“Preparing professional drivers for their role and tasks within the fourth industrial revolution: The Future of Professional Driving”
When: 29 June 2017, 10:00 -15:00
Where: CILT(UK), Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4AX - Directions
Bethany Fovargue MILT, Novus Trust - From Graduate to the Logistics World
Brian Szukala, Transfer Knowledge Partners - Vocational Training Requirements for a Changing Industry
Sarah Smith and Alison Riggott, Walkgrove - Distance learning for the New Generation
There are major changes within and related to the professional driving profession ahead of us. Those need to be prepared and supported by vocational education and training in order to reach their full potential but also to avoid a further increase of already todays’ deficit of skilled workers in this field that belonged continuously to the Top Ten jobs employers are having difficulty filling with competent employees over the past decade.
It is, therefore, of major importance to think ahead of time and to develop a vision of this profession in order to get ready for the changes that are ahead of us. The consortium of the European project “FutureDRV” representing specialist organisations from Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Hungary and the UK addresses this challenge in the upcoming three years of project work.
The FutureDRV consortium invites experts and stakeholders on professional driving and professional driver qualification for a first expert round table in order to give the FutureDRV project an initial impetus and direction for the upcoming project work by exchanging on:
- trends and innovations within transport and their impact on professional drivers’ qualification
- the future role and function of professional drivers within transport
- opportunities and challenges of future training for professional drivers
The project is funded through the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Commission.
09:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Welcome, Kevin Richardson, CEO, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
10:10 Round table session on: Educating Now for Better Drivers Then
With impetus by:
Bethany Fovargue, Novus Trust (UK)
From Graduate to the Logistics World
Brian Szukala, Transfer Knowledge Partners (UK)
Vocational Training Requirements for a Changing Industry
13:00 Round table session on: Training Tools and Methods of the Future
With impetus by:
Sarah Smith & Alison Riggott, Walkgrove (UK)
Distance Learning for the New Generation
13:45 Andreas Silfverberg, Stage IT (SE) Future DRV Pilot Training Programmes
14:45 Open Discussion - Moderated by James Tillyer
15:00 Closing and farewell, James Tillyer, Transformotion
The main aim of the FutureDRV project is to explore the future of professional driving and the competence requirements relating to it, looking forward to around 15 – 20 years from now.
The project results intend to give stakeholders in the field (such as employers, education providers, social partners or policy makers) a reliable perspective of the changes that are ahead and the influence on both the current and future workforce of professional drivers.
The project started in September 2016 and will last for three years. There are six project partners from Germany, UK, Sweden, Austria, Hungary and France.
The initial project task is to get a comprehensive overview of professional driving and the context that it will take place in from both stakeholders and interested parties.
The project consortium will look at the future of professional driving from several perspectives to ensure they get a comprehensive source of information to build on.
The UK project partner, Transformotion, would like to invite stakeholders and interested parties to attend this free event. There are limited spaces available and only one space per company / organisation, so register for this event without delay!
Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the event code: ABC0534.