Global Maritime Learning Solutions (GMLS), after responding to a tender by SAAFF, was the successful appointed Training Provider who delivered the coveted FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding to South African learners for the first time in over 10 years. The excitement was evident this week at the FIATA RAME Congress Diploma Certificate Ceremony held at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg where 12 Learners received their FIATA Diplomas.
The Managing Director of GMLS, Mark Goodger proudly commented after the ceremony:
“Our organisation is passionately dedicated to creating a sustainable facility specialising in the provision of internationally benchmarked training programmes in the field of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management”. We initiated the development of the material for South Africa after we noted that, although South Africa was one of the first countries in the world to have its courseware validated for the FIATA Diploma in 1996, only 65 FIATA Diplomas have been awarded to South African learners, out of a total of 7,131 Diplomas awarded worldwide to date ~ An alarming statistic. More disturbing was the fact that no FIATA Diplomas have been awarded to South African learners since 1999. This left a startling gap in recognised achievement of the international FIATA standard ~ these GAP Modules have now been made available by GMLS’ initiatives to develop the material for South Africa.”
GMLS has submitted its course material for revalidation of the FIATA Diploma and the FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management to FIATA in 2012 to ensure that our South African learners continue to receive the most updated course material.
The successful learners pictured above originated from the Micor and Schenker Global Freight Forwarding organisations.
“One of the most significant changes in the freight forwarding industry over the past ten years is the moving away from traditional freight forwarding towards functional integration through Supply Chain Management. FIATA, through its FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management, provides employers with the opportunity to equip employees with the competencies required meet these new challenges.“ GMLS is also equipped to deliver the FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management.