The Center will be key to driving talent and excellence in the logistics industry
In a first in Philippine logistics, FAST Group opened the doors of its Logistics Learning and Development Center in Cabuyao, Laguna with TESDA-certified programs to those interested in a career in logistics.
The Learning Center leverages on FAST’s experience of almost 50 years serving the Philippines’ largest multinational companies and conglomerates, in further developing the competencies of Filipino workers in the logistics industry and granting them better opportunities.
Each of the programs being offered by the Learning & Development Center were specifically designed to meet the needs of logistics industry workers across all business segments, cater to the needs of the organization and the industry, and encourage innovation.
The modules that are part of the curriculum form a wide array of learning and development programs that focus on areas such as leadership, logistics management, product specifics, supply chain, finance, human resources, information technology, as well as safety training for all types of logistics operations and processes.
Every module was jointly curated and developed by FAST Logistics Group’s industry professionals, training specialists, subject matter experts, and other partners. Related courses like Material Handling Operations and Supply Chain Management will also be offered.
In addition, the center also hosts various business segments of FAST Logistics Group’s product teams during their respective training sessions, and also offers the same service to clients and partners.
Currently, the TESDA-accredited program being offered is Heavy Equipment Operation-Forklift Training National Certificate Level 2.
Ongoing courses for TESDA assessment and certification include Material Handling Equipment Operations for Long Transporter, Counter-Balance, and Reach Truck. These are facilitated by two in-house NC-II TESDA Certified Subject Matter Experts.
A complete list of all technical training programs for TESDA accreditation, assessment, and certification are in the FAST Logistics Group’s website www.fast.com.ph.
“Our company has a talent development strategy that is committed to providing the best training for our employees. We believe that our people are our most important asset, and we want to make sure that we attract, employ, and retain the best people in the business,” said Bobby Lim, VP of Human Resources at FAST Logistics Group.
“The center offers various courses that will equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their field. Whether you are a fresh graduate or an experienced professional, there is something for everyone at the FAST Learning & Development Center,” he added.
Apart from its notable roster of programs, the center also boasts state-of-the-art facilities, simulation areas related to logistics, supply chain and warehousing solutions, for its students.
One of the center’s highlights is the 388-sqm. material handling equipment simulation area that’s equipped with machinery including a forklift, transporter, and racking system.
The facility also has a dedicated IT training room and a model room which has scale model warehouses, and safety, quality equipment.
“This is a crucial move for FAST, as it looks to stay ahead of competition and provide world class service to its clients.” said William Chiongbian II, FAST Logistics Group President.
“Talent development is at the core of the logistics sector, and the number one priority in the FAST Group. And the mandate of our leadership team is for our people to increase their productivity, creativity, and broaden their perspectives,” he said.
“They are constantly challenged to think of innovative solutions that are designed with the customer in mind. The center will help them enhance their talents and competencies while adapting to the constantly changing environment.”
FAST Logistics Group understands the logistics industry is very much people oriented and as a trailblazer, the company is committed to developing the skills and knowledge of Filipino workers in the logistics industry by offering TESDA-certified programs.
The Learning & Development Center is key to achieving this vision. A second FAST Learning & Development Center is already in the works in Visayas.