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4000 African Employees Develop International Logistics Skills

DHL Express said it has trained 4000 of its employees in 51 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa using an in-house Certified International Specialists learning and development program.

4000 African Employees Develop International Logistics Skills

Over 100,000 employees in more than 220 countries worldwide have also benefited from the training, the company said in a statement.

The CIS program also aims to bridge the skills divide in Sub-Saharan Africa, which continues to widen as foreign direct investment increases and the demand for talent far outstrips supply.

"One of the major challenges facing any multinational company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa is the lack of adequate training and education systems which sometimes fall short of global standards," said Randy Buday, managing director for DHL Express Nigeria.

"While we believe we attract the brightest talent on the continent, we know there is a critical need to provide additional training and make our African employees feel part of the global network, while also giving them international experience. The CIS platform does just that," said Buday.

The program employs learning methodologies to train employees across all functions on the fundamentals of international shipping, including import/export documentation, geography and global expertise as well as transport regulations and processes.

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Over 100,000 employees in more than 220 countries worldwide have also benefited from the training, the company said in a statement.

The CIS program also aims to bridge the skills divide in Sub-Saharan Africa, which continues to widen as foreign direct investment increases and the demand for talent far outstrips supply.

"One of the major challenges facing any multinational company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa is the lack of adequate training and education systems which sometimes fall short of global standards," said Randy Buday, managing director for DHL Express Nigeria.

"While we believe we attract the brightest talent on the continent, we know there is a critical need to provide additional training and make our African employees feel part of the global network, while also giving them international experience. The CIS platform does just that," said Buday.

The program employs learning methodologies to train employees across all functions on the fundamentals of international shipping, including import/export documentation, geography and global expertise as well as transport regulations and processes.

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4000 African Employees Develop International Logistics Skills