Supply Chain students get a head start on valuable industry credential

Durham College (DC) has partnered with Supply Chain Management Association Ontario (SCMAO) to provide students with a jumpstart to their job search.

While they complete their studies, students in DC’s Supply Chain programs will also be making progress towards earning their Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation. Offered by the SCMAO, the designation can be earned by completing a number of modules and workshops that cover the finer points of the supply chain industry. Though not required by employers, the CSCMP stamp of approval undoubtedly gets their attention when considering applicants.

“Being able to pursue their CSCMP designation is a definite leg up for a student. It’s a well-recognized designation in the world of supply chain management,” explained Nancy Martin, associate dean, Faculty of Business.

DC graduates from Supply Chain and Operations – Business, Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration, and Supply Chain Management – Global will be exempted from a variety of the CSCMP program components, as long as they maintain a 60% average.

Providing students with a head start on their career journey is just one of the ways DC is leading the way, according to Kevin Baker, executive dean of the Faculty of Business.

“In almost every one of our programs, we’re connected with an external association which represents people working in that field,” he said, pointing to examples like the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications that are embedded into a number of business programs.

“These are designations that employers recognize, and together with the knowledge and skills students gain in their program, this accreditation will help them stand out in today’s competitive job market as career-ready graduates.”

Learn more about a recent Supply Chain Management – Global graduate, Rejoy James, online.