Nicole Harris: A Kangan Institute success story
08 December 2011
Nicole Harris, from Tarneit, has just completed her cadetship in the 'Diploma of Logistics' in 2011; at Kangan Institute's Broadmeadows campus.
The cadetship in this case is a partnership between TDT Victoria, Toll Global Logistics Division and the Kangan Institute. TDT Victoria is the Industry Training Advisory Board for the Transport and Logistics Industry, and is the organising body for Cadetships in this field.
Cadets and employers undertake a two-year program that incorporates the Certificate IV and Diploma of Logistics. These students complete their course with the necessary skills and abilities to further develop and pursue their career aspirations within the Industry.
"Being a part of this cadetship experience has opened up career opportunities for me that I would have otherwise missed out on," Nicole said.
"The learning experiences gained include practical, "real world" experience in the workplace which is supported strongly by an academic understanding of how the transport and logistics Industry operates."
Logistics offers both national and international career opportunities and our cadets are well placed to take advantage of the high demand for young logistics practitioners.
Toll Logistics is the host employer who has recently promoted Nicole to the position of Logistics Analyst. Tolls are very pleased with Nicole's progress and skill development, as a result of her natural abilities and development through her course.
Ian Burns, Program Coordinator of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Kangan Institute, has been very impressed by all Nicole has achieved.
"I have always found Nicole to be a conscientious learner who combines her course work with her on the job experience to develop an intricate knowledge of the foundations of logistics," he said.
As part of her participation in the Diploma of Logistics program, Nicole was recognised as a standout student because of her attention to detail and her dedication to her studies.
This recognition resulted in Nicole being nominated for a prestigious award for 'The Logistics Young Achiever of the Year' Award. This award is offered by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) organisation, and is awarded annually.
It is an honour to be nominated for such an award and Nicole and her employer were both very proud of her nomination. Nicole has worked through her cadetship and has been offered a permanent role with Toll Logistics.
This is the ultimate aim of the course and it is very pleasing to see such a positive result.