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Presentation of final results for Onboard training project for ports and logistics sector

The final event of Onboard Project - Development of technical profiles and training curriculum for the ports and logistics’ sector - funded by the Erasmus+ programme, will take place on 19th of September, between 09h00 and 13h00, at APDL’ s Training Centre, in Matosinhos (Portugal).

The session will focus on the presentation of the project's results, promoting the debate on trends and needs of the Ports and Logistics' sector in terms of skills and training. The event will also promote the discussion on the collaboration between industry and the apprenticeship system.

Participation is free, but registration is mandatory. The programme and the registration form are available at

Onboard is a two-year project co-funded under Erasmus+ programme (Key-action 3 VET-Business Partnerships on Apprenticeships/Work-based learning). The project gathers partners from Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland, accounting six entities: INOVA+, Fórum Oceano - the Portuguese Maritime Cluster, ISCIA - Higher Institute for Information and Administration Sciences, CIRA - Intermunicipal Community of Aveiro Region, MSE - Marine South East and Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI).

The project aims to design and validate an apprenticeship's model for Ports and Logistics supporting new vocational education and training (VET) profiles and curricula, fostering an effective VET-business cooperation structure in the maritime sector.

Since its beginning, in October 2017, the consortium developed two functional profiles and joint curricula for the Ports and Logistics' sectors and completed a series of validation workshops, involving the project' s stakeholders. After the validation process, the partnership promoted training for key-professionals, to raise awareness about the Onboard' s products, stimulating a critical reflection on them.

The EACEA - Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission recognised the project as "good practice", in December 2018.

Further information is available at In case you have any query please contact Andreia Monteiro -

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Posted 2019-09-18 10:04:54

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