Ghana’s vision is to become a major logistics centre in the West-Central Africa Sub-region. If Ghana is to become successful among other aspiring logistics centres in the sub-region, it is important to provide an adequate infrastructure and sufficient manpower for the various services related to transportation of cargoes and logistics management. Also individual companies must enhance the efficiency and quality of their services in order to survive in a competitive logistics business environment.
The Institute's training programmes are aimed at providing formal and systematic training to middle-level and front-line executives in the various services related to shipping, distribution, freight forwarding and logistics management. To ensure Giff members are equipped with the appropriate skills required for effective performance of their jobs, The Institute also carry out other training programs for its members when needed. GIFF's training capability has been enhanced by a Technical Aid in the form of a "Train - the - Trainer" ( TOT) program from FIATA. which enabled a team of FIATA International facilitators to train a core of personnel who now form the backbone for GIFF's training Programs.
GIFF offers a Certificate and Diploma course in freight forwarding and a Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management, at its classrooms in Tema, KIA and Takoradi. All courses offered by the institute may be Web enhanced through the use of a password-protected learning management system accessible through GIFFonline portal, Web enhancements may include posting the course syllabus, contact information and printable handouts; hosting online discussions; and conducting assessments — all from within the digital classroom.