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Public transport is a sector of growing importance for European cities and rural areas alike. It provides an essential basis for implementing a modern society’s need for mobility in line with sustainable and environmentally friendly development. This also results in a growing economic importance of this sector.
With increasing urban populations and growing sustainability demands, public transport employees face a number of challenges every day, from embracing the rise of new technologies like self-driving systems to navigating customer service and de-escalating conflicts, all while providing cultural awareness and representing ideas of sustainability.
With Competence+, we want to offer training opportunities for VET students and employees of public transportation in four different areas:
By empowering them to initiate concrete changes, to initiate rethinking and to optimize their own actions, they will not only be able to participate directly in their workplace, but also to take part in the development of their own work.
The aim of the project is to create an advanced training platform that both trainees and employees in public transport can use to further their education. The course concept includes both eLearning and classroom training. A special feature of Competence+ is that virtual reality scenarios are created that enable learners to directly apply and test their newly acquired competences and skills.
The project also includes an application manual for instructors and trainers who want to use or adapt Competence+ themselves.
Together with the transport operators Reus Mobilitat (Spain) and Straeto (Iceland), LAB (Germany) will bring the direct public transport perspective to the project, while Wisamar (Germany), DomSpain (Spain), Virsabi (Denmark) and StandoutEducation (Cyprus) will contribute their expertise in vocational training projects. The project runs from November 2020 to April 2023.
Guide for Teachers and Trainers
For trainers and employees it will:
For the community it will:
For VET and training educators it will:
For stakeholders it will: