Stakeholders and partners meet in Brighton for Steer to Career DRV
On 30 October stakeholders gathered in Brighton on the south coast of England to consider the question 'What will drivers do next?'.
The workshop represented the first face to face stakeholder event of the new Steer to Career DRV project and attracted delegates from Belgium and the UK. As part of a round table discussion, associate project partner The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) gave a presentation on the importance of continued professional development, particularly as the workforce grows older and works for longer.
A local VET provider, Hills of Plumpton, gave their perspective on driver development and showcased their progression from a small training provider to a significant training company delivering bespoke solutions, notably for the UK emergency services.
After lunch the workshop focused on the future with a presentation from Leo Learning, a specialist development company working in many sectors around the world. Having frequently worked with bluechip organisations they showcased micro-training and virtual reality development, two techniques that may prove essential in tomorrows' road transport industry.
The final speaker represented the UK National Counter Terrorism Unit and gave a thought-provoking insight into the use of vehicles as weapons across Europe, as well as tips and pointers on vehicle security.
The project will seek to address some of the issues discussed at the workshop through its project work, including new VET techniques for future road pilots and enhancing vehicle security through training and awareness.