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Shippers’ Academy launches first career development pathway courses with Sri Lanka Foundation


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An industry first career development path in Transport, Logistics and Trade (TLT) has been introduced by the Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC), with its collaborative partner, Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF), which comes under the Presidential Secretariat.

The career path has three segments, where a three month certificate course will lead to a requirement fulfillment of the Director Merchant Shipping to hold a license to operate a logistics company in Sri Lanka.

This is with reference to the Government gazette of 1717 of 2011 by the Ministry of Ports and Highways.

Students who complete the TLT course will be eligible to enter advanced certificate course in Shipping and Logistics offered at the Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA), University of Colombo (UOC), which is to be a nine month course to be launched in 2013, in partnership is SAC/SLF. Then the IHRA of UOC will offer an external degree for those students who complete the advanced certificate course.

The first batch of students for the TLT is now being enrolled and the course is scheduled to commence on 24 August 2012, at the Sri Lanka Foundation.

CEO of the Shippers’ Academy Rohan Masakorala said that the TLT would cover all aspects of logistics, which will include multimodal transport, shipping, international documentation, international trade and all related subjects. It will give a broad understanding to the students the different aspects of global commerce and how it links to the supply chain on an end-to-end basis.

“This is a first-time initiative to formalise a career path to both students and industry personnel who have completed and passed O/L or with relevant experience in the field. We would like to invite parents looking for new employment opportunities for their children, to give them this basic training through the TLT course and open their horizons to a field that is emerging with wider spectrum of specialties in the global market,” Masakorala said

The course will open avenues for students to choose and identify various specialised subject areas for employment and to further career development in areas such as logistics management, supply chain management, port operations management, export/import management, aviation industry, shipping and services industry, customs and border control knowledge and global procurement and distribution industry

The demand for employment in these highly paid professional jobs is ever increasing around the globe.  

Sri Lanka too is having a major shortage and a deficit of people academically and professionally qualified in this field.

The first TLT course is offered at a special introductory rate by the SAC/SLF and will be a limited intake and applications will close on 20 of August 2012. Further information could be obtained at www.shippersacdemy.lk.


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