This newsletter offers you up-to-date information on the range of activities we have undertaken under the “Increasing of Vocational Competences of Commercial Vehicle Drivers”, Project – VOC of DRIVERS/2019-1-TR01-KA202-074813.
In spite of the pandemic, the Turkish Federation of Commercial Drivers and Vehicle Owners, the Directorate-General of Private Education under the Ministry of National Education and TÜMEDEF (Federation of All Education Associations) from the Republic of Turkey; CNA and Training 2000 psc from Italy; PONS from Spain; IBF from Germany; and the university (SUPSI) from Switzerland, keep on workingsynchronously.
At present, all the partners have already finalised three important intellectual outputs of the project, keeping up to date and ready to contribute through e-mails, online meetings, and mobile technologies. The 6th Skype meeting of the project was held on Monday, May 6, 2021 under the coordination of TŞOF Project Coordinator Nuran Senar.
SUMMARY OF INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS:
IO1- The first output of the project, “Joint Report on the Profile of Drivers Employed in Road Transport and Analysis of Training Expectations”, was completed and coordinated by theTurkish Federation of Commercial Drivers and Vehicle Owners(TŞOF) in September 2020. As previously said, the report included the profile, competences, training, and certification of drivers employed in passenger transport, use of digital materials in training, e-learning practices, relevant working terms and conditions, but also a part of the need analysis. The results contributed to form the basis for the following outputs of the project:competence map and training curriculum, e-materials, and pilot training activities.
IO2- The identification and mapping of common competences for drivers involved in passenger transport in partner countries was at the core of the second output, which was coordinated by CNA and implemented through each country identifying their own competences. TheEuropean Competences Framework was constantly kept as a reference and the map formulated was structured throughAreas , Modules, Units, Learning Outputs, Knowledge, Skills, and Competences.
IO 3- The third output of the project is finalised by the end of May 2021, in English language. The 7 areas and 14 modules listed in the competence mapwere distributed among the partner to fill in the content on-line byusing a common framework . They are fully open and accessible from the project website .In virtue of one of the best tools for interactive didactics (H5P), all the partners have carefully developed the e-materials which allows participants to learn online through slides, videos, pictures and self-evaluation quizzes.
We foresee adaptation of content in national languages by September 2021 to be ready for Pilot testing in partner’s countries.
IO4– Focusing on the testing of the developed training program and the training materials, the fourth output is in preparation.From June 2021 all partners will take care of the adaptation in national languages of the e-materials which will be gradually uploaded and improved by the end of Sept. 2021.
In October 2021, the partners (Ministry of National Education, TŞOF, TÜMEDEF, CNA, PONS and IBF) will be responsible for the pilot training. A total of 30 people, comprising 10 people from each occupation group (intracity taxi, minibus and public transport bus drivers) will beselected and provided with the competence table, training materials and the e-assessment toolin order to receive feedbacks and suggestions for the whole training system. Similarly, 15 trainers from each country will test the commercial vehicle driver training course and methodology. The results of the two pilot trainings will generate national reports prepared by each institution to contribute in the creation of the international report.The Ministry of National Education and TÜMEDEF will take care of the finalization of the international report aiming at improving the training contents and training methodology as a whole.
As far as the meetings are concerned, due to the slow progress of vaccination, it has been suggested to delay the meeting dates in Berlin to July-August 2021, mainly to share the initial stages of the pilot testing, issues and topics.
Contact: Follow the project results and announcements on our project website