A decade-and-a-half after promising to promote logistic professionals in developing nations by FIATA Foundation, the company has signed a memorandum-of-understanding with the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) to train the next generation of professionals in the logistics industry.
This training is believed to empower and help the sector meet international standards in the logistics industry.
The first batches of students were introduced at an event at Lobelia Hotel and the training is to be conducted by Thomas Sim, who is thought to be one of the leading lecturers at the Training-of-the-Trainers (TOT) Programmes with FIATA.
The training is to last for two weeks and it is to be at a diploma level. The certificate program of FIATA is of an international standard that will give the trainees the flexibility and the knowledge to work anywhere in the world.
Thomas is a chairman of FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations – Advisory Body Vocational Training). This is the body that qualifies and keeps the standards of the professionals in the industry.
The local enterprise signed the memorandum of understanding in front of players in the industry, including the head of DHL. Ethiopia’s logistic arenas have been noted for its lack of skills and this partnership is believed to allow them to bring the industry to an improved international status.
ESLSE is a noted company that built the Babogaya Maritime and Logistic Center.
The ESLSE was formed in 2011 following the amalgamation of three enterprises: the Ethiopian Shipping Lines; Dry Ports Enterprise; and the Ethiopian Maritime and Transit Enterprise.