LLI-42 Improvement of workforce mobility and skills in Latvian-Lithuanian maritime transport sector (LatLitNaviPort)
03.04.2017 - 02.04.2019
ERDF Financing: 765 243,42
The project common territorial challenge is to fulfil the demand to reduce workforce mismatch and increased the number of people receiving upgraded skills matching labour market, increase mobility and employability in territory of Latvia and Lithuania. Two educational institutions Liepaja Marine College(LMC)and Lithuanian Maritime Academy(LMA) has joined their efforts to solve human resource problem, both institutions provide high education and trainings in maritime transport sector, located in cities having sea ports–Liepaja and Klaipeda-cities have direct territorial demand for qualified maritime transport sector specialists. The main objective of the project is to improve the competitiveness of seafarers and logistic specialists in ports by improving education quality. Subjects in training programmes will be updated, new short training course for logistic port operation specialist will be developed in LMC, and modern training facilities:Navigation, manoeuvring and Engine control Laboratory will be installed in LMC and Port operation simulator in LMA. Teaching staff of both institutions will upgrade their qualification by participating in 3 training courses, experience exchange, create 5 learning materials for joint use. Two joint pilot groups will be organized. New approach of the project is, that LMC will use online connection to the system of Port operation simulator, installed in LMA. Another new solution–trial connection of simulator complexes in LMC and LMA.
Lead partner: Liepaja Marine College;
Collaboration partner: Lithuanian Maritime Academy
Project duration: 03.04.2017 – 02.04.2019 (24 months)
Project objective: To improve the competitiveness of seafarers and logistics specialists in ports by improving education quality.
Project funding: project total grant amount – 900 286,38 EUR (765 243,42 EUR – 85 % ERDF and 135 042,96 EUR – 15% Latvian State budget funding). LMC receives 605 997,10 EUR, of which 515 097,53 EUR – ERDF and 90 899,57 EUR – Latvian State budget funding.
Target audience: LMC and LMA students and staff
Main project activities:
- Improvement of existing study programme courses and development of new courses (4 courses under LMC educational programme “International transport organization” and revision of qualification training programme; development of a module course “Port operations technology for working professionals” and a study course “Operations at all port terminals”;
- Development of teaching/learning materials (materials on laboratory works for navigation, maneuvering and engine control; 3 thematic books);
- Investments in infrastructure and acquisition of specialized training equipment (Establishment and installation of Navigation, Maneuvering and Engine Control Laboratory; loft space repairs and adjustment for laboratory needs; acquisition of an interactive whiteboard)
- Personnel qualification enhancement and development activities – exchange of practices and training courses abroad.