PMTC and Unique Personnel sponsor new academic award in CITT program of study

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TORONTO, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and the CITT have announced a new award honoring academic achievement within the CITT Program of Study.

This annual award, sponsored by the PMTC and Unique Personnel Inc., will be presented to the undergraduate with the highest academic standing in the Human Resources related course currently called “Managing People Effectively.” Complementing the specialized logistics curricula, the course is part of CITT’s “Business Knowledge Courses” which strive to develop well-rounded management professionals for the logistics sector. Completion of the program leads to the CITT Designation.

“Through our work within the trucking community, and communication with our membership, we recognize that human resource management in trucking is an area that deserves attention,” said PMTC president Bruce Richards. “We believe that this award will encourage people who are interested in working in the trucking community to gain some valuable background in human resource management. That will benefit them in their individual careers and the broader trucking community as a whole.”

PMTC Chairman Peter McAleer praised Unique Personnel Inc., for their support with this initiative. “Paul Christie confirmed his interest in sponsoring this award during the initial discussions with our Board of Directors. He is as committed as we are to upgrading available resources for the industry and we appreciate his support.”

“Traditionally, trucking has not focused on developing and maintaining good human resources practices,” says Christie. “Companies like Unique Personnel are able to remove much of that burden from our clients but there is a definite need for more of this type of expertise in the industry and we are happy to help develop it.”

Catherine Viglas, President of CITT echoed the comments of Richards and Christie saying CITT is proud to partner with organizations that recognize the need for well-rounded professionals in the supply chain and transportation logistics sector. “These organizations demonstrate their willingness to think holistically by moving past the norms of their own activities and thinking ahead to the future of the supply chain and logistics sector.”

The award winner will receive their award at the CITT Annual Conference during the awards ceremony alongside other distinguished award winners, and receive an invitation to the PMTC’s annual awards luncheon.

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