Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The transport and storage services sector represents a crucial sector of the European economy. In 2009, with around € 533 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) which was 5.1% of the total GVA in the EU-27, the transport and storage services sector employed around 5.0% of the total EU workforce. It also played a crucial role in connecting economic actors with each other.
The European 2020 Strategy puts a strong emphasis on education and training to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The forecast of future skill needs show a greater demand for medium and high level qualifications up to 2020 (EU Commission 2009).
The Member States of the European Union still have different approaches in defining knowledge, competencies and skills in the transport and storage services sector. The certification of training or of qualifications is variable, depending on variations in the recognition of knowledge and skills which are required to competently undertake a professional role in the different member states.
1. Enhance the approach used in the previous Transfer of Innovation project CENTRAL by adopting its working methodology
2. Apply it to the two selected jobs; Warehouse Manager (pharmaceutical logistics industry) and Freight Handler
3. Adapt and create the occupational standards for both of them
4. Design educational standards using the ECVET principles
5. Establish transparent Learning Outcomes using the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) descriptors knowledge, skills and competencies, taking into account the NQF (National Quality Framework)
6. Coaching of national VET (Vocational Education and Training) providers
1. Based on the Warehouse Operator qualification framework level 3, develop a Warehouse Manager Qualification framework level 5
2. Warehouse Manager occupational standards creation (define a job description taking into account its environment)
3. Freight Handler occupational standards creation (job description taking into account its environment)
4. Develop a Freight Handler qualification framework level 3
The consortium is made up of five partners: CRP Henri Tudor (LU), AFT (FR), ITL (IT), RDA (SK) and BASD (BG)
The consortium expects to reach tangible outcomes as:
• Two training programs based on ECVET principles
• Occupational standards for Warehouse Manager and Freight Handler jobs
• A set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The intended impact:
• Establish links between selected jobs in the different participating countries
• Federate key company stakeholders, identify and consolidate their needs and constraints
• Improve the training offer within the logistic and transport sectors by guaranteeing its transparency and completeness.
Direct Target Groups: Enterprises particularly SME. This includes companies from all transport modes, service activities for transportation enterprises as well as those oriented in the pharmaceutical logistic field (including pharmaceutical industry) VET organizations, public administrations, R&D organizations and social partners.
Indirect Target Groups: Transport and logistics employees, especially Warehouse Managers and Freight Handlers, company owners and top management, Human Resources managers as well as Training officers.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Transportation and Storage
program or curricula
material for open learning
description of new occupation profiles
transparency and certification