The education and training team at GS1 Australia aims to provide young professionals an insight into best practice supply chain management and understanding of GS1 Standards by building and nurturing collaborative partnerships with Australian educational and training institutions.
By establishing formal partnerships in education and training with over 12 universities and TAFE institutions, GS1 Australia seeks to introduce students in eCommerce, Supply Chain Management, Transport & Logistics and Business to the GS1 System through collateral, specially designed courses and the Supply Chain Knowledge Centre.
GS1 Australia has recently signed an MoU with Sydney University, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) to engage in a number of academic and research opportunities including incorporating the GS1 Certificate into the ITLS Master’s Program.
Recent initiatives include GS1 Australia’s sponsorship of Monash University’s Celebration of Excellence award for high achieving graduating students in supply chain management units. GS1 Australia already sponsors various student prizes at Deakin, Curtin, and RMIT Universities across disciplines from Information Systems and Business to Information Technology.
Steven Pereira, GS1 Australia’s Chief Information Officer and Head of Education Relationships explains that the MoU partnerships signal the strong commitment from Australia’s academics and GS1 Australia to ensure their future leaders in business and supply chain professionals of tomorrow are ready to face the challenges of a technologically driven supply chain in an ever changing global economy.
GS1 Australia will also be establishing the GS1 Institute later this year.