WiLAT Capacity Building Centre (WCBC) is established with an aim to develop female leadership; and to encourage knowledge acquisition of the latest industry trends for advancement in our ever-changing world of supply chain, logistics and transport. The Head of the Centre , Vicky Koo is the Deputy Global Chairperson of WiLAT and has pioneered the CALF programme which 79 of graduates in the past 5 years. The inception of WCBC based upon the findings of a survey among members of CILT Hong Kong in 2018 https://www.wilat.org/wilat-hong-kong-survey which identified the need to come up with a sustainable capacity building program for female members. The precedent success of CALF programs launched by WiLAT Hong Kong since 2016 and the recent offering on the WiLAT Global platform.
Capacity Building is one of the five priorities being focused during the tenure of Global WiLAT Chairperson Gayani de Alwis. WCBC was realized based on this priority as the vehicle for capacity building of WiLAT members. We thank IESC of CILT International sparing the effort to review and endorse our programs. Qualifying our programs for CILT International issued certifications is an endorsement to the quality of our programs. The Centre is member of WiLAT Steering Committee represented by the Head to ensure alignment with all WiLAT territorial interests and involvements.
Dr. Dorothy Chan, HFCILT, Past CILT International President (2014-2015), and Past WiLAT Global Chairperson (2019-2020) inaugurated WiLAT Global in 2013 has unveiled this dedicated WCBC webpage during WCBC’s inauguration ceremony on 25th June 2021. Special thanks to President of CILT Singapore Mr. Karmjit Singh’s unflagging support to WiLAT’s development; and providing WCBC the needed facilities, financial auditing and accounting compliance services.
Prof. Alan Waller, FCILT who supported the formation of WiLAT when he was the CILT International President (2010-2012) spoke at the ceremony to encourage women and young talents to embrace the industry changes and contribute with knowledge-based professionalism to bring our industry practices to a new height.
WiLAT Global Chairperson, Ms. Gayani de Alwis encourage all women and young talents to ride on this opportunity to equip themselves with knowledge and be ready for the career advancement to come.