Valencia – 12.03.19. On 7 and 8 March a follow-up meeting of the SKILLFUL project (Skills and competences development of future transportation professionals at all levels), financed by the European Commission’s H2020 programme and in which the Valenciaport Foundation is participating, was held in Dublin (Ireland). The meeting, attended by Gabriel Ferrús, Head of R&D Projects of the Fundación Valenciaport, was held at the Innovation Centre (NovaUCD) of the University College Dublin (UCD).
The transport sector, which employs some 10 million people in the European Union, is characterised by its rapid evolution and constant changes and faces significant challenges marked by automation, digitalisation, synchromodality, electrification and the change in the energy paradigm, among others, which generate significant problems in finding workers with the right skills.
The SKILLFUL project aims to identify the skills and competences that will be required from workers in the transport sector in the future as a result of these changes and to define the educational methods and training actions that will be necessary to cover these needs.
With six months to go, the project is facing its final stretch and the meetings took stock of the situation of the different sub-activities and established the steps to be taken to reach the goals set in the project proposal.
As part of the project, the Fundación Valenciaport has launched two pilot courses for workers in the maritime-port sector. On the one hand, it organised a course to introduce the figure of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and its main characteristics, with a prior approach to customs management and explaining the scope of the ISO 28000 (Supply Chain Security) and ISO 27001 (Information Security) standards. On the other hand, he gave a practical course to make use of an innovative system for the exchange of shared digital information between the key agents linked to the processes of ship calls in ports, developed as part of the Maritime Traffic Management System of the STM Validation project.