CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
The Economic Innovation and Technology Council (EITC) has initiated a study to identify enhancements to Manitoba’s education, training and research capabilities in transportation and logistics required to support Winnipeg’s evolving role as an internationally competitive gateway and hub. The study will focus on the requirements to establish Winnipeg as a “Centre of Excellence” in transportation and logistics education, training and research capabilities. The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is the lead agency in undertaking the study and EITC is a member of the steering committee.
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Recommendations:
Call on the private sector, all levels of government and academia to work in partnership with The Chamber and transportation industry sectors to:
Identify and commit the pre-requisite level of funding and support from business, government and academia for education and research in transportation and logistics
Nurture and develop a Centre of Excellence in Transportation and Logi.stics built upon Winnipeg’s current institutional capabilities, including the University of Manitoba Transport Institute.
Adopted by The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce board of directors, November 2001