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Nestle mentors CMU students

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM
The largely female cohort of the Caribbean Maritime University’s warehouse and inventory management programme pay keen attention as Clevan Temple demonstrates the digital devices used in the distribution centre to efficiently complete processes. Standing (far right, background) Logistics Coordinator Rainford Lennon looks on.

Students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) recently visited nutrition, health and wellness company Nestle Jamaica to garner practical exposure in warehouse and inventory management processes.

The students, who are enrolled in the warehouse and inventory, management programme, were mentored by members of the distribution team, including warehouse stock controller, and work bank controller, and demand planner from the supply chain team - Kevin Coubrie, himself a graduate of the CMU.

Nestle has partnered with CMU to build the country's logistics capacity as well as to strengthen the talent pool under its youth employability skills programme - Nestle Needs YOUth.

Lecturer Nicolas Spence expressed gratitude to the company for accommodating the students, who are finalising their studies in shipping management.

"We have a healthy mix of students in the programme now, what used to be a predominantly male demography has seen an increase in female students, and they have been performing commendably. I am optimistic for the industry," Spence said about his current cohort.

To date, several students recruited by Nestle from the CMU have secured permanent positions in the company at the end of their internship through the Nestle Needs YOUth initiative.