PMAC offers supply management training in Bermuda

Program begins at Bermuda College in September 2011

April 28, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

TORONTO: The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) has renewed a partnership with Bermuda College to offer courses and seminars in supply management.

“This agreement will give Bermuda College the opportunity to enhance its offering to its students with comprehensive technical education in the supply chain management field,” said Cheryl Paradowski, president and CEO of PMAC. “PMAC, in turn, achieves international exposure to and recognition of its program.”

Bermuda College will start to deliver the PMAC Supply Management Training (SMT) program beginning in September 2011. Students who successfully complete the four technical courses and six business management and soft-skill seminars can apply for their Certificate in Supply Management from PMAC.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Procurement
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Introduction to Transportation

Seminars consist of:

  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Introduction to Negotiations
  • Introduction to Contract Law
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Business Planning

“Bermuda has always enjoyed an established and valued partnership with various Canadian counterparts: educational institutions, professional organizations and government. These relationships have long proven the mutual benefits that can be realized with such association,” said Tawana Flood, director of professional and career education (PACE) at Bermuda College. “PMAC and Bermuda College epitomize the type of long-standing relationship that has been established through trust, reputation, student satisfaction and proven success.”

PMAC said the new agreement follows a 10-year relationship that saw Bermuda College offer PMAC’s Certificate in Purchasing. Organizations from Bermuda’s government, police services, hospital, banking, utilities and telecommunications sectors have all taken PMAC courses and seminars.

“The PMAC program has long been a core component of several key government agencies, including the Bermuda Police Service, the Ministry of Works & Engineering and private sector institutions like the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and the Bermuda Electric Light Company,” Flood said.

The program is of interest to entry- and intermediate-level buyers, materials handlers and logisticians, PMAC said. Those who influence an organization’s purchasing decisions would also benefit from the training.