Sector council seeks volunteers

by MM&D Online Staff

Mississauga, Ontario—The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC) is seeking input from supply chain stakeholders in two working groups related to its new, two-year Supply Chain Links project. Supply Chain Links is a two-pronged project: It will result in the creation of both a supply chain skills-assessment and -matching tool and 15 new occupational standards.

The interactive self-assessment tool will be useful to individuals and employers in the sector. Based on information in the CSCSC’s occupational standards—33 now available and the 15 to be developed through this project—a user will be able to identify his or her job-related strengths and, more importantly, deficiencies in order to determine where further education or training needs to be attained to promote career development. Similarly, a manager or company HR department could use reports generated from the tool at a macro level to direct investments in education or training where gaps are indicated.

Further, the assessment tool will link to the CSCSC’s Education and Training Compendium, an online database of supply chain-related offerings. With this resource, the user will be able to find education and training providers that offer programs in the areas where skills upgrading is required.

In choosing jobs for the development of new occupational standards, the CSCSC will focus on roles related to transportation—particularly in marine and port operations, rail (including intermodal facilities), pipelines and air cargo, as well as supporting functions involved in trade gateways and corridors on both coasts and mid-continent.

Separate working groups will help guide the project’s two distinct areas of work. The CSCSC is aiming to put together teams that are representative of the supply chain sector; participation is welcome from people in various roles and industries from across Canada.

Anyone interested in joining one of the working groups can get more-detailed information about the role of working group members by contacting the appropriate project manager, listed below.

Pat Campbell, Project Manager, Connector, A Skills Matching Tool for Supply Chain Occupations; 905-897-6700, ext. 225;

Sheryl Keenan, Project Manager, Occupational Standards to Support a Global Economy; 905-897-6700, ext. 301;

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