Prior to the World Congress 2001 in Cancun and on the occasion of FIATA’s 75th Anniversary, the Presidency of FIATA decided to mark this particular event with the creation of the FIATA Foundation to promote forwarding and logistics Vocational Training in developing countries.
The main objective of the Foundation is to encourage the Association members to set up their respective sustainable training programs. It particularly aims to assist member associations in less developed environments to support the building of professional skills of the industry through the preparation of a number of trainers who take an intensive Train the Trainer courses.
The FIATA Foundation is an independent body operating under direct supervision of the Swiss federal government.
The Foundation delegates a team of professional trainers to introduce and implement a qualified training structure. The courses provide knowledge of the profession, based on the 'FIATA Minimum Standards (FMST)' elements of pedagogy and practical advice on how to set up a teaching program.
The Foundation has comprehensively drafted its own STATUTES and REGULATIONS which define the rules and procedures under which it operates. The Council of the Foundation monitors all the activities of the foundation.
The Management Committee of the Foundation coordinates the fundraising activities, evaluates the applications for funds and helps the Associations on the implementation of Training projects.
The objective of the 'FIATA Foundation — Vocational Training' (FFVT) is to improve the professional qualifications worldwide. This will be achieved through 'Train-the-Trainer' (TOT) courses in developing countries (according to the United Nations Publication 'Standard Country or Area Codes for Statistical Use'), which have an important demand in professional and further education but quite often are confronted with a lack of necessary resources.
The Foundation will delegate a small team of professional trainers to countries which have limited or no resources to implement a qualified training structure. These courses of about two weeks will provide knowledge of the profession, based on the "FIATA Minimum Standards (FMST)" and some basic instruction on how to teach.
The ambition of the 'FIATA Foundation — Vocational Training' (FFVT) is to improve the professional qualifications worldwide. This will be achieved through 'Train-the-Trainer' (TOT) courses in developing and emerging countries, which have an important demand in professional and further education but quite often are confronted with a lack of necessary resources.
For more information, please visit the dedicated FIATA Foundation website.