NorQuest College has signed an accreditation agreement with Supply Chain Canada to offer advanced standing in the prestigious Supply Chain Management Professional™ (SCMP) designation to learners completing the one-year Supply Chain Professional Certificate program.
Recent disruption of the global supply chain from the pandemic and the blockage in the Suez Canal have put a spotlight on the crucial role these experts play in keeping economies moving and products in the hands of consumers. Graduates of the NorQuest program gain the skills and competencies that are crucial to their success in this critical industry, walking away certified as one step closer to attaining an SCMP designation.
“The vital importance of supply chains to our everyday lives is clear,” said Marian Gayed, Vice President, External Relations and Partnerships at NorQuest College. “I’m so pleased with this partnership with Supply Chain Canada as we work together to enhance the impact for supply chain professionals looking to NorQuest for training opportunities, but also for our communities who benefit from professional, capable, and efficient commerce.”
The SCMP designation is highly sought-out in the Canadian job market. NorQuest’s Supply Chain Professional Certificate is a one-year, non-credit program that is designed to help learners with previous diplomas or degrees shift their careers toward the fast-growing supply chain industry in Alberta. The program enables learners to bypass five out of the eight learning modules and all six interactive workshops they need to complete through Supply Chain Canada to become certified.
“Having NorQuest’s Supply Chain Professional Certificate program accredited by Supply Chain Canada assures learners that what we are teaching is relevant to the industry and will benefit industry for years after they’ve completed the program,” said Michele Braun, Director of Continuing Education and Partner Solutions at NorQuest College. “This agreement ensures that we are setting our learners up for success.”
The Supply Chain Professional Certificate program is open to domestic and international learners and will provide diverse instruction and relevant case studies that mimic what graduates will face in the workplace. Upon completing the academic portion of the program, learners will embark on a three-month paid work placement.
“Supply chain roles are fascinating and can be compared to the Swiss Army Knife – multi-faceted and multi-functional,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute. “The skills you will learn through educational programs developed and made available through academic partners like NorQuest College, enables us to raise awareness of the diverse activities our supply chain professionals play in and contribute to the growth of our province. Opportunities to learn how to develop relationships and truly deliver optimized end-to-end supply chains will broaden your marketability and further your career. If navigating climate impacts, security issues, or understanding how the vaccine is being disrupted interest you, join over 1700 supply chain management professionals in Alberta and see how you can directly impact your bottom line.”
Supply Chain Canada is the professional organization at the forefront of the supply chain industry, with chapters throughout Alberta and Canada. Becoming a member of their organization will ensure that NorQuest’s learners have access to the latest information and trends in the industry, stay connected to their network of professionals, and discover job opportunities to advance in their careers.