Forty Jamaican representing a wide cross section of industries and professions, recently visited Panama for five days, for an educational initiative designed to strengthen their knowledge of logistics in a logistics centred economy.
The group, comprised primarily of students of the Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), also included representatives of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ). The Colleges are working towards partnering with the CMI and other institutions to offer logistics based courses as Jamaica seeks to prepare the workforce for the logistics hub. This was also the COPA Airlines sponsored prize trip for Charolette Gentles and Poye Robinson, winners of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce’s inaugural Logistics Hub Essay competition. The Mission was headed by Director of Academic Affairs at the Caribbean Maritime Institute, Dr. Ibrahim Ajagunna.