Forma’t al Port starts its third year of training for a new generation in the Catalan logistics community

Forma’t al Port (Get trained at the port) project, fostered by Port of Barcelona, Fundació Barcelona Formació Professional (Barcelona Professional Training Foundation), Barcelona-Catalunya Centre Logístic (BCCL) and the Escola, starts its third year of activities. Through logistics and intermodality trainings designed by the Escola, the project aims at easing the students’ way into the professional world and at teaching them how logistics operations actually work.

Specially outlined for students of centres in Barcelona and the Prat de Llobregat who are enrolled in postgraduate vocational training programmes in Logistics, Transport and International Business, Forma’t Al Port will have as ultimate result the birth of a well-trained logistics community that will contribute to sort out the region’s strategic challenge.

The week of January 9th, two meetings were held to prepare the project’s activities in 2017: on one hand, the Academic Committee, made up of the representatives of the centres participating in the project, as well as of the port community associations and other organizations like the Governing and Inspection Deputy of the Generalitat de Catalunya and Fundació Barcelona Formació Professional; on the other hand, sponsors and collaborators to the project.

In 2016 the project gained some new sponsors and one new educational centre: as sponsors, Transportes Portuarios, Leoproex, Terminal Port-Nou, Neptune Barcelona and Flota Suardiaz, and Instituto Jaume Mimó de Cerdanyola del Vallès as new centre. Furthermore a new model of extended training -2 years- was presented. This course would be taught mainly in English and would grant a more thorough training and closer contact with the port community. Finally, sponsors and collaborators were reminded of the importance of hiring apprentices so as to offer them a professional experience.

The Project started in 2015 and was established with a three-year plan, until 2017. The two meetings were also an occasion to encourage a renewal of the agreements for three more years of training for future young professionals.