Victoria University’s Industry Skills Training, which has built a strong reputation for innovation, is to use industrial strength supply chain software solution from Melbourne-based Mid Comp International for teaching purposes.
Victoria University’s Industry Skills Training is the latest in an expanding group of educational institutions to sign up for Mid Comp International's Education Initiatives programme, based on the company’s Odyssey corporate distribution and accounting software.
Subject to computer hardware compatibility, students are set to receive hands-on experience with the programme during the first semester of 2009. Mid Comp International Managing Director, Steve Bridges, said that as an advanced technology ERP suite with a distribution focus, Odyssey would fit the organisation’s objectives by providing a powerful delivery mechanism.
Peter Jacobson, Head of School at Industry Skills Training, said that Odyssey will form an integral element of courses ranging from Certificate I to Diploma, offered to local and international students for either academic or commercial industry-based learning. The courses encompass the full gambit of supply chain, business administration, and financial applications.
Transport and logistics students utilise a real world warehousing and distribution environment. They work in a state-of-the-art warehouse using bar code and RFID technologies which gives them practical hands-on exposure, making them employable when they complete their courses. The breadth of the Odyssey software application suite enables course graduates to go into any distribution company operating modern workflow processes and become productive immediately.
Recently Victoria University’s Industry Skills Training won an national award for its ‘Ready to Work’ programme, a four-week course that helps tackle Australia’s shortage of logistics and transport workers by fast-tracking students into the industry. It won the training, education, and development category at the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards.
The Ready-to-Work transport and logistics programme was launched earlier this year, offering a comprehensive range of hands-on and classroom transport and warehousing training, taught in nationally accredited competency units.