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Skills for Logistics' remit expands

Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries, has announced that the wholesale sector has been added to its remit, increasing the number of people included within the SSC's footprint to 1.66 million.

Ian Hetherington, chief executive of Skills for Logistics, said: "We are looking forward to working closely with organisations within the wholesale sector and providing them with a voice when it comes to influencing national investment in vocational education, training and human resource development."

Skills for Logistics says it will work on behalf of wholesalers by:

  • Developing a single framework for careers, qualifications and development
  • Improving the quality of training supply and support for employers
  • Helping to improve the image of the industry
  • Presenting the needs of employers to public policy makers and funders

David Morton, strategic development director at Menzies Distribution Ltd and member of Skills for Logistics' Board of Directors, said "The inclusion of wholesaling in the remit of Skills for Logistics can only serve to benefit the sector.

"Encouraging employers to move away from ad hoc training and to focus on ongoing skills development of the workforce will help to raise standards. This will ultimately help the sector to succeed within a globally competitive environment."

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