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In this demanding era, there is an increase in the properly trained manpower in freight logistics industry,  the Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry has joined hands with the Open University Malaysia to offer a Professional  Diploma in Freight Logistics (PDFL) for students in the state of Kerala.  This main initiative is mainly to help the Shipping and Logistics sector in Kerala as it provides skilled and trained youth to the society meeting the drawback of unemployment.

The Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI), was established in 1857, which is one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the country and is a promoter chamber of the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) New Delhi.

The  Open University Malaysia (OUM) is a consortium of 11 public universities in Malaysia and also the Institute of Professional Development (IPD-OUM www.ipdoum.edu.my)  which is authorized to meet up with dedicated support for the learning and development of professional programmes. OUM   received   the   Award   of   Excellence   for   Institutional   Achievement   from   the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

IPD-OUM has developed an extensive network of strategic alliances with recognized local and international experts, providing career development programmes for students. On the way,  Straits Academy India Private Limited (SAI), as Principal Consultants have resulted in the foundation of many partnerships in India with educational and trade organisations to facilitate various programmes powered and delivered by IPD- OUM. Malaysia and India being the main centers and apart from this OUM also operates learning centres in Sri Lanka, Sudan, Ghana, Maldives, Singapore and various other countries. Now OUM has more than 75,000 student community and annually graduation ceremonies are held for a 3-day stretch because of the vast populated student strength.

The happening PDFL program is open to all those who have pass out with a degree in arts, commerce, science, law, management or in any other faculty, and this will inturn help  to enhance the talents of youngsters who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of Shipping and Freight Logistics industry which run across the world.

For more information, please contact the Learning Centre which is located at the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bristow Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin 682003

Tel: +91-484 2668349, 266865 Mob: +91 7736337150  E-mail:pdfl@cochinchamber.org

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