Training a hot topic in Europe

Training a hot topic in Europe

The 14th edition of Solutrans – the European road transport and haulage solutions show – is just over a month away. Taking place between November 21 and 25, at Lyon Eurexpo in France, Solutrans 2017 will highlight the importance of training for the transformation of the transport sector.

According to the show organisers, the transport and logistics sector offers job opportunities to a new generation of connected workers. However, the sector is less appealing than in the past, and suffers from a shortfall in the supply of labour in certain job fields, including drivers, handling workers and technicians.

“Therefore, one of the crucial factors for the future of the sector consists of supporting the upskilling of transport employees through a range of training, which is tailored to new working methods.

“Whether initial or ongoing, education and training in all the transport industry’s job areas is adapting to digitalisation to help firms improve their competitive edge and convey ‘the taste for transport’ to the connected generation,” it states.

The show area dedicated to training will have a new-technology theme to it. As a valuable source of information on the opportunities and career openings offered by the sector, this space will welcome secondary school groups and young people seeking career advice, students and apprentices from the sector, young professionals and families.

Within this space, visitors will be able to discover existing job areas and training, in particular in new technology including robotics, digital technology and virtual reality. They will also be able to find out more through valuable exchange and learn about existing vocational training opportunities. It will provide visibility on all the innovations in the sector.

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