IPTrans – Loures Vocational School
Who are we?
IPTrans – Loures Vocational School is a private VET entity. AEPTL – Associação para o Ensino Profissional em Transportes e Logística (Transports and Logistics Vocational Education Association) is a non-profit organization which owns IPTrans. It was created by ANTRAM – the Portuguese road haulage association, FECTRANS- the labour union for transports and communications and by the Municipality of Loures, the three affiliated members.
It provides vocational secondary courses for young learners (12th degree and vocational qualification of level 4): transports, logistics, ICT, ground handling services, travel agencies and tourism and educational activities.
IPTrans also provides: level 2 education and training courses of storage operator, informatics and childcare.
IPTrans has 217 learners.
All its VET courses involve training on the job thanks to good connections with many of the most important companies in the region.
Since 2008, IPTrans offers recognition, validation and certification of scholar and vocational competences with equivalences to the 9th and the 12th degrees. The vocational competences are the ones of logistics operator, administrative assistant and children and youngsters carer (level 2) as well as logistics, administrative, secretariat and educational action technician (level 4). During 2018, we had 308 adults participating in our Centre and in 2019, 453.
IPTrans also cooperates with the Institute for Employment and Training.
AEPTL/IPTrans is affiliated in ANESPO, the national association for VET, and participates in the Sectoral Council for Qualifications on Transports and Logistics of the ANQEP – National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Education.
Why we are Participating in the Project
Being a VET School, IPTrans has to implement EQAVET – European Qualification Assessment for Vocational Education and Training, which is presently doing.
Therefore, the participation in a project which aims at making the connection between EQAVET and ISO 21001 is a logical option which can boost the quality process in our organization.
Our role in the project
AEPTL/IPTrans will lead, with AEVA, the activity aiming at the elaboration of a Curricula Design. This activity is included in IO4: “Mastering EQAVET” Curricula. This IO has to do with the following objectives: to increase curiosity, awareness, understanding, mastery and adoption of the EQAVET criteria by VET and HVET/PHE organizations; to grow the national qualification catalogues database and its usage; and to facilitate the mobility of EQAVET professionals across Europe and beyond, through facilitated recognition of their competences.
AEPTL/IPTrans, with ERIFO and AEVA, will also be responsible for the activity of creating a competency profile for Implementers, included in IO2: Competence Profiles for EQAVET Professionals. This IO has to do with the following objectives: to grow the national qualification catalogues database and its usage; and to facilitate the mobility of EQAVET professionals across Europe and beyond, through facilitated recognition of their competences.
Again with ERIFO and AEVA, IPTrans will lead the activity to validate the EQAVET+ Toolkit, included in IO5: “EQAVET+” – A Standardised Toolkit for Easy EQAVET Implementation. This IO has to do with the following objectives: to increase curiosity, awareness, understanding, mastery and adoption of the EQAVET criteria by VET and HVET/PHE organizations.
IPTrans will elaborate news to be published on our website, in the project website, social network (Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram) and newsletters. Also, it will distribute dissemination materials, such as flyers, postcards, brochures, etc..
IPTrans will also establish connections with all the Portuguese VET schools, namely in dialogue with ANESPO, the national association of VET schools.