Forma’t al Port project offers courses on logistics and intermodality to vocational students of Barcelona

The Port of Barcelona, the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S), the BCN Foundation for Professional Training and Barcelona Catalonia Logistics Center, with the collaboration of all of the actors of the Port Community, launched the Forma’t al Port project on the 25th of March in Barcelona in its commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning.

This project is aimed at students of centers in Barcelona and the Prat de Llobregat enrolled in postgraduate vocational training in Logistics, Transport and International Business The idea behind the project is to ensure that the logistics community in Barcelona is well prepared, capable of facing future challenges and to strategically place Barcelona and Catalonia at the forefront of logistics activities in Europe and the world. Aside from this, the project’s goal is to cement the communities’ lifelong commitment to training.The training will focus on providing extensive knowledge on the logistics industry, with a particular focus on the martime sector.

The meeting was led by Joaquim Cabané, the Chairman of the Working Group on Training, and member of the Governing Board of the Barcelona Port Community, Eduard Rodés, Director of 2E3S, and Núria Zaragoza, PR Manager at 2E3S. With an attendance of 27 representatives of public and private institutions in Barcelona, the meeting introduced the three training programmes prepared for the project, explained the governing and evaluating structure set out and presented the course calendar and the catalogue created for Forma’t al Port.

Eduard Rodés and Pere Ros Vidal from the BCN Foundation for professional training signed a collaboration agreement to work together in the promotion of the project. The Foundation is responsible for vocational training in the city of Barcelona, has committed itself to fund the project.

The objectives of Forma’t al Port are to ensure that students of International Business and Transportation and Logistics training centers in Barcelona and El Prat de Llobregat discover firsthand the Port of Barcelona, its infrastructures, facilities and logistics operations; to provide companies with a space to present the characteristics of their businesses and professional profiles they need to develop properly; to cooperate in creating a framework for dialogue and exchanges between logistics companies and training centers, therewith encouraging the development of the sector; to contribute to the alignment of the training needs of companies with curricula designed and taught at training centers; to encourage companies to hire students in dual training; and to provide students with the tools and knowledge needed to quantify the environmental impact of transport operations, while familiarizing them with the policy of the European Union on sustainable logistics in Europe.

The Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping will be in charge of the contents of the training, and has already developed the course calendar and arranged the technical specifications of the courses.

For more information contact the Escola at formatalport@2e3s.eu.