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Applying ECVET and ECTS to certify competences and skills in maritime port sector
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project aims to support national and regional rules on the skills recognizing according to the ECTVET system. The partnerships aims to develop innovation on method of recognizing skills and management in the port and logistics field. The implementation proposal is focused on the skills and competences of the professionals in the sector. At this aim, 3 level of professionals (managerial, intermediate, operative) will be detected, studied and analyzed by the partners (Universities and Research centers). The profiles are: Terminal port Manager: is a managerial profiles. He/she organizes the port terminal, has extensive expertise in logistics and business management, optimizes the operation of the terminal through the functions of planning and using personnel management (reporting directly to the terminal or dependent on utility companies) Check the commercial process, liaising with clients, sighting possible new business relationships and paying particular attention to the supervision of the maintenance of standards of service provided; Planning supervisor: it’s an intermediate level. The activity of the ship planner is the planning of the activities of loading - unloading of the ship, considering the types and characteristics of the goods, ensuring the safety of the ship in terms of stability and chassis, optimizing the available space and minimizing the time load. He analyzes the type of goods to be loaded, which is known quantities, weights and types; Driver articulated vehicles (general cargo: fork lift, reach stacker, bobcat, wigger): it's a professional responsible for loading/unloading, transportation, storage and storage of containers and various goods, in port terminals and warehouses connected to them. Work in modern marine terminal strongly industrialized, in which the handling of goods and the containers takes place in a programmed manner and using means of high complexity. This figure uses radio communication systems and computing devices for use machinery type reach stacker for handling on the ramp leading heavy vehicles for which it is required to have special license. They have been selected because: - they are common to every port and essential for the overall port activities - they are tranferrable - they have many possibilities to be adopted in other sectors because they have lots of units needed also in other profiles, and can be implemented by short and simply training paths - they are always upgrading in line with the technical progresses. Applying them ECVET principles and technical specifications (EU Rec. 2009/C 155/02), the project is aimed to define and apply operational and transferable methods and guidelines to design qualification in units of learning outcomes with allocation of ECVET points; test units of learning outcomes based qualification with associated procedures for assessment, transfer, validation and accumulation of learning outcomes achieved in formal, informal and non formal contexts; design and test quality standards to apply ECVET to the qualification; design VET programs with flexible devices for validation, transfer and recognition of learning outcomes; develop concepts based on learning outcomes approach to combine ECVET and ECTS and enhance their compatibility. The proposed piloting will be discussed and implemented by the contributions of stakeholders of the country partner, coming from the labour market, policy makers and VET systems, institutions, involving workers. In this process will be signed the related agreements. The piloting will be carried on 3 professionals profiles and will be tested on workers of country partner involved in the piloting: (IT, ES, NL) which at the end of the project will have the skills recognized according to ECVET.
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