

This programme is called a Candidacy Programme which means that it is very intense and practically oriented. It combines contact training with experiential learning which needs to be evidenced by carefully completed and authenticated workplace logbooks.
The Programme consists of:

  • 4 compulsory contact training days (2 days July 2020; 2 days January 2021)
  • 4 compulsory examination revision and preparation (2 days November 2020; 2 days June 2021)
  • 4 compulsory examination days (2 days December 2020; 2 days July 2021)
  • 1 compulsory tour day (To be confirmed)
  • Online quizzed for each unit
  • Assignments for each unit

In addition to an examination on each unit, candidates will also be expected to complete online quizzes and an assignment on each unit, designed to assess the learner’s ability to apply the theory of each subject in the workplace.

Minimum Qualifying Criteria for Applicants

  • Matric/Grade 12/ National Senior Certificate
    – English First language: 50%.
    – English Second language: 60%
    – Mathematics: 50%.
    – Mathematics Literacy 70%.
  • Female
  • Minimum 5 years working experience
  • South African citizen
  • Based in Gauteng
  • Currently employed in an Operations or Logistics role, with a minimum of 5 years working experience
  • There must be an indication that the individual has been identified as talent in the organisation and that they are on a career path
  • Job must be directly related to Programme
  • Able to attend all contact training sessions, examination revision and preparation sessions and examination sessions based iMidrand commencing July 2020
  • Clean disciplinary record
  • Clear criminal record
  • Clean training record with the company
  • Motivation letter from Candidate
  • Motivation letter from Manager
  • Employment Equity targets will be considered
  • Employer organisation must be a skills levy payer within Road Freight or the Forwarding and Clearing industry within TETA
  • Not currently enrolled for any other learning programme (learnership/bursary)
  • Applications to be completed on the official CILTSA form
  • Applications to be endorsed and supported by company HR Department
  • TETA Workplace Approval Number

Enrolment onto Programme

Nominated candidates meeting the minimum qualifying criteria, will be required to attend a panel interview in Edenvale as part of the application process. Final approval and programme acceptance of nominated candidates rests with the panel.

Employer Commitments

Costs

Whilst all costs for tuition, assessment, graduation and certification, including Student membership of CILTSA, will be borne by CILTSA (subject to TETA funding availability), employers will be responsible for learner transport costs to compulsory contact sessions; launch, tour (location to be confirmed) and graduation in Midrand, as well as a once off Admin Levy of R4, 500.00 per learner. There are no prescribed textbooks, although all recommended reading publications will be available to candidates Employers will be responsible for the cost of the Professional Designation Registration Fee of R950. Employers will be required to sign a tri-party Candidacy Agreement which includes payback to CILTSA by the employer/learner, should the learner drop out or not successfully complete the programme.

Mentoring and Work-based Experience

A key element of the success of this Programme is that candidates receive intensive mentoring in order to achieve their training objectives. It is strongly recommended that dedicated, experienced and senior individuals take on the responsibility of mentoring the candidates from your organisation. Mentors will be required to attend the Programme Launch in June 2020 and Graduation in December 2021. During the course of the programme, each learner is required to demonstrate that they have had practical experience in each of the functional areas covered. For this purpose, each learner will be required to complete a logbook which records the relevant work-based experiences. This logbook will need to be authenticated by the respective departmental supervisor/ manager.

Way Forward

Organisations wishing to participate in this programme and enrol applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifying Criteria are encouraged to complete the Expression of Interest Form. Completed forms should be sent to Catherine Larkin at cvlarkin@ciltsa.org.za by not later than Friday 4 October 2019. Employers will be notified of final funding approval by 30 April 2020. We are looking forward to receiving your nominations for this exciting programme. Should you have any queries, please contact Catherine Larkin on 087 822 2858, 083 300 0331 or email her at cvlarkin@ciltsa.org.za.

 

The views and opinions in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of the Association.
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