HOW TO OVERCOME THE PROFESSIONAL DRIVER SHORTAGE? METHODS OF SUPPORTING SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED GROUPS (NEETs, 50+, migrants) USING ICT-BASED TRAINING
13 December 2018 | JAWORZNO, POLAND
The conference will be held in PL and EN
The conference invitiation is available to download here.
The occupation 'Professional driver' ranks high in the first ten of jobs most sought by employers. At the same time, this profession is characterized by the continuous increase of requirements. This derives from changes in labour laws, technology advancements, and the evolution of the professional driver's role in the transportation ecosystem. Such situation poses a challenge for the road transport industry which is struggling with both the low level of vocational qualifications among the available workforce and the negative image of the profession.
The shortage of professional drivers is increasing throughout the EU. The experts foresee that this trend will have a significant influence on the functioning of the road transport industry. At the same time there are social groups in the EU (such as long-term unemployed people below 29, 50+ year olds struggling to return to the job market and the migrants) which are virtually excluded from the job market. The ICT-INEX project actively supports the search for a solution of this socially important problem by designing training methods for professional driver candidates, aiming at the individual needs of these disadvantaged groups. We aim to increase the availability and efficiency of professional driver candidate training by using modern ICT tools and by including the individual needs of the targeted defavourized social groups.
During this interdisciplinary conference we aim not only at disseminating the hitherto project effects, but also at establishing a dialogue platform for professional driving training providers, public entities, employers, industry associations and other stakeholders interested in the topics targeted by the project activities. The event will be divided into three distinct topic sessions. They will allow to present the whole spectrum encompassing the search for overcoming the professional driver shortage. The event will start with indicating the reasons behind these issues and then move onto presenting possible solutions. Thanks to a wide expert group taking part in the conference, the presented solutions for thecurrent transport industry challenges will be based not only on the project outcomes, but also on the experiences of the roadtransport industry, employers' and employees' associations, driving centers and of ICT tool developers.
The conference is free of charge. If you are willing to participate in the conference, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to register to the event.