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Education is the keystone to a sustainable future

Knowledge is power. It forms mindsets and accelerates personal and societal progress. Education is the tool given to teachers and students to transmit and acquire this knowledge from the early school stages and throughout a lifetime. It cannot be dry and random but rather designed to create an ethos for society’s continuous sustainable development. Where the school system’s traditional resources stop, associations can and should pick up the baton to keep their members up to date and thus more beneficial to society.

Learning is a life-long process, so stopping after our university years makes no sense. The pandemic proved that the world is changing fast and adaptability is key. But adaptability without topical knowledge is impossible. The way forward is by following regular training to boost personal and professional growth and contribute to economic prosperity and responsible citizenship while restoring the health of the living systems upon which lives depend on.

The Benefits of Association-led Education

“Associations can act as a collective consciousness to gather all experiences and share with others by providing trainings in a non-conventional way – learning from each other along the way. Within an evolving world, associations such as UITP can provide a leaner-centric education as our trainers bring hands-on experience, and our participants can be more active in sharing their experiences,” says Adrian Poher, Training Manager at UITP (International Union of Public Transport) Academy. UITP Academy delivers a wide range of training programs, customized workshops, and on-site study tours for all public transport and urban mobility stakeholders on an international level, all certified with the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training. 

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