The new triennium of Forma’t al Port takes shape as sponsors meet to renew agreements

The Forma’t al Port project, sponsored by the Port of Barcelona, Barcelona-Catalunya Logistics Center, the Provincial Council of Barcelona (Diputació de Barcelona) and the Escola Europea, begins a new triennium (2018-2020), following the success of its creation and consolidation in the years 2015-2017.

The project, through which the port community approaches students of Transport andLogistics, and International Trade, ended the year 2017 with a record high participation rate. 419 students had had contact with the Port of Barcelona and the business in its community, compared to 2016’s 114 students.

On the 10th of January sponsors and collaborators of the project met in Barcelona. Represented among the attendees were associations, companies and relevant entities from the Catalan sector. During the meeting an analysis of the activities carried out in 2017 took place, an outline of those planned for 2018 was given, and culminated with a review of the agreements for the new triennium. The sponsors were incorporated this year were also introduced. They are COSCO Shipping and the Diputació de Lleida. As a result of these new agreements, a new institute was allowed to participate in the project, namely the Escola del Treball of Lleida. Moreover the Escola will now start to negotiate with other institutes and centers in the Catalan territory outside of Barcelona, to ensure that Forma’t al Port grows in relevance throughout the province.

During the event the importance of the internationalization of the academic and professional activities of the centers was highlighted, along with the need to encourage the incorporation of students into dual training schemes within the businesses of the sector, with the overall goal of helping to prepare a future logistics community that is able to meet the strategic challenges of the region. With this goal in mind, the Escola Europea has organized meetings with foreign institutes and has collaborated with companies to assimilate students into the world of work.

Later on this month the first Academic Committee Meeting of 2018 will take place, comprising representatives of the centers linked to the project, associations and other entities such as the General Subdirectorate for Planning and Inspection of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The first two Introduction courses will also be organized, giving impetus to the programmed activities.

Thanks to its brilliant results, the project continues during a new triennium, with the goal of helping position Barcelona and Catalonia in the first line of logistics activities in Europe and the world.

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In the photo the partners and collaborators of the Forma’t al Port Project 2018-2020: From left to right: Diputació de Barcelona, CIMALSA, ATEIA-OLTRA Barcelona, Hospitalet del Prat de Llobregat, Port de Barcelona, Holding Condeminas, Terminal Port-Nou, Transportes Portuarios, COSCO Spain, Associacio d’Agents de Consignataris de Barcelona, Diario del Puerto, Col·legi d’Agents de Duanes de Barcelona and Escola Europea.