YOLDER will train Turkey's first certified rail welders: Vocational training project called “Rail Welders are Certified” supported by the European Union within the scope of the Supporting Lifelong Learning in Turkey-II Grant Program of the Railway Construction and Operation Personnel Solidarity and Assistance Association (YOLDER) TCDD 3 It was introduced at the meeting held at the Regional Culture and Art Center. Accepted to the grant program carried out by the Human Resources Development Operational Program of the European Union Coordination Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and entitled to receive a grant of 114 Euros. kazanThe opening meeting of the project brought together the representatives of the rail systems sector. With the project to be implemented with the cooperation of Erzincan University Refahiye Vocational School and TCDD Ankara Training Center Directorate under the coordination of YOLDER, rail welders, who are of great importance in terms of safety in the field of railway infrastructure, will be trained in accordance with professional qualifications and certified by authorized certification bodies. When the project is completed, employment studies will be carried out for Turkey's first certified rail welders.
During the call for proposals, more than 1200 applications are eligible for grant support. kazanTCDD 3rd Region Manager Selim Koçbay, TCDD 7th Region Manager Adem Sivri, TCDD Human Resources Department Deputy Head Cüneyt Türkkuşu and senior executives of TCDD, Vocational Qualifications Authority and Raytest attended the opening meeting of the Rail Welders Certification Project, which is the only rail systems project. Certification Authority experts, YOLDER Chairman of the Board Özden Polat and board members, many rail systems industry employees and students attended.
My way is the Chairman made the opening speech of the meeting Ozden Parker, Supporting-II Lifelong Learning in Turkey Grant Scheme said they were proud to be one of the supported 39 project, "The project, rail welders to prepare teaching modules compatible with professional qualifications and promote the ratification, rail welders of prepared for the purpose of supporting vocational preparatory exam preparation processes, raising awareness on certified work awareness and providing employment opportunities to unemployed adults in the field of rail welding. The number of rail welders, one of the major railway professions responsible for the quality and safety of rail systems transportation, is very low in our country and approximately 95 of the existing employees is not certified. Given the increasing number of service providers for rail infrastructure constructions in our country and Europe and the importance of the profession, it is clear that the need for qualified welded and documented rail welders is highly needed. Employment of certified unemployed adults is also an important goal of our project. Since 2009, where we were founded as YOLDER, we continue to provide guidance on the subjects such as vocational training, certification, legal regulations, working conditions in the railway sector. We will continue to work to ensure the certification of sector employees within the framework of national qualifications and the validity of their documents at international level. Our projects, which started with the e-RAIL Project and are now supported by the European Union Funds, which are continuing with the Certification of the Ray Welder Project, are important references in terms of demonstrating the future vision of our Association focused on professional development e.
The project will serve local human resources
In his speech, TCDD 3 Regional Director Selim Koçbay pointed out that foreign resources have been utilized in the works and transactions carried out so far. We would like to thank all parties for this meaningful project supported by the Ministry of European Union and Financial Aid Department. To date, the training activities of the rail welders were carried out by foreign experts. From now on it will be done with our own human resources. In this context, I congratulate everyone who contributed to the project. Bu
Kübra Ulusoy, the Professional Competence Authority Expert at the meeting, gave information about the national qualification system, the document requirement and the supports provided within this scope, while RAYTEST Manager Ebru Köse drew attention to the process and the importance of certification of the workforce in the railway sector in his speech.
Training modules will be prepared, courses will start
Project Coordinator Özgür İtarcı, who stated that the training modules to be prepared within the scope of the Rail Welders are Certifying project will be approved by the Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Lifelong Learning, said, “Our project, which will last for one year, will go down to the field with the approval of the Aluminothermite Rail Welder training modules. Training of 6 people will be carried out in 60 courses in total to be held in Ankara, Izmir and Erzincan. Those who successfully complete the training will take the exam at the certification center authorized by the Vocational Qualifications Authority and become Turkey's first certified rail welders. At the last stage of the project, the right to receive a certificate kazanAt the same time, studies will be carried out for the employment of trainees. Simultaneously, information seminars will be held in 8 provinces in order to raise awareness about lifelong learning and certified work, and to popularize the use of the training modules, which are the outputs of the rail welders project, by current employees and students or graduates of the rail systems technology department.
At the end of the meeting, a plaque of appreciation was given to the speakers for their contributions to the project.