Ballad Group

Calgary Supply Chain Sector Benefits from new Strategic Training Partnership


CALGARY– Ballad Group has announced their newest formal partnership with CITT to design and deliver an innovative integrated training program that directly responds to industry needs in Calgary, Alberta. The Fundamentals of Supply Chain Logistics (FSCL) program will focus on preparing participants for meaningful employment in the rapidly changing supply chain sector. Over two years, 96 unemployed Albertans will have the opportunity to participate in a 12-week in-class training program and complete a 4-week work placement with one of Ballad’s industry partners.

This unique learning experience ensures program participants are job-market ready. Graduates of Ballad’s Fundamentals of Supply Chain Logistics program earn the Canadian Transportation & Logistics Fundamentals MicroCredential and two credits (Logistics Processes and Transportation Systems) towards the CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) designation.

“CITT is very excited about partnering with Ballad in this new micro-credential. The opportunities to fuel job growth and nurture the logistics sector in Alberta are enormous; Ballad is well-positioned to deliver this credential in ways that make positive changes in Alberta communities and build industry. We look forward to working with Ballad to realize both of our organizational mandates.”

-Pina Melchionna, President & CEO, CITT

“A foundational component of our business model is strategic partnerships. We are thrilled to launch this partnership with CITT and expand Ballad’s service offerings in the Calgary region. Our FSCL training program will help many Albertans obtain employment in a growing sector of the labour market.”

-John Corie, Managing Partner, Ballad Group

The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services that are free to qualifying participants.


CITTis industry’s most valued and respected source of complete, career-long learning and career-path development open for everyone who buys, sells, or manages the flow of goods and product, or is impacted by supply chain logistics. CITT provides:

CITT learning and professional development offerings are all affordable, accessible online and have the best ROI in the business. Visit the CITT website at for more information. CCLP® is a registered trademark of CITT.


At Ballad Group, we work with learners, businesses, rural municipalities, and Indigenous rights holders to achieve their goals, seize opportunities, and create a positive impact. Through our training and consulting services, we combine our experience, knowledge, and strong relationships to empower people, solve challenges, and foster sustainable outcomes.