Valencia, 31 May 2022. – The 2nd edition of the Dual Vocational Training Port Immersion, a pioneering initiative in the sector and led by Fundación Valenciaport and the Generalitat Valenciana with the support of the Port Authority of Valencia and the association of logistics managers and entrepreneurs Propeller Valencia, started yesterday at the Port of Valencia.
The 20 students selected to take part in this edition, coming from the higher degrees of International Trade and Transport and Logistics of the training centers Luis Suñer Sanchís, Pere Boïl, Ausiàs March, Grao and Abastos, will be trained to work as managers of transport companies, as well as freight forwarders and consignees.
Specifically, this year they will receive 100 hours of theoretical training, 25 of which will be related to the port, its regulatory framework, infrastructure, connectivity, port community, and innovation and the remaining 75 will focus on the flow of documents related to export and import operations, focusing on the Valencian productive sectors. Once this theoretical training is completed, the students will carry out 200 hours of internships in different companies in the sector, including IFS, Logitren Ferroviaria, MPG, Vitrans Group, Cosco Shipping Lines, Logística Chema Ballester, MSC, Tiba Spain, Transportes Remedios Torres, Valencia Container Depot Logística, Charter link Logistics Spain and Cade Logística.
Next year, students will receive another 100 hours of theory, this time linked to a simulated business environment in which they will work on real export and import cases together with students from other ports in the southern Mediterranean. In addition, they will carry out another 800 hours of practical training – in the same companies in the sector – 400 of which will be paid by means of a scholarship.
The main objective of this training is for the students to become familiar with the most common operations in companies of the logistics-port community and to be able to carry out their work effectively and efficiently, thus favoring their subsequent incorporation into the labor market.