The Commercial Transport Academy (CTA), a multi-accredited and internationally recognised academy with a focus on women upliftment, is launching an exciting transport and logistics Candidacy Programme in South Africa for women in transport businesses. 

The programme is supported by the United States Agency (USAID) in collaboration with the CTA and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The programme aims to inspire women to lead in the transportation sector, by providing solutions to improve their knowledge through learning new skills, and advance their management and leadership abilities.

“The transport sector is one of the least gender representative sectors in South Africa,” says CTA Founder Nicci Scott. “The number of women employed in the freight industry for example is as low as 18% and less than 10% are employed in management positions. 

“This needs to change! The Candidacy Programme, specifically designed for women, aims to prepare them for career growth and leadership opportunities, through both practical and theoretical learning.”

The Programme will commence on 1 June 2021 and is open to all employed women in the transport sector with a minimum of four years working experience. The applicants should have a matric certificate, be South African citizens, and currently employed in a junior or middle management role in logistics, transport, supply chain and/or warehousing.

The CTA is inviting interested employers to enrol two women working in junior or middle management positions onto this eight-month internationally recognised Candidacy Programme.

Forty-four employed women will be accepted for phase one of the Programme and a total of 120 women will be trained over a three-year period.

Successful learners will be awarded the CILT International Diploma in Logistics and Transport that is recognised worldwide.

The total cost of the Programme is R42 000. Employers will be responsible for a contribution of R8 000 towards the total cost of the Programme. Employees based outside of Johannesburg should be sponsored a flight to attend their graduation by their employer.
The deadline for applications is 14 May 2021.

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About the CTA
Strategic partnering in providing holistic training solutions. Commercial Transport Academy is an internationally recognised logistics and transport academy committed to improving the state of the transport industry by enlightening transport and logistics professionals, educating transport drivers and empowering women owned transport companies. 

The CTA was established in 2015 with a purpose of introducing integrated driver training solutions, that uplift driver safety standards and achieve sustainable results for organizations, learners and communities. 

We believe that by including multiple training solutions such as class, in-cab, simulators and telematics, we can achieve a sustainable change in driver behaviour. Integrating the four senses of learning in our programmes assists learners in achieving the maximum benefit from the programme.

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