EU Support to Yolder's E-raıl Project: The vocational education project called "e-RAIL" by the Railway Construction and Operating Personnel Solidarity and Assistance Association (YOLDER) under the Erasmus + Program is by the European Commission.
The e-RAIL vocational training project, which the Railway Construction and Operating Staff Solidarity and Assistance Association (YOLDER) has applied for under the Erasmus + Program, has been accepted by the European Commission. The project, which aims to prepare training programs in line with national professional qualifications and to implement e-learning based, will be carried out entirely with the European Union grant fund and will take two years.
Within the scope of the Erasmus + Program in the field of education and youth offered by the European Union to Turkey's National Agency for 2014 project applications resulted. The application results of the 2014 call for proposals within the scope of Erasmus + vocational education strategic partnerships projects were announced by the European Union Education and Youth Programs Center. YOLDER's e-RAIL project, headquartered in Izmir, was among 205 projects selected among 25 projects and considered worth supporting by providing grant support. YOLDER Chairman of the Board of Directors Özden Polat said that their projects aiming at the development of an e-learning platform for the vocational training of the railway construction and maintenance personnel are selected among 205 projects, and they are happy to see it worth supporting.
Polat drew attention to the importance of training and certification processes, especially with the expansion of the free rail market and the increasing number of new workforce to be employed in the sector. Emphasizing that there is no institution providing education according to these standards and qualifications in our country yet, Özden Polat gave the following information regarding the project targets accepted by the European Commission as grants support: It is aimed to prepare training programs, to develop online e-learning materials and to conduct pilot courses. One of the main goals of our project is to strengthen the cooperation of the railway construction personnel between vocational education and the business world, and increase the level of competence and skill. Our project aims to complete vocational qualification reforms at the national level, support the modernization of education and training systems, and strengthen the international dimension of vocational education and training. ”
YOLDER is the coordinator of the e-RAIL project. Other partners of the project Refahiye from Turkey Erzincan University Vocational School, Costruzioni Generali Ferroviaria SpA from Italy and Germany Vossloh Fastening Systems. The project, which will be carried out completely with the EU grant fund, will take two years.