Historic logistics campus graduation celebrated

Oct 5, 2017 | Uncategorized

12 Sep 2017 – by Staff reporter

DB Schenker Logistics Campus NMEA has held its first graduation ceremony in Johannesburg.

 A total of 18 students graduated at the ceremony that took place earlier this month having completed their 12 month learnership in the South African National Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 3 Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance (FFCC).

All 18 learners were part of the initial student intake last year after the course was established by DB Schenker and LIV Village in June 2016 to strengthen skills across industry.

The campus is managed and staffed with experts from within industry and has as its primary goal the strengthening of skills and competence of resources in the logistics industry in Africa and the Middle East.

According to a spokesman, this creates a unique capability and advantage as learning expertise is provided from within the logistics company rather than an external learning institution trying to facilitate from the outside in.

It also ensures learning is directly linked to the real world of work and is relevant to the needs of industry.

Also represented at the graduation were the South African local training authority for the transport sector, (Transport, Education and Training Authority (TETA)) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

Ingrid Du Buisson, executive officer of TETA freight forwarding chamber delivered the keynote address by highlighting the role and importance of students in the future, considering the fast changing world.