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Institute for Supply Chain, Logistics Careers Opens in South Africa

The Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ILSCM) has opened in Johannesburg with the aim to partner with industry and to improve the general caliber of those pursuing careers in logistics and supply chain and related disciplines.

It is set to provide specialized open distance learning academic programs and face-to-face short learning programs that are occupationally-directed and tailored to the needs within the logistics and supply chain disciplines. Through its research arm, the ILSCM aims to share valuable findings, trends and opportunities identified, for the collective benefit of all stakeholders in the industry, whether a student, graduate or an existing practitioner.

Its unique offering in the market entails an articulation path which provides individuals with the opportunity to train in this field from an NQF Level 2 qualification all the way up to an NQF Level 7 qualification.

The Uniprep programme offers students the opportunity to bridge the gap from the Further Education level towards the Higher Education level. Very few institutions offer qualifications in this field, especially through distance learning education, which is becoming an increasingly popular mode of learning as it provides flexibility for the individual who is employed on a full-time basis.

"Having focused our programme offering, we are in a position to align ourselves more closely with the industry and its representative bodies," says ILSCM Head Deon van der Merwe. "Our proactive approach allows us to stay abreast of new developments within the industry and to offer solutions to changing training needs."

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It is set to provide specialized open distance learning academic programs and face-to-face short learning programs that are occupationally-directed and tailored to the needs within the logistics and supply chain disciplines. Through its research arm, the ILSCM aims to share valuable findings, trends and opportunities identified, for the collective benefit of all stakeholders in the industry, whether a student, graduate or an existing practitioner.

Its unique offering in the market entails an articulation path which provides individuals with the opportunity to train in this field from an NQF Level 2 qualification all the way up to an NQF Level 7 qualification.

The Uniprep programme offers students the opportunity to bridge the gap from the Further Education level towards the Higher Education level. Very few institutions offer qualifications in this field, especially through distance learning education, which is becoming an increasingly popular mode of learning as it provides flexibility for the individual who is employed on a full-time basis.

"Having focused our programme offering, we are in a position to align ourselves more closely with the industry and its representative bodies," says ILSCM Head Deon van der Merwe. "Our proactive approach allows us to stay abreast of new developments within the industry and to offer solutions to changing training needs."

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