BRAMPTON, Ont. — Avaal Technology Solutions, a Brampton-based IT solutions provider, is launching a new government-sponsored course in logistics management.
The Avaal Trucking Logistics Specialist course is an intensive one-year diploma program that is designed to prepare students for the challenges in the logistics industry.
“Students will learn how to integrate technology and various software packages to manage the daily functions of large-scale logistics operations,” says Dara Nagra, CEO of Avaal. “The course focuses on implementing strategies to economize the integration between divisions in an organization while exploring the concept of supply chain management and its various elements. In addition, students will acquire the necessary problem solving and analytical skills that prepare them to efficiently process large volumes of data and utilize effective decision making techniques to contain problematic situations.”
Students will look at the history of logistics in Canada and how various advancements have shaped the current logistics landscape. The course will also explore a number of modes of transport, but a key emphasis will be placed on the over-the-road sector.
Officials say students will also have the opportunity to transform their theoretical knowledge into practice though an intensive “hands-on” component that requires students to manage operations through the utilization of complex software packages, used for inventory control, warehouse, and fleet management.
The course fee is $5,500, which includes all books and text materials. If potential students are receiving Employment Insurance or another type of government assistance, they may qualify to have the government pay their full tuition fee, says Nagra.
The course is first being offered as a full-time course with three-month semesters, starting in January. Orientation for the winter semester gets underway Jan. 15 with classes beginning Jan. 19 and wrapping up in April.
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