The second edition of the vocational digital international port logistics trainings of the EU funded project YEP MED took place over the months of February and March 2022 for two groups of port communities.
A total of 300 students from the eight port communities took part in these challenging and innovative online courses. The global coordination and organisation of the project was carried out by the Escola Europea (Spain), the lead partner of the project, whilst local project partners gave national level support.
At the international level, participants could interact with students from other Mediterranean countries and support each other in the export operations they need to design, plan and manage as part of the training. The main objective of these port logistics trainings is to upscale the youth in blue skills and facilitate their access to employment in the Mediterranean transport sector.
This training programme provided the students with an opportunity to acquire first-hand practical experiences in port-logistic operations through the use of a newly designed virtual ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) platform to simulate port operations. Students worked together in groups to design and prepare transport operations that freight forwarders regularly carry out by accessing the Port Virtual Lab Platform. The Simulated Practice Enterprise is a methodological didactic strategy of “Learning by Doing” – through a digital lens.
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