ONBOARD – DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL PROFILES AND TRAINING CURRICULUM FOR THE PORTS AND LOGISTICS’ SECTOR
aims at designing and validating an apprenticeship’s model for ports and logistics supporting new vocational education and training (VET) profiles and curricula, fostering an effective VET-business cooperation structure in the maritime sector essential to:
define and implement cross-border or interregional VET-business cooperation strategies, fostering the quality of apprenticeships for ports and logistics sector
guarantee the match between the market needs, VET providers offer and trainees interests of the ports and logistics sector
structure technical profiles and curricula based on the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) and in the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVE) principles
It’s widely recognised that Vocational Education & Training (VET) can contribute to reducing the high youth unemployment level and through initial training of young workers, promote a better match between learning outcomes of the training paths and the enterprises’ skills’ needs. Despite all the efforts made by the European Union (EU) and its Member States (MS) in approaching the VET systems from the different countries, it is clear that each MS developed their VET systems accordingly to their social and economic organisation and educational & training needs.
These differences are reflected in the different paths/models of VET that MS offers. One of those paths is the work-based learning (WBL), which is particularly identified by the European Commission (EC) as being strategic for increasing employment opportunities of young people and the competitiveness of the enterprises in the global market (COM (2016), 10.6.2016). Thus, is essential for EU to invest in the transference and implementation of WBL models and strategies to its VET systems and by this way promote a high-quality offer of the VET training and ensuring that knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during the period of training are relevant for the labour market.
The Onboard project will address all these challenges namely by designing, implementing and validating an apprenticeship’s model for ports and logistics supporting the development of new VET profile and curricula and fostering an effective cooperation structure between VET and business of the maritime sector.
The main goal of Onboard project is to promote the establishment of local and regional partnerships between VET providers, business/SME/Chamber/other professional organisations and local or regional authorities for strengthening the apprenticeships schemes in the maritime sector.
The involvement of all target groups is essential for the success of the project and much of the expected impact will depend on the quality and scale of the links that will be established between apprenticeships’ providers and SMEs and the dialogue and cooperation that will emerge and be sustained over the project implementation and after its ends.
ONBOARD MAIN DIRECT BENEFICIARIES ARE:
Apprenticeships’ providers and professionals
The project will contribute to the promotion of knowledge, skills & attitudes of these targets, on apprenticeships & VET-business cooperation
By defining and launching initiatives focused in to enhance their knowledge concerning the cost-benefit of apprenticeships
Local or regional authorities
Contributing to the definition and establishment of policy strategies for the improvement & quality assurance of apprenticeship
Clusters of maritime sector
Promoting their engagement in initiatives to guarantee a match between labour market needs & offer
Onboard consortium gathers six organizations coming from three European countries representing different organisations and institutions.