Valencia – 26.04.21. This morning saw the inauguration of the first course aimed at vocational training (VET) students organised by Fundación Valenciaport within the framework of the European YEP-MED project. Thanks to this initiative, more than 40 students in the first year of vocational training in International Trade and Transport and Logistics, from the Pere Boïl de Manises and Ausiàs March and Abastos high schools in Valencia, will be trained for one week (25 hours) in subjects related to the Port of Valencia and its Port Community.
The objectives of this training, which will be given in virtual format, are several. On the one hand, to provide students with first-hand information on the Port of Valencia, its infrastructures, logistics equipment and operations; but also to enable companies in the sector, through the associations, to make known the characteristics of their activity as well as the professional profiles they need to develop properly.
Some of the topics that will be taught by active professionals from the Port Authority of Valencia, Fundación Valenciaport and companies and organisations representing the sector are ports (physical space, legal framework and governance); port management (port operations for ships and goods and their operators and port connections with road and rail transport); the actors of the port community (customs agents, freight forwarders, stevedores, border inspection post, etc.); energy transition in ports; smart ports and digital transformation; and port innovation.
In addition to the theoretical classes, this course also includes a boat visit to the Port of Valencia facilities, which will be held tomorrow, as well as new tools such as learning through gamification in the simulation of foreign trade.
Fundación Valenciaport aims with this project and with all the activities it is carrying out in the Dual VET, to update the curriculum currently taught in the aforementioned VET, so that students receive training in line with the real needs of the port logistics sector.
YEP – MED project
The YEP-MED (Young Employment in Ports of the Mediterranean) project is an initiative for social inclusion in the port-logistics labour market co-financed by the ENI CBCMED Programme.
YEP-MED aims to develop vocational training courses in port logistics, with contents adapted to the needs of the sector, in order to strengthen the skills and knowledge of two groups particularly affected by unemployment: young people and women.
Ten partners from 7 countries bordering the Mediterranean (Spain, Italy, France, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan) have joined forces with the common objective of training young people and women, with new Blue Economy skills adjusted to the current market of the regions involved in the project, in order to promote social inclusion and fight against poverty. Two partners have also joined this initiative: MEDPorts and the Consell Valencià de la Joventut.