The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) for the training of 30 employed women and is inviting employers to enrol learners for this historic learning opportunity. Successful learners will be awarded the International Certificate in Logistics and Transport by UK-based professional body CILT International.
“This is an historic ‘first’ – for both TETA and CILTSA, as this is the first time that TETA has been awarded funding for a Candidacy Programme,” explains Elvin Harris, President of CILTSA. “We are inviting the industry to enrol learners on this exciting programme which will not only enhance the skills levels in their organisation, but will also enable graduates to apply for internationally recognised professional designations”.
“The programme is aimed at women who have some experience in logistics and/or warehousing operations’” says Harris. “At the end of the Programme these women will be able to add even more value and contribute to increased efficiencies in the workplace, as the theoretical and practical experience this programme offers will equip them with unparalleled learning and growth opportunities”.
“This programme is called a Candidacy Programme, which means that it is very intense and practically oriented,” continues Harris.
Local Learning, Global Designations
“One of the most valuable and exciting outcomes of this Programme is that, once the candidates have completed the Programme, they will be encouraged and assisted to apply for the professional designation awarded by CILT International, Member (MILT),” says Harris. “These designations are prestigious, globally recognised and provide successful candidates with a significant competitive advantage. CILT can also award the designations of CMILT (Chartered Member), as well as FCILT (Chartered Fellow), once the candidates have achieved certain additional qualifications and experience”.
Minimum Qualifying Criteria for Applicants
The minimum qualifying criteria for applicants are:
- Based in Gauteng
- Currently employed in an Operations or Logistics role with a minimum of two years working experience
- Able to attend training/ examinations in Midrand (see Programme Delivery above)
- Clear record
- Priority will be given to equity targets: 85% of places will be allocated to Black Females (as defined)
Programme Provision and Content
Training will be provided by CILTSA’s accredited partner, Commerce Edge, and the project will be managed by Alto Training.
“The programme, which is scheduled to be completed by October 2018, is both business- and industry-focused,” continues Harris. The subjects include: Business Theory, Business Application, Warehousing, as well as Freight Transport Operation”.
Whilst all costs for tuition, assessment, graduation and certification, including Student membership of CILTSA, will be paid for by the TETA Fund and administered by CILTSA, employers will be responsible for learner transport costs to the induction, tuition/ examination and graduation venues (all in Gauteng).
Mentoring and Work-based Experience
A key element of the success of this programme is that learners receive intensive mentoring in order to achieve their training objectives. “We urge employers to provide dedicated, experienced and senior individuals take on the responsibility of mentoring the learners from your organisation,” says Harris.