“One of the most common questions CITT gets is ‘how quickly can I earn my CCLP designation?’ People who are working toward the CCLP designation are very career-driven and success-oriented and don’t always want to take a break in spring and summer. They also want the advantages of having industry’s most respected logistics designation as quickly as possible,” says Catherine Viglas, President of CITT.
After analyzing this need, CITT adds two advanced logistics courses to its spring-summer semester: Integrated Logistics—a key required course for the CCLP designation—and the popular elective Logistics Decision Modelling. These will be presented in addition to other, CCLP-required logistics courses, Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes. And a full suite of business courses will be available for anyone who needs these courses.
“Offering more of our advanced logistics courses year-round will help industry people earn their CCLP designation faster. Irrespective of when they start with these industry-specific courses, people can earn the CCLP designation in two years or less, depending on their individual situation” Viglas explains. “People with a business background can now complete the educational requirement for the CCLP designation in only five consecutive semesters,” she says.
The move stands to benefit employers as well. The skills gap and capacity crunch remain hot issues throughout the industry, and more employers are using external professional development sources to prepare promising employees for more senior roles, or support designations as proof that their staff are highly qualified in the field.
HR research reveals another compelling dynamic. When companies support their staff to develop their knowledge and credentials beyond company-specific training, these companies are rewarded with more loyal employees—not less. “This is a really important paradigm shift for companies to make,” urges Viglas. “Really competitive organizations have already figured this out.
CITT’s spring term starts on April 23rd and runs through July. Students can register up until April 22nd —or until individual courses are filled – whichever comes first.