Browsing: Professional development

Make skills pay

Visitors to the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC last month will have seen Skills for Logistics campaigning hard to persuade companies to take up public funds for training.

Come to a supply chain forum: Mick Jackson

When Skills for Logistics commissioned widespread research to find the issues of concern regarding training for the logistics sector, the two demands that kept being made were for training and qualifications to be relevant and consistent around the UK.

Game of Risk anybody?: Mick Jackson

It’s that time of year (at least at the time of writing this) when business plans and budgets need to be completed. Probably in common with other organisations our plan places a high premium on the assessment and management of risk in all its shapes

A Christmas fable from years gone by… : Mick Jackson

It’s a month before Christmas and the world’s in a state, There’s a shortage of elves and our gifts will be late, “We can’t get the elves” shouted Santa with dreaad, “They all work in plumbing and banking instead”

You’re Fired Hired!: Mick Jackson

When writing this column I have been known once or twice to draw attention to the relatively low levels of public funding attracted by the logistics industry (eight per cent of the workforce, 3.5 per cent public funding share) when compared with construct

Skills council focuses on 14 year olds

Skills for Logistics is developing a Diploma in Retail in partnership with Skillsmart Retail, Automotive Skills and the Council for Administration.

Will we pay the price? : Mick Jackson

When Skills for Logistics was granted its original licence in early 2004, one of the objectives set for the organisation was to ‘significantly reduce driver shortage’.

Can I help you myth? : Mick Jackson

There is an oft-reported phenomenon in all developed societies around the world, known as the Urban Myth, which involves somebody knowing somebody who was acquainted to somebody who knew of someone who experienced a dire event…

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