EDUCATION & TRAINING
Training is the major objective of our Institute. Since 1972 this Institute started course in Storekeeping in both the Sinhala and English media. These were eight week courses, which led to the certificate in Storekeeping. In this we fulfilled an urgent need for some qualifications in the lowest rung in the field of P&MM which enabled nearly 1500 Storekeepers obtaining lucrative employment in West Asia.
Next to be introduced was the Stores Management Course in both media of 10 weeks duration which later became the foundation course qualifying personnel to follow the Diploma Course in Purchasing and Materials Management in the English Medium. Purchasing Management is yet another foundation course that had been since introduced.
The curriculum for the Diploma course of 13 modules was drawn up in consultation with the relevant Faculties of the of the University of Colombo and by giving due consideration to many modules of similar courses run by similar institutes in other parts of the world. The duration of this course (conducted only during the week ends) extends to a period of 3 years. Twelve such courses have been completed and those who successfully passed in all the modules were awarded the Diploma. This has enabled them to obtain better employment both locally and abroad.
Recently ISMM has launched the Distance Education Programme through correspondence courses for Storekeeping, Purchasing, Principles & Practices, Stores Management & the Graduate Diploma in P& SCM to train and educate Sri Lankans engaged in the P&MM field in the Middle East.
Our faculty consists of very senior and experienced members of our institute as well as experts in different fields drawn from the Universities as well as Public and Private sector Institutions and establishments.
A course in Shipping and Clearance commenced in 1988 which is of 8 weeks duration where most of the resource personnel are drawn from the port, shipping, insurance, freight forwarding, customs and other allied sectors. This course is recognized by the Customs Department for the granting of the Certificate of Customs House Agents.
A course in Warehousing commenced two years ago lasting 6 weeks meant for Warehouse Clerks and has been very popular. This, too, is a job-oriented course. Another new course introduced recently is the course on Purchasing Principles & Practices and a course in Hotel Purchasing Storage.
In addition to these there are several weekday short-term courses on Purchasing, Management, Contracts & Negotiations, Inventory Management, Materials Management, Stock Verification & Disposals Procedure and International Trade.
Several new courses to meet the ever growing diversity of needs of industry trade and commerce are being planned and will be introduced to the Education & Training Programme in due course. An International diploma course in Supply Chain Management is also conducted in association with the international Trade Centre / UNCTAD. This comprises of a certificate stage, an advance certificate stage and the final diploma stage.
To meet the growing needs of globalization the Institute carries out programmes in Information Technology related to Supply and Materials Management and have a well equipped IT laboratory.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAME
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