NEW DELHI, INDIA, Sept. 25, 2014 – Supply Chain Management professionals across India now have the opportunity to train using a Massive Open Online Course platform and prove their knowledge through certification thanks to a new partnership between professional skills development company MetaCog Solutions and global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE.
India today is impacted by the dichotomy of joblessness on one hand and increasing difficulty in hiring trained, role-specific talent on the other. A recent Labour Ministry Survey reported that one in three Indian graduates is unemployed despite an increase in education levels. Role-relevant training and certification could provide a solution.
MetaCog offer several courses that impart extensive training across locations in India. A new qualification, Advanced Course in Purchasing Management, will be the first of its kind – a leading supply chain and logistics certification in India adopting global testing best practices while placing emphasis on flexibility for candidates. The exams are available on-demand at a network of highly secure test centres across India, rather than the traditional model of the exam being available only on a certain day within a city centre.
Bob Whelan, President and CEO of Pearson VUE, said: “I am delighted that this new partnership with MetaCog Solution can change the personal and professional lives of supply chain professionals across India. MOOCs have great potential, but only when they are complimented by credible assessment and certification. This is an example of how that can be achieved.”
C.S.Venkatesh, CEO and Co-Founder of MetaCog Solutions, said: “We believe that Supply Chain Management is an area that is increasingly in need of professional skill development and this new partnership with Pearson VUE will allow this to happen. This field is of immense importance to several industries such as Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Engineering, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Consumer Durables and Chemicals."
“Businesses and government agencies that need to equip their employees with critical skills could deploy these programmes across their organisations. Individuals will also benefit by upgrading their skills and improving their career prospects.”
About MetaCog Solutions
MetaCog Solutions (www.metacogsolutions.com) is a company committed to professional skill development in the field of Supply Chain management. Using a MOOC technology platform, it offers several courses that impart extensive training across locations in India and abroad.