TLA, SUSS and TT SKILL Inks Tripartite MOU



The Logistics Academy (TLA) marked a new milestone with the signing of the tripartite MOU on 10 June 2022 together with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and India’s TT Logistics Skill Development Private Ltd (TT SKILL). This MOU kicks start the development and conduct of logistics and supply chain management training program for the logistics manpower in India. TT SKILL is part of the Chennai-headquartered TT Group with business interests in diverse fields such as logistics management, insurance, aviation logistics, hotel and tourism. Since August 2021, both the India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation and Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry through its Singapore-India Partnership Office (SIPO) have been facilitating this government-to-government initiative.

The scope of the MOU covers the joint development and delivery of three courses on logistics and supply chain management tailored for the aviation industry, in association with Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) and TT SKILL. RGNAU is a central university under India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation. These first three courses include Time-Sensitive Cargo Management, Cold Chain Management and Dangerous Goods Management. These industry-focused courses will be exclusively developed for India’s professionals and delivered to participants through an online platform.

“This India-Singapore training collaboration aims to enhance the skills training of new age employment in India to be more industry relevant. The Logistics Academy (TLA), a fully subsidiary arm of the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) - a national trade association for logistics industry, is excited to lend its logistics expertise in this area of training partnership. Together with its panel of industry practitioners, the Academy will impact not only the knowledge but hands-on industry experiences to the Indian participants.”, shared Mr Thomas Sim, TLA Director and SLA Council Member and Chairman, Human Capital Development Committee.

Mr. Arun Vasu, Chairman of TT Group said, TT Skill is an educational initiative of TT Group, it is in a way our contribution towards the development logistics community, we wanted to focus on the pain points where the skills are lacking right now. "One of the pain points for the Indian logistics industry is the poor quality of knowledge. We often learn more when we are on the job than in the classroom. There is a curriculum and there are professors teaching it but the uniqueness of this program is that the participants will have the opportunity to learn from working with a freight forwarder or trucking company or an airline before they are certified."

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