Title The Transfer of Competences and Trainings for Goods and Product Manipulator
Project Number 2012-1-SI1-LEO05-03950
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text In Slovenia there is a need for persons in the post of Goods and Product Manipulator (GPM), but there was no list of competences, required for this occupation and no appropriate training. Good examples were found in Spain and Portugal. With the transferring and upgrading the competences and GPM training programme, the project enabled that the occupational competences for GPM and the training programme are now comparable to those already established in other European member states. Herewith the project fills current gap in the field of occupational training in trade sector. Project followed the need of employers for employing the trained GPM, improvement and unification of skills and competences in the trade sector with integration of persons without formal education into training for GPM and enhances the relation between learning and working of persons already doing the work of GPM.
In Slovenia there is a need in retail to employ the qualified persons to occupy the post of goods and product manipulator. For this occupation there was no list of competences in Slovenia and no appropriate training to train persons for this post on national level. Slovenian Chamber of Commerce with this project therefore transfered innovation: list of occupational competences and training programme for GPM from Spain and Portugal, where the educational and training system in trade is better elaborated than in Slovenia.
Main objectives of the project were: acquisition of Europe-level occupational competences for the post of GPM, input of acquired foreign knowledge and experience in Slovenian system, establishment of the GPM training system in Slovenia, preparation of the manual for GPM training and preparation of the initiative for occupational standard and national occupational qualification (NOQ) for GPM.
Consortium had international and Slovenian local level. On the international level, 3 national or regional associations were involved in the project; all of them are also actively involved in the field of training for trade sector. On the local level, 2 Slovenian retail companies were included.
Main outcomes of the project were transferring, upgrading and forming occupational competences and training programmes for GPM in Slovenia and submission of initiative for occupational standard and NQO for GPM. Within the frame of the project a manual for GPM training was prepared and it is used also for trainings after the project. Dissemination of information on the contents of the project and its results is directed to broader public and experts at local, regional, national and European level.
Expected impacts of the project enhance mobility of the work force due to unification of the occupational competences at the level of 3 EU member states, helping young people and unemployed in gaining occupational competences and therefore enhance their employability, better trained staff in the post of GPM, enhanced visibility and recognition of GPM.
Within the project, we transferred the competences and training programme for Goods and Product Manipulator. Persons employed in this post have lower level of education and in many cases this applies to persons without special interest in additional education and for older persons who have been working in this post for longer periods of time.
Slovenian Chamber of Commerce with this project therefore transferred the innovation: list of occupational competences and training programme for GPM from Spain and Portugal.
With the transferring and upgrading the competences and GPM training programme, the project enables higher capacity of employed persons with elementary education, who are due to lack of knowledge not easy employable, as well as enables the job seekers additional training to broaden their chances of getting employed.
Sectors Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
description of new occupation profiles
program or curricula
With this project we transferred the information on knowledge and skills needed for the post of GPM, as well as programme and contents of the training for the GPM occupation from Portugal and Spain.
The results of the project:
1. Website – on the website there is an information on the contents and execution of the project and its results
2. Analysis of Spanish, Portuguese and Slovenian educational and training system in trade sector, analysis of compatibility of these system, and collection of materials on occupational competences and trainings for GPM
3. Seminar for the trainers
4. Presentation of competences and training of the GPM in Portugal
5. Presentation of competences and training of the GPM in Spain
6. A list of occupational competences for the GPM profile
7. Programme for GPM training
8. Pilot training for GPM profile
9. GPM training manual
10. Initiative for occupational standard and NOQ for GPM profile
11. Execution of 2 project meetings
Projecthomepage English: http://www.tzslo.si/projekti/GPM-EN; Slovene language: http://www.tzslo.si/projekti/GPM-SLO