THE National Maritime College in Ringaskiddy has been recognised in this year’s Irish Logistics and Transport awards.
The college was, for the third year in succession, recognised for its excellence in educational programmes, and awarded the prestigious Education award for its Bachelor of Business degree in Supply Chain Management.
This annual gala event in Dublin, attended by over 500 delegates from the supply chain and logistics management sector, gathered to celebrate the best of what their industry has to offer. Jane O’Keeffe, course director of Supply Chain, collected the award on behalf of the NMCI.
NMCI is a constituent college of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and focuses on both maritime and non-maritime industry sectors, and offers customised education and training programmes to meet individual requirements. The Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management degree programme is designed to support industry requirements, and for those with experience in logistics and supply chain management, who wish to further their career prospects.
This unique programme, in its ninth year, builds upon the students’ experiential knowledge and provides grounding in a wide and diverse range of disciplines. To date graduates have experienced excellent employment and career progression opportunities in both indigenous and multi-national organisations.
The programme has been so successful within the logistics and supply chain industry nationally, that it is proposed to incorporate modules in logistics and supply chain into the bachelor degrees in nautical science, marine engineering and marine electro-technology at the NMCI.
This is in keeping with the current best practice throughout the maritime colleges in Europe and globally. Currently the Supply Chain degree programme is being developed as Level 8 offering through the CAO system.