Further to the success of the First World Congress on Rail Training which gathered 170 attendees from 34 countries, the UIC is pleased to announce the second World Congress on Rail Training, which will be held at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten (Matthias Corvinus Strasse 15), along with technical visits in Vienna from 24 to 26 April, 2013.

The World Congress on Rail Training 2013 is organized at the initiative of the UIC Expertise Development Platform, which draws its expertise from the regional Rail Training Centres Networks. Its main purpose is to enhance workforce development through sharing best practice in rail training across the entire industry.

The Congress-Partners are FH St. Pölten, DB Training and ÖBB Group
The Congress is sponsored by: SNCF , Funkwerk AG
Press Sponsors: Railway Gazette International , Eurail Mag - The Magazine for European Rail Decision Makers

Conference highlights

  • Safety (personal)
  • Non technical skills
  • Trainers (competences, training of trainers, development)
  • Technology (simulators, multimedia, video) (content management systems, social media)
  • Skill fade (periodic training, assessment)
  • Customer service
  • Interoperability
  • Ageing workforce/new generation (does it require a different approach? Young talent programme, social media, international training, etc...)
  • Training innovations (methods)
  • Evaluation
  • Competence assessment (examination)
  • Loss of corporate knowledge
  • Recruitment and selection

Why visit the Congress?

The key congress aims are:

  • Provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experience amongst training professionals and managers
  • Promote excellence in railway traning through best practice models
  • Highlight research findings in this area which bring innovation and have practical application to the industry

Who should attend?

The Congress is targeted at

  • Human resources and training directors
  • Training executives
  • Training and workforce development experts

The Congress will be held in English, Français, Deutsch

For other languages - technical facilities can be provided for if your delegation comes together with an interpreter.


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