P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region
4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region
01.04.2018 - 30.09.2020
Various researches have shown that there is a clear lack of skilled logistics employees on all organizational levels in Central Baltic countries. The current project aims at addressing this challenge in cooperation with representatives from Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, and Latvian universities offering courses in logistics to better match the current and future needs of the Central Baltic businesses and labor markets.
The project aims at individuating which are the current and future logistic skills needed in the Central Baltic job market. These needs are consequently compared to the current, university level offering of professional, logistics education within the Central Baltic area to identify which complementary courses would equip students with these skills. Consequently, the participating universities address the emerging development needs by creating a joint study package (18 ECTS BSc and 15 ECTS MSc ) and piloting it in cooperation with Central Baltic student groups.
The project results in a better logistics education to match the needs of Central Baltic enterprises as well as in more employees possessing skills and competences needed in the labor markets. Better logistic education will also help personnel already employed in logistics companies to be more efficient and integrated in the Central Baltic labor market.
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
Partner budget: 166.752 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 125.064 EUR ERDF
Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Partner budget: 155.252 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 116.439 EUR ERDF
Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte, Liepājas filiāle
Partner budget: 75.949 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 64.557 EUR ERDF
Tallinna Tehnika Korgkool
Partner budget: 76.322 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 64.874 EUR ERDF
Eesti Ostu- ja Tarneahelate Juhtimise Ühing Mtü
Number of benefitting vocational higher education institutions: 4 (potentially more in the future, if the created study package is offered to a larger audience/student base after its piloting (e.g. utilizing distant learning possibilities))
Number of countries benefitting: 4, all CB countries.
Other CB wide results:
- Higher level, aligned/joint logistics education matching with the needs of the markets/CB enterprises.
- More employees possessing skills and competences needed in the labor markets/CB enterprises. Better/more efficient employees for the different companies.
- More integrated Central Baltic labor market; more enabled movement of labor within the CB area.
- Diminished social exclusion.
- More prosper and competitive CB area; better wellbeing for all people through lower social exclusion.
Additional results for the participating partners:
- Better, internationally organized professional logistics education offered in every participating university.
- More diversified and updated teaching/learning methods (e.g. distance learning, e-platforms, simulations, labs).
- Enabled exchange of best practices (pedagogy and substance) amongst the participating universities. Better possibilities to utilize the special substance knowledge of the other partners.
- More internationalization possibilities for both teachers and students.
- Greater networks within the CB area, both for the institutions as a whole and for the teachers and students.
- More international, CB wide job opportunities for the students who have executed the study package.
- Possibilities for deeper, future cooperation amongst the partner institutions (e.g. creation of double degree structures).
- More interest in the participating universities in the eyes of potential students; better image.