Grade Learning and the Ontario Institute of PMAC Partner to Prepare Students for Success in Supply Chain Management
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For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2010
TORONTO, ON: For the first time, the Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) has partnered with a Career College to deliver courses in Supply Chain Management (SCM). A partnership with Grade Learning, Ontario’s largest full-service education provider, will allow students to work towards a certificate in SCM at locations across Ontario.
“Today’s global market demands skilled individuals to support the management of complex corporate supply chains,” said Michael Bateman, President & CEO, Grade Learning. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the OIPMAC to train the next generation of supply chain practitioners.”
Known for providing the highest level of SCM education, the Ontario Institute of PMAC delivers a variety of programs to meet the needs for practitioners at all levels within the growing field. The Certificate in Supply Management program delivers fundamental training in Transportation, Procurement, Logistics and Operations Management for professionals who are looking to start a career in the growing SCM field. Technical courses are designed for entry and intermediate-level practitioners who require technical competence in SCM, with no prerequisites for enrolment.
As the only Ontario Career College offering Ontario Institute of PMAC courses, Grade Learning will now be an outlet that prepares students for fast-paced, global careers in SCM. Experienced instructors lead students through guided lessons and engaging exercises to provide hands-on, practical learning experiences. Each technical course takes 39 hours to complete and flexible evening and weekend scheduling allows students to maintain employment while enrolled.
“A partnership with Grade Learning was a natural fit for us,” said David Fletcher, President & CEO, Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada. “Grade Learning’s broad location base offers students a convenient way to obtain the knowledge and skills required to be successful in supply chain management.”
About Grade Learning:
Grade Learning (formerly Grade Expectations Learning Centres), Canadian owned and operated, has been a leader in individualized training and education since 1993. Ontario’s only full-service education provider, Grade Learning supports learners of all ages with their Career College, Private School, Individualized Tutoring, Specialized Training, Corporate Training and ESL programs. Highly qualified teachers and an individualized curriculum help learners achieve their education and training goals. With campuses across Ontario, Grade Learning has an experienced staff of approximately 250 who possess their Bachelors of Education or who are qualified Microsoft Office Specialist, Career College and TESL instructors. For more information: www.gradelearning.ca
The Ontario Institute of PMAC, along with its National and Provincial partners, constitutes the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management (SCM) professionals. The Ontario Institute of PMAC awards a professional designation in supply chain management under the authorization of provincial legislation, and is responsible for standards-setting, accreditation and the continuing professional development of its members. The Institute supports a growing global SCM community of more than 20,000 active members and program participants, delivering supply chain management training and professional development programs to advance SCM careers and enhance the competitiveness of organizations in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the Ontario Institute of PMAC at www.oipmac.ca.
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