Higher Vocational Training Qualification

Forma’t al Port programme

Fundació UAB signed an agreement with the European School of Short Sea Shipping  which students from the Higher Vocational Training Qualification in International Trade participate in the  “Forma’t al Port” program.

The objectives of Forma’t al Port are:

  • To ensure that students of International Business and Transportation and Logistics training centers in Barcelona and El Prat de Llobregat discover firsthand the Port of Barcelona, ​​its infrastructures, facilities and logistics operations.
  • To provide companies with a space to present the characteristics of their businesses and professional profiles they need to develop properly.
  • To cooperate in creating a framework for dialogue and exchanges between logistics companies and training centers, therewith encouraging the development of the sector
  • To contribute to the alignment of the training needs of companies with curricula designed and taught at training centers.
  • To encourage companies to hire students in dual training.
  • To provide students with the tools and knowledge needed to quantify the environmental impact of transport operations, while familiarizing them with the policy of the European Union on sustainable logistics in Europe.

“Forma’t al Port” is in the two academic years of the International Trade studies:

• In the 1rst academic yearstudents spend two days touring Port de Barcelona’s facilities including container, intermodal freight , roll-on-roll-off terminals and  the intermodal freight logistics platform (ZAL). During these wo days students will also attend expert conferences by the different actors of Comunitat Portuaria.

• In the 2nd academic year, students spend three days with the programme: they start with a visit to the loading port right before boarding a cargo ship to Genova (Italy) for 24 hours. During the journey, students train and perform hands-on duties related to logistics and cargo transport. After pulling into Genova, they are given a tour of its port. After returning to Barcelona, the programme ends with a presentation of the students’ research papers in Port de Barcelona.

Quality Assessment
A professional and quality assessment is one of the main pillars to know yourself better. A final assessment will be performed by which you will be able to shape better your skills and your expectations towards your career in Logistics. Experts in recruiting will evaluate you and orientate you to your best options! As a participant of the course, you will receive a proper evaluation report upon the training.