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The jobs of the Future

Talking about the jobs of the future has become fashionable. What will a white-collar professional look like? For many years now, researches have been predicting that new technologies, constantly evolving, will be incorporated into our daily lives to the extent that they will substantially change the way we work. Nevertheless, it is still not clear what, how and when these changes will take place.

The end of February saw the Mobile World Congress, which was held in Barcelona. Following the gathering we now know that networks with 5G technologies will be deployed quickly. The Port of Barcelona has set aside considerable investment in the network’s installation. From then on we can look forward to robots, automation processes, sensorisation, big data, IoT, drones and so on and so forth.

A news item from the Spanish online magazine El País Digital dated 25 February 2019 further underlined the issue: “Before the halfway point of the year is passed, the Ford and Nissan plants (with more than 10,000 workers between the two) will reveal what future awaits them. Doubts about the future of diesel and the risks about how the transition to electric cars will be dealt with and whether the Spanish industry will be able to climb on the bandwagon to produce them. “

Employees who know how to make cars with traditional internal combustion engines will now have produce electric cars. The electrical engineering skills for these new vehicles might be better found among employees of a washing machine factory rather than the workforce of current-day carmakers. We are living in a world of disruptive changes that demand a very high adaptability.

We are told that many of the current jobs will disappear and new ones will be created, but we do not know which ones, nor do we know the specific skills that will have to be acquired. Even if we had the advantage of foresight, it would not be easy to react either as surely, we do not yet have readily available teachers or experts prepared to train others in these subjects.

I, as the director, am fortunate because the Escola Europea has a magnificent vantage point to see and assess the situation in many training centres in Europe and across the Mediterranean shores. A significant number of students and teachers pass through our classrooms. We spend a lot of time together, and this gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and to talk a little about a myriad of topics.  I’ve seen that the majority is worried about the future, and about whether the students are well prepared for what faces them in the road ahead.

Our teachers are exceptional, but nevertheless they are aware that the problem is universal and affects everyone. They also are faced with the challenge of teaching skills that they themselves have not yet fully mastered. The VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) imposes itself.

According to the study by the Barcelona business school IESE “The Future of Occupation and Future Professional Skills” ( February 2019), what we can see is that the knowledge gap in technology and digitalization is following a continuous upward trend. “48% of companies detect deficiencies in vocational training graduates. Likewise, companies consider that the knowledge gap in areas such as big data, digital marketing, artificial intelligence or blockchain will be even bigger in five years, which increases the challenge of improving the education system”. Companies consider that they have to play a more active role in the definition of future professional competences and in the contents of training. They need, on the part of the education system, a more complete, holistic and practical training, with emphasis on the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in the coming years. A more intense collaboration of the different actors is needed. 87% of the companies that participated in the study considered it important for them play a more active role in defining the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes that are in demand in the industry. They expressed their willingness to collaborate in the creation of training plans with the educational centres in this vital task.

The message is clear. The responsibility for training belongs not only to the educational institutions, but also to the companies themselves, and to the workers already active in the sector who should get their associations and professional networks involved.

We all owe recognition to those professionals who devote part of their time to training others. At the Escola we know this very well and are indebted to the individuals who come to lecture in our classrooms or carry out the practical workshops, and share their professional expertise and advice with us and our students. I ask you for the recognition and gratitude they deserve for the work they do.

If you are interested in this topic, it is worth spending some time on the report that the world economic forum produced in 2018 (https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs-report-2018).

We must think of strategies that will allow us to facilitate the transition into this new technology-dominant professional landscape. And we have to be prepared for the surprises that will inevitably come up. Personally, I strongly believe that we will have a much better world, albeit a drastically different one from what we have today.

 

Eduard Rodés Director Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport

 

The Escola’s first Summer School on Port Operations to take place in Barcelona

Between the 9th and the 13th of July 2018 the Escola Europea will run the first ever edition of the Summer School focusing on Port Operations. This unique and novel programme will bring the course participants close to the activities carried out in the Port of Barcelona, by offering a thorough analysis of the operations involved and including a practical study of companies, their employees and their facilities.

Alongside practical workshops to different sites across the Catalan enclave, including visits to the Pilot Control Tower, the Border Inspection Post, Tugs facilities, etc, the participants will discover the theories behind the port community and port operations from the perspectives of terminals, cargo and agents; learn about services offered to visiting vessels; discover port security protocols; understand risk management of  dangerous goods and emergencies; find out about infrastructure and the functionalities of the Border Inspection Post; consider the environmental aspects of management of the port area and start to consider qualities of a future port.

The Summer School will be open for anyone to attend, but it will especially benefit students of port management, nautical and maritime transport, transport management and logistics; early or mid-career ship and port agents wishing to develop their knowledge; shipping company personnel wishing to understand the work of the agent; and port terminal personnel wishing to understand how port operations and services work.

The teaching staff will comprise experts in intermodal maritime logistics active within the local community, professionals from the Port of Barcelona, and representatives from the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport. It will be a week not to be missed!

For more information you can consult the course page: https://www.escolaeuropea.eu/courses/port-operations/

Escola Europea promotes Formati al Porto in Italy

On the 26th of March 2018 the director of the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport, Eduard Rodés travelled to the Lazio region of Italy to meet Mr Marco Ciarlantini, the head of the director’s secretariat of the regional directorate for training, research and innovation (Scuola Università, Diritto allo Studio – Regione Lazio). The meeting was also attended by Giovanni Marinucci (ADSP Mar Tirreno Centro Settentrionale) and Andrea Campagna, consultant at the Research Centre for Transport and Logistics – CTL  and Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’. During the talks possibilities of future collaborations as well as of governmental co-financing were discussed.

The Formati Al Porto project will have a triennial structure and will be aimed at university students (Transport and Territory Engineering, Circular Economy, Tourism) as well as higher technical institutes (area 2: Sustainable Mobility) students. For more details about the Italian education system, please visit https://www.ceebd.co.uk/study-in-italy/).

The main aim of the initiative is to have the students get in touch with the port community and activities and learn directly from the sources the characteristics of the professions linked to the port businesses. They will have a first-hand experience of infrastructures, facilities and operations. Moreover, the project will improve the alignment between the qualifications requested by the companies and the competences offered by the education system.

The Escola Europea has already acquired some expertise with this kind of programmes. The Forma’t Al port project was launched in 2014 in Barcelona. The initiative was a success and after the first triennium the agreements with sponsors and partners were renewed in early 2018 for three more years with more educating centres willing to participate.

The Formati Al Porto pilot course is scheduled for the end of 2018.

Events

MOST Italy – 2020

FORMATI IN LOGISTICA MARITTIMA INTERMODALE!


MOST ITALY 10 – 13 OTTOBRE 2020




INFORMAZIONI GENERALI


OBIETTIVI


COME?


PROFILO DEI PARTECIPANTI


PROGRAMMA


DOMANDE

Informazioni Generali


10 – 13 Ottobre 2020


Civitavecchia – Barcelona – Civitavecchia


Italiano

Obiettivi del corso

Formare professionisti del settore logistico, dei trasporti, dei porti e del commercio internazionale nella logistica marittima intermodale, servizi marittimi a breve distanza e autostrade del mare.

Come?

  • Miglioramento della gestione dei trasporti

    Introducendo il concetto di co-modalità come strumento di miglioramento nella gestione del trasporto.

  • Formazione

    Dando formazione alle persone che devono gestire le catene logistiche, nelle quali le autostrade del mare costituiscono un’alternativa vantaggiosa in termini di costi e/o tempo.

  • Analisi

    Mostrando come riconoscere e calcolare i benefici e i risparmi ottenibili utilizzando le autostrade del mare, sia in termini di costi che di rischi.

  • Politica ambientale

    Promuovendo la politica ambientale dell’UE in relazione al trasporto di merci e all’utilizzo e funzionamento delle infrastrutture.

  • Corso - workshop

    Analizzare un sistema per il calcolo dei costi esterni del trasporto.

Questo corso, basato su un metodo di apprendimento esperienziale, combina:


Conferenze

Classi teoriche di argomenti di interesse nella logistica intermodale, condotte da esperti e accademici del settore.


Visite

Visite e seminari sulla nave per vedere dal vivo le operazioni logistiche.


Networking

Attività di networking specifiche, nonché lavoro collaborativo in team.


Navigazione

Viaggio su una delle autostrade del mare più importanti in Europa.

Profilo dei Partecipanti


Professionisti italiani del settore della logistica, il trasporto e il commercio internazionale.


Alcune delle aziende che si affidano alla formazione dei propri dipendenti con Escola:


 

Programma


Iscrizione

Tariffa generale (cabina doppia): 690€/partecipante

SCONTO EARLYBIRD (fino al 1 giugno): 590€/partecipante

2nda iscrizione della stessa impresa o alumni: 620€/partecipante

Supplemento cabina singola: 150€/particepante

Le iscrizioni sono aperte fino all’25 settembre 2020

Domande


Una experiencia de primer nivel, con instructores muy profesionales y experimentados en las operaciones marítimas y portuarias, además de excelentes personas. La navegación fue bastante productiva y contribuyó de gran manera a elevar nuestros conocimientos, para poder replicarlo en nuestras organizaciones.

Satisfecho por los conocimientos adquiridos y el aprendizaje a bordo fue lo mejor !!!

Parte pratica a Barcellona molto utile e ben argomentata

It was a wonderful experience

Patrocinato


 

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