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The first-ever Candidacy Programme was launched recently when 30 women in the Transport and Logistics industries were officially enrolled by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA).

Through funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA), CILTSA will train 30 employed women in the international Certificate in Logistics and Transport CILT qualification, which will also lead to a professional, internationally-recognised designation for the successful candidates.

CILTSAs fully funded training programme for women

“We know there is a huge skills gap in Transport and Logistics – it is still very much male-dominated,” says CILTSA President Elvin Harris. “We need more women professionals. The CILTSA Candidacy Programme is the start of something really good and long term. The responsibility is on all of us to make it work.”

“The beauty of this CILT qualification is that it is international,” adds Harris. “The Institute has a presence in over 33 countries, which means that the candidates will have a qualification that is portable across the globe. The programme is both theoretical and practical – something essential in today’s world.”

CILTSA is extremely impressed by the standard of the entrants. “Their humour, their hunger for knowledge, their passion – we were totally amazed,” says Charles Dey FCILT, the Institute’s Professional Development Champion and one of the Candidacy Selection Panel members. “This is the beginning of an exciting initiative that CILTSA hopes to take a very long way.”

“This is the first project of its kind – and the only one within TETA,” explains Ingrid du Buisson, Executive Officer of the Freight Handling Chamber at the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA). The concept of a Candidacy Programme was presented by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) a year ago. ‘Candidacy’ means the structured work experience component part of an occupational qualification as determined by the relevant professional body and may follow the completion of an academic qualification required for access to the assessment for the issuing of a professional designation.

“TETA is excited to be a part of this ground-breaking initiative and is very much a part of this journey,” adds Du Buisson. “This flagship project is significant – it is the start of the much-needed recognition and professionalisation of the supply chain industry.”

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