Pro-DEENLA - Haulage and logistics

Proaktive Qualifizierung des Berufsbildungspersonals durch dynamisch ausgerichtete Entwicklung, Erprobung und Verbreitung nachhaltiger Lernaufgaben in der dualen Ausbildung

The transport and logistics sector is considered the backbone of the economy and is therefore itself one of the most important sectors of the German economy. However, the ideas of sustainable development have so far received little attention in the industry's day-to-day training activities. However, there are a number of starting points for anchoring sustainable thinking and action in everyday training in such a way that it is evaluated and perceived as a self-evident element.

Against this background, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is funding the "Pro-DEENLA" implementation project on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project focuses on the question of how instructors and trainees in the transport and logistics sector can be qualified to ensure that their economically oriented work routines take account of the ecological and social effects of economic activity.

"Pro-DEENLA" pursues the goal of designing, testing and disseminating sustainably oriented learning tasks for use in in-company training as a forwarding and logistics services clerk. In this process, both in-company vocational training staff and trainees from more than ten practice partner companies will acquire skills for sustainably oriented vocational action.

The pilot project consists of four phases that relate to each other:

1. (Further) practice partners are identified and expert reports are prepared: In the context of sector, work process and workplace analyses, the foundation is laid for a concept for sustainable learning tasks that is appropriate for the target group. At the same time, further practice partners are continually being acquired with whom the learning tasks designed are tested.

2. Learning tasks are designed: On the basis of existing findings on sustainable action in the haulage and logistics services sector and in accordance with the training regulations, basic, linking and extension learning tasks are designed which enable different approaches to the development of competences for sustainably oriented vocational action. The focus here is on promoting the ability to deal with contradictions in decision-making situations of commercial action.

3. Learning tasks are tested and evaluated: Learning tasks which are oriented towards sustainability are tested in the in-company training of the practice partners and evaluated and revised together with the trainers and trainees.

4. Workshops are conducted: Supra-regional workshops are offered in order to support the further training and networking of the vocational training personnel of the practice partners.

Expected results
The successfully implemented learning tasks are compiled in a manual. This provides the companies with indications and impulses regarding the question of how sustainably oriented vocational competences can be promoted in their in-company training. The aim is that the experience and insights gained in the project will be incorporated in the revision of the relevant training regulations in order to move from the project into the (regulatory) structure.

Practice partners (as at 31.01.2017)
Contargo Rhein-Main GmbH, Frankfurt am MainCTS Container-Terminal GmbH, KölnDeutscher Speditions- und Logistikverband e.V., BonnFritz Fuchs Spedition e.K., BellheimFritz GmbH & Co. KG, SchwaigernHans-Peter Roos Speditionsdienstleistungen, SinsheimHellmond & Plank GmbH & Co. KG, GießenIntertrans GmbH Europ. Verkehrsdienste, Ludwigshafen (Rhein)Klumpp + Müller GmbH + Co. KG, KehlKühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, BielefeldMetzger Spedition GmbH, Neu-KupferPanalpina Welttransport (Deutschland) GmbH, Mörfelden-WalldorfReiche Logistik GmbH, LangenhagenSchenker Deutschland AG, LalendorfSchenker Deutschland AG, MannheimSpeditions- und Logistikverband Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., Frankfurt am MainStreck Transportges. mbH, FreiburgZufall GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen

Project duration
01.04.2016 - 31.03.2019

Funded by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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