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The Fundación Valenciaport boosts the employability of its students through port innovation

  • The 96 students of the 1st edition of the Higher Level Vocational Training in International Trade “Port Logistics Specialisation” have been trained this week at the Fundación Valenciaport.
  • The students have received different sessions and practices related to digital transition, ecological transition and open innovation, among others, and have had the opportunity to participate in an educational hackathon.

Valencia, 15 June 2023. – This week, the Fundación Valenciaport welcomes back to its facilities the 96 students who are studying the 1st edition of the Higher Level Vocational Training in International Trade “Port Logistics Specialisation”.

The students, who come from the public high schools Grao, Pere Boïl, Mislata and Ausiàs March, receive during their first year of the course 60 hours of training in port management, of which 30 hours were given in December 2022 and March 2023 and the remaining 30 hours are being given during this week. During the second year, a further 60 hours will be added in which students will work in a simulated business environment.

The Fundación Valenciaport has prepared some special sessions for this week in which the students have participated in a practical workshop on Incoterms, given by Agustín Iglesias, CEO of Cotransa/Vitrans Group; they have learned about digital transition and ecological transition, from Juan Manuel Díez, Head of Strategic Planning and Innovation of the APV, and Raúl Cascajo, Head of Environmental Policies at VPI Logística, respectively; and they have been able to learn about the Authorised Economic Operator, thanks to the session given by Carolina Iglesias, a specialist in Customs. In addition, the students were immersed in open innovation in the port logistics sector, thanks to Yolanda Trujillo, Project Manager at Opentop, Valenciaport’s innovation hub, and had the opportunity to participate in an educational hackathon led by the company We Tangible.

Educational Hackathon

This is the first time that a port has hosted an educational hackathon for international business students. The 96 students from the 4 institutes have been divided into 16 groups and have chosen a challenge, guided by specialised mentors and teachers, whose solution will be presented tomorrow, Friday, during the Pitch Battle.

This is a further commitment by the Fundación Valenciaport to incorporate innovative elements in its training programmes and to promote entrepreneurship, employability and knowledge.

Advanced Vocational Training in International Trade “Port Logistics Specialisation”.

This initiative, a pioneer in the port logistics sector, seeks to respond to the need raised, for years, by the port community of Valencia to incorporate vocational training students with knowledge of the sector into their companies. Thanks to the cohesion work carried out between the General Directorate of Vocational Training of the Generalitat Valenciana, the Port Authority of Valencia, the Propeller Valencia association, the Fundación Valenciaport and the centres involved in the project (Grao, Pere Boïl, Mislata and Ausiàs March), the Port Logistics Specialisation is now a reality.

This programme, which was approved by the resolution of 1 June 2022 of the General Directorate of Vocational Training of the Generalitat Valenciana and published in the DOGV on 7 June, adapted on an experimental basis the curriculum of the higher level training cycle of International Trade of the professional family of Commerce and Marketing to the professional profile of port logistics, thus responding to the need for specialised training demanded by companies.

This training, which promotes bilingualism and innovative methodologies, is provided within the framework of the European project YEP MED (ENI CBCMED), which also aims to adapt the vocational training programmes linked to the port logistics sector to the real needs of companies, in order to facilitate access to employment for young people.

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