The Association for Transport and Telecommunication of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (ATT-CCIS)
The Association for Transport and Telecommunication of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (ATT-CCIS) is the oldest and the biggest national association for transportin Serbia. It is the only association which has a Training Centre for vocational training for transport professionals. CCIS was established in its current form in 1962, but its foundation goes back to 1857. The Training Centre was founded in 2007 as an IRU Academy accredited training institute (ATI). Over the last 9 years, more than 200 companies and public bodies have entrusted CCIS with the vocational trainings of their employees. During this period, the Training Centre has enlarged the scope of its activities by obtaining accreditations of FIATA, GTZ and some national approvals for vocational training in the transport industry. Over 2’000 professionals were trained in transport and logistics area. The Association counts 12 employees. Most of them are involved in trainings delivery. ATT-CCIS have implemented ISO 9001 quality management standard and applies it in the process of training delivery.
ATT-CCIS has great experience in education, pedagogy and andragogy, due to experience of its employees and expertise developed with assistance of the IRU Academy in training of professional drivers and road transport managers. A great majority of the training programmes are targeted to managers and drivers from the transport industry. ATT-CCIS is also actively involved in the training of of police officers, their trainers and official professionals from the national post company.
New technologies in the transport industry, such are digital tachographs, telematics and software, forced ATT-CCIS to renew its approach in training implementation and delivery. The Training Centre is equipped with digital tachograph simulators, software simulators and other modern equipment.
ATT-CCIS has good relations with governmental institutions, but still, the Serbian legislation in the area of vocational training of transport professionals, particularly drivers, is not fully harmonised with EU regulations.
Professional Competence in road transport industry is one of the main focuses of activities of the CCIS employees. Dr Dušan Mladenović, advisor to the President, was (and still is) professor at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering of the University of Belgrade, and a manager and trainer at the ATT-CCIS ATI. He owns over 15 years of teaching experience in the transport area. Mr Nebojša Jevtić was working as assistant professor at the same Faculty, he was professor at the High School for Road Transport and has been working for over 7 years as a trainer at the ATT-CCIS ATI. Mr. Miloš Kosanić and Ms. Jelena Karamarković have gained a significant experience working as a trainers at the ATT-CCIS ATI for over 7 years. Under the management of Ms. Milica Dubljevic – Secretary of Association and Training centre director, experienced manager and transport expert, the team enusres the qulity and efficiency. All these persons have been actively involved as managers and researchers in projects co-financed by EU programmes, the World Bank and similar. All of them are authors or co-authors of books or booklets and other teaching materials, experts in teaching methodology, design of training courses and evaluation. Furthermore, CCIS has significant resources in all areas of business, legal, technical and human resources.On the other hand, existing exelent cooperation with transport operators, stakeholders and other training institutions in Serbia ensures dissemination of projects outputs and results as well as sustainability of the EU co-funded projects, including SEED.