IHRA, University of Colombo introduces diploma in shipping, transport and logistics managementView(s):
Shipping and Aviation Information Research (Private) Limited
Shippers’ Academy Colombo
Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA) of the University of Colombo-UOC in partnership with the Shipping and Aviation Information Research Institute (SAIRI) and the Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) for the first time has introduced a diploma in
shipping, transport and logistics management for students who have completed advanced level and for the industry professionals who possess experience in the field.
The Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA) is one of the leading educational institutes attached to the University of Colombo (IHRA-UOC) which was established under the Ordinance No.11 of 1979 amended by Ordinance No. 01 of 2006. Dr. Rohan P. Perera, Director IHRA said that “IHRA is advancing according to the global and local developments through the “knowledge economy”. Hence a new and an emerging economy like Sri Lanka now need more professionals in the logistics sector as the country is moving towards a major shipping and aviation hub. This is the first time the UOC-IHRA has entered into this new sector and we hope to offer higher diploma and degree level certification in logistics after the initial diploma” he said.
The Shipping and Aviation Information Research (Private) Limited (SAIRI) established in July 2009 is a company under the Ministry of Aviation. Its mission is exploring the possibility of study and researches on the ports, shipping & aviation sector. It was established for data collection, research and to conduct workshops and training programmes in these sectors explained Mr. Nihal Hewage, the Chairman of SAIRI.
Shippers’ Academy Colombo a certified institute under the Ministry of Ports and Highways is the very first training institution of its kind in South Asia to tailor courses for shippers and related service providers and exporters and importers who need a hybrid curriculum of shipper/trade -centric courses and to offer customised and focused education, R&D and consultancy services. Mr. Rohan Masakorala CEO of SAC said that they are delighted to join hands with IHRA and SAIRI to offer this diploma and it is a great opportunity for students after A/Ls to pursue a career in international trade and transport, which is an exciting area of business for one to get into. The demand for skilled persons in this trade is high all around the world he said. Students who also complete the Logistics Services, Freight Forwarding and Multimodal Transport 3 month’s certificate course with SAC are also eligible to join this course at IHRA, he said.
The first batch will start the one year diploma in October 2013 and the IHRA is now registering the second batch which will start early 2014. Interested candidates with A/L or relevant industry experience can contact
Institute of Human Resource Advancement
University of Colombo,
No: 275, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Phone 2503 393 / 2554 724