The Logistics Skill Council (LSC) recently accepted the Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI) as a training partner. The Certificate of Partnership was presented at the 13th FFFAI Executive Committee Meeting in Thiruvananthapuram. According to Dr. C. Unnikrishnan Nair, Head, Maritime Logistic, LSC, the agreement aims to expand the Council’s training activities by leveraging FFFAI’s presence at the operational level across the country through its 30 member associations. He also lauded FFFAI’s initiatives aimed at skilling logistics industry practitioners and aspirants interested in pursuing a career in logistics through its training arm, the Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders (IIFF). As a result, coordination between LSC and FFFAI would provide a significant boost to India’s logistics industry skill development activities.
Speaking to the FFFAI EC members, Dr. Unnikrishnan went into more depth on the establishment, current operations, and sector-specific course information of LSC. Currently, LSC is preparing all 12 of its sub-sectors under logistics to raise awareness in a way that will make it an aspirational field for both men and women.
FFFAI’s training arm, IIFF, has been providing classroom as well as online courses on logistics, shipping, and freight forwarding, which are validated by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). The FIATA-validated diploma courses will open growth opportunities and provide an edge for the candidates in the fields of customs brokerage, shipping and freight forwarding, multimodal transportation, and many more.