Ports connected to international trade, environment and sustainability, digitalisation, port logistics and transport networks are currently one of the main focuses of job creation in the so-called Blue Economy. Additionally, the ports ecosystem has a high concentration of companies that are usually bigger than in other sectors, allowing a bigger investment and jobs absorption capacity. This potential can influence dual technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with job-oriented placement schemes to decrease NEET rates in the Mediterranean region. Facing this challenge, YEP MED proposes to impact TVET offers by targeting three areas with skills shortages: foreign trade, environment and sustainability, digitalization and port logistic operations. It will develop port-logistics TVET resources adapted to the sector needs, launch learning programmes with job placements and set-up partnerships between key stakeholders in the 7 countries represented in the project.
YEP MED will adapt 8 training curricula to the real needs of the productive sectors, introducing personalized monitoring to students and creating controlling systems and training courses that address environmental issues.
Escola Europea - النقل متعدد الوسائط
هيئة ميناء برشلونة - ميناء برشلونة
نظام هيئة الموانئ لمركز شمال البحر التيراني
غرفة التجارة والصناعة والزراعة في بيروت وجبل لبنان (CCIA-BML)
معهد البحر الأبيض المتوسط للتدريب البحري
هيئة الملاحة التجارية والموانئ التونسية
مؤسسة ميناء فالنسيا
ميناء مرسيليا فوس
هيئة ميناء دمياط
شركة تطوير العقبة
الأكاديمية العربية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا والنقل البحري - معهد تدريب الموانئ
YEP MED project aims to develop port-logistics training and vocational resources (TVET) adapted to sector needs to strengthen youth employability; increase and upgrade local employment opportunities through the creation of real dual-learning programmes with job placements, strengthening the role of SME’s operating in the port ecosystems for future employment creation; and setting up collaborative national and transnational partnerships between port-logistics associations, operators, SMEs, training centres and VET providers, whilst introducing a PPP co-management process.
Over a period of 30 months (October 2020 – Mars 2023)
The Yep Med project “Youth Employment in Ports of the Mediterranean” is implemented under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (www.enpicbcmed.eu). Its total budget is € 2.9 Million and it is financed, € 2,610,000 by the European Union through the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument. The ENI CBC Med Programme aims at reinforcing cooperation between the European Union and partner countries regions placed along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
YEP MED activities will allow updating dual TVET curricula oriented to port industry, increasing job placement and employment opportunities with adequate and diverse profiles for NEETs and women. As a result, it will help increase employment rates of young people and women by offering real possibilities to work through personalized mentoring programmes (training centers) and tutor programmes (SME’s staff). As a result, there will be a need for a permanent collaboration scheme between TVET providers, private sector representatives and public administrations both at local and international levels.
Who will benefit?
Contribution to policy-making:
“YEP MED will improve vocational training to provide youth with the skills required by the labour market while influencing future policy through the involvement of public authorities.
The insertion of a YEP MED pilot into national and regional framework policies will serve as a forerunner for the introduction of a dual training system. Trainees will be identified and local training centres and stakeholders will be invited to be a part of the Local Port’s Occupation and Training Working Group (PLWG) to monitor results and assess and organise tailored workshops for them. Based on participative governance structure, all of these actors will coordinate within the PLWG to reach local agreements between Port Authorities, VET and occupational training centres.”
La Chambre de Beyrouth et du Mont Liban a rassemblé les principaux acteurs de la communauté logistique portuaire libanaise le 11 mars dernier lors d’une réunion virtuelle durant laquelle les