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ERASMUS+ OnBoard Final Conference

ERASMUS+ OnBoard  Final Conference

The event will take place on 19th of September of 2019, in the Centro de formação da APDL, Matosinhos (Portugal). It will be dedicated to the presentation of the project results and the debate on trends and needs of the Ports and Logistics’ sector in terms of skills and training. Issues related to collaboration between industry and the apprenticeship system will also be discussed.

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The session will focus on the presentation of the project’s results, promoting the debate
on trends and needs of the Ports and Logistics’ sector in terms of skills and training. The
event will also promote the discussion on the collaboration between industry and the
apprenticeship system.
Participation is free, but registration is mandatory. The programme and the registration
form are available at
Onboard is a two-year project co-funded under Erasmus+ programme (Key-action 3 VETBusiness Partnerships on Apprenticeships/Work-based learning). The project gathers
partners from Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland, accounting six entities:
INOVA+, Fórum Oceano – the Portuguese Maritime Cluster, ISCIA – Higher Institute for
Information and Administration Sciences, CIRA – Intermunicipal Community of Aveiro
Region, MSE – Marine South East and the Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation at
the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI).
The project aimed to design and validate an apprenticeship model for the Ports and
Logistics sector supporting new vocational education and training (VET) profiles and
curricula, fostering an effective VET-business cooperation structure in the maritime
Since the project began in October 2017, the consortium has developed two functional
profiles and joint curricula for the Ports and Logistics’ sectors and completed a series of
validation workshops, involving the project’s stakeholders (the profiles and curricula are
available here). After the validation process, the partnership promoted training for keyprofessionals, to raise awareness about Onboard’s products, stimulating a critical
reflection on them.
The EACEA – Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency of the European
Commission recognised the project as “good practice”, in December 2018.
Further information is available at In case you have any
query please contact Andreia Monteiro –

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