Career monitoring of LUTP training participants since 2013

Career monitoring of LUTP training participants since 2013
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Caroline Bourdais
CODATU
Chargée de projet & communication / Communication & project manager
CODATU News Monday 13 November 2017

Career
monitoring of LUTP training participants since 2013

Survey conducted from August to October 2017 via a form to fill in the CODATU website

The Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Transport (CoP) aims to highlight the events and projects carried out since 2010 as part of the CMI program on Sustainable Urban Transport led by AFD, CODATU and CEREMA, which generated a unique network of actors in the field of urban mobility in the Mediterranean.

In this context, a survey of careers of decision-makers, high-level technicians and experts who participated in the LUTP training, was conducted between August and October 2017, in order to understand career trajectories, but also to identify new profiles and job opportunities that any new transportation project can create. The information collected is also intended to be used to improve future LUTP training.

Profile of respondents

Table 1: Sociological Profile of Respondents
Number Percentage
Number of respondents
17 100%
Average age
49,5
Proportion of men
14 82%
Proportion of women
3 18%

Source: LUTP Trainee Career Monitoring Survey since 2013, 2017

With 17 respondents, the survey is based on a significant amount of data with a representativeness of 13.5% of the total number of training registrants between 2013 and 2016 (126 participants in LUTP training between 2013 and 2016). The resulting conclusions may be useful and relevant for improving future LUTP training sessions.

It is also observed that it was mainly men who responded to the survey, accordingly to the distribution generally observed during LUTP training sessions, during which women still remain in the minority. Indeed, 82% of respondents are men, while 18% are women.

The average age is also displayed at almost 50 years old (with a minimum of 31 years and a maximum of 65 years).

Table 2: Sources of respondents
Number Percentage
Number of respondents 17 100%
Morroco 8 47%
Senegal 3 18%
Belgium 1 6%
Cameroon 1 6%
Not specified
4 23%

Source: LUTP Trainee Career Monitoring Survey since 2013, 2017

Nearly half of the respondents live in Morocco, while the second half come from Senegal, Belgium, and Cameroon.

Table 3: Respondent profile of their participation in LUTP training
Number Percentage
Number of respondents 17 100%
Session 2013 – Marseille 6 35,3%
Session 2013 – Rabat 4 23,5%
Session 2014 – Marseille 2 11,8%
Session 2015 – Addis Abeba 1 5,9%
Session 2016 – Dakar 4 23,5%

Source: LUTP Trainee Career Monitoring Survey since 2013, 2017

The majority of respondents followed the LUTP training in 2013 (nearly 60%), among which a little more than half in Marseille, and the rest in Rabat. The others come from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 training courses in Marseille, Addis Ababa and Dakar, respectively.

Table 4: Basic data on career development of respondents following their participation in LUTP training
Number Percentage
Number of respondents 17 100%
Number of people occupying a new position since training 8 47%
Including people who felt that LUTP training played a role in this job change 5 63%
Satisfaction with the usefulness of training 16 94%

Source: LUTP Trainee Career Monitoring Survey since 2013, 2017

Of the total respondents, 8 people – nearly half of the respondents – are in a new position since their participation in LUTP training, among which 5 people, or 63% of them, believe that LUTP training has role in this shift, reflecting the effective and positive impact of the training on the careers of the participants.

In addition, 94% of all respondents say they are satisfied with the quality and usefulness of LUTP training, given what it has brought to their careers and skills.

Table 5: Position and Responsibility Level of Respondents
Position / Level of responsibility Number Percentage
Number of respondents 17 100%
Service Manager 6 35,2%
General Director / President 3 17,6%
Architect 2 11,8%
Coordinator 2 11,8%
Engineer 1 5 ,9%
Economist 1 5 ,9%
Consultant 1 5 ,9%
Administrative Attaché 1 5 ,9%

Source: LUTP Trainee Career Monitoring Survey since 2013, 2017

Among the respondents, there are 6 Service Managers, more than one third of the respondents. 3 people also hold high responsibilities, on functions of General Director and President. In addition, it is noted that all the participants are indeed decision-makers, high-level technicians and experts in the field of transport and mobility.

Table 6: Public / Private Distribution of Respondents
Number Percentage
Number of respondents 17 100%
Public structure 14 82%
Private structure 3 18%

 Source: LUTP Trainee Career Monitoring Survey since 2013, 2017

The vast majority of respondents occupy their positions within a public structure: local authority, ministry, planning agency, university. Only 3 people come from private structures.

Evaluation of LUTP training by its participants

Respondents agree on the usefulness of the training, in particular because it has allowed them to improve their knowledge of transport and mobility, while ensuring an openness to a transversal and strategic vision of this field. expertise, emphasizing the importance of an integrated approach between transport and urban planning, and the challenges of mobility. All the respondents also underline that this training allows for a quality exchange and a sharing of experiences, which leads both to highlight the good practices while analyzing the reasons for the failures in a constructive way, and that it also leads, through technical visits, to open up to other ways of doing abroad.

Among the respondents, one person regrets, however, that the diploma issued at the end of the training has no academic equivalent that allows it to be recognized in his country, although the training has been useful to him in the reinforcement of his competences.

Several suggestions were also made by all respondents in view of future LUTP training, including:

– to integrate in the training a component on the creation and the management of an observatory of mobility, a component on SUMPs (realization of the technical studies, evaluation, legal dimension), a component on the intercommunality, a component on the financial arrangement and the search for financing of public transport projects

– create a platform dedicated to LUTP training allowing participants to keep in touch and exchange with each other

– increase the duration of the training and plan further field visits

– to ensure the recognition of the diploma in the countries of all the participants

Partenaires associés

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) agit depuis soixante-dix ans pour lutter contre la pauvreté et  favoriser le développement dans les pays du Sud et dans l’Outre-mer. Au moyen de subventions, de prêts, de fonds de garantie ou de contrats de désendettement et de développement, elle finance des projets, des programmes et des études et accompagne ses partenaires du Sud dans le renforcement de leurs capacités.

Les transports constituent un secteur d’intervention traditionnel de l’AFD. Sur la période 2001-2005, l’Agence a mobilisé environ 164 M€ par an en moyenne pour la mise en œuvre de projets dans le secteur des transports (en incluant les projets de développement rural et urbain comportant des activités de transport).

Centre pour l’Intégration en Méditerranée (CMI)

Le Centre pour l’Intégration en Méditerranée (CMI), basé à Marseille, a pour objectif d’améliorer la convergence des politiques de développement durable par le biais d’une plate-forme d’échange de connaissances et d’apprentissage collectif.

CEREMA – Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement

 Le
Cerema (Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement www.cerema.fr ), établissement public de l’Etat à caractère administratif, rassemble 3000 experts et agents et comprend 11 directions techniques et régionales qui couvrent tout le territoire français. Centre de ressources et d’expertise scientifique et technique interdisciplinaire, ses actions promeuvent un développement durable des territoires et une économie décarbonée. Ses thématiques principales concernent l’espace public et son aménagement, la mobilité et les infrastructures de transport, l’environnement, l’efficacité énergétique, la maîtrise des risques et le bien-être environnemental de la population.

A ce titre, le Cerema déploie une part importante de ses activités sur les problématiques de la mobilité, des services de transport et des politiques de déplacement des voyageurs et des marchandises, en France mais aussi en Europe et à l’international vers les pays développés, en transition ou en développement.

Le Cerema est représenté auprès de la CODATU par son directeur technique territoires et ville.