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  • VIA Project
    prerequisite it s noticeable that there are no shared occupational competence profiles at sector and national level that could serve selection process training material development certification and mobility When was VIA PROJECT approved The project was submitted for approval in September 2005 under the Call 2005 of European Commission Leonardo da Vinci programme a seamless continuation of Community action that has been undertaken for twenty years in the vocational training field The Education Audiovisual Culture Executive Agency has since January 2006 taken over from the European Commission Directorate General Education and Culture the task of managing the evaluation and selection procedure for the Leonardo da Vinci programme Following a thorough evaluation procedure carried out by the Executive Agency with the assistance of independent external experts on July 20th 2006 the VIA PROJECT proposal was selected for funding under the Leonardo da Vinci programme Of 110 submitted proposals only 14 have been selected for funding 12 7 Who finances VIA PROJECT The financial assessment of the proposal resulted in a consolidated budget of 953 324 Euro where The Executive Agency co finances the project at 58 The project partners are contributing to the project 42 of the total budget How does

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  • VIA Project
    and assessment materials and practices related to the airport security screeners tasks Defining the key and sector specific competences related to airport screeners occupation Developing test tools for selection Developing test tools for on job competency assessment Developing reference levels framework for airport screeners Disseminating project results in a way that ensures the success of the valorisation plan Exploiting the results of the project work Contributing to the objectives set

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  • VIA Project
    Thorough review and update of the learning outcomes and competence definitions relevant to this occupation in different pre employment and on job learning environments Defining the key and sector specific competences related to airport screeners occupation Use of tests tools

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  • VIA Project
    the key and specific competences are developed in the pre employment environment For example one of them will test the general capability of people to detect objects reliably and quickly in x ray images of passenger bags even if rotated or superimposed by other objects Tools for on job competency assessment These tools will be performance oriented focused on the learning outcomes expected after periods of formal training and or

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  • VIA Project
    measuring human performance and competences MPI Each of the main partners ASC Ministries EASTI has associated airport partners which are related politically and geographically ASC Bulgarian and Romanian airports BMI airports of Berlin and Stuttgart EASTI Brussels airport A solid basis for success is the fact that several partners BMI EASTI airports of Berlin Stuttgart and Brussels have conducted or are currently conducting projects with MPI project leader Prof Dr Adrian Schwaninger This partnership ensures that knowledge that at first will be tested by focused national collaborations Belgium Bulgaria Germany and Romania later on will be provided as a new standard to users throughout Europe The new knowledge on human factors and enhancement of human capabilities which will be the result of the studies of MPI will directly be implemented in training and test programmes for the screeners users at the associated airport partners Feedback from user groups will be taken up by MPI interactively to improve training and test procedures Then the improved procedures might be taken up by partner EASTI to provide a web based test standard for screeners all around Europe Following a decision of the project Steering Committee VIA Project has been opened for new partners

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  • VIA Project
    Bolfing A Schwaninger A 2007 Measurement formulae for image based factors in x ray imagery VICOREG Technical Report November 26 2007 PDF Schwaninger A Bolfing A Michel S 2007 A statistical approach for image difficulty estimation in x ray screening using image measurements Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization ACM Press New York USA PDF Work package 5 Pre employment assessment tests This requires conducting a representative number of tests in order to acquire statistical information in support of the relevant analyses and as a result development of guidance material for using test tools in pre employment selection A summary of the results of this work package are provided in the Report on Work Package 5 PDF It contains structured guidance material on how to conduct pre employment assessment including the following elements Guidance material on initial pre employment phase e g provide application information conduct a security check in order to ensure that the applicant has no criminal record Colour vision test 8 12 of all males have colour deficiencies which impairs the interpretation of coloured x ray images In x ray screening different materials are coded using different colours Therefore a colour vision test is an essential element of a pre employment assessment test package for airport security screeners X ray object recognition test in order to examine the abilities needed to detect threat items in x ray images when they are rotated superimposed by other objects or in cluttered bags with high bag complexity This will also include results of statistical analyses to define norms and calculate reliability and validity Information oh cognitive tests that should be considered in pre employment assessment Information on other aspects such as physical abilities work ethic integrity service orientation In addition the following detailed reports are available Initial results regarding norms reliability and validity of the X Ray Object Recognition Test Hofer F Hardmeier D Schwaninger A 2006 Increasing airport security using the X ray ORT as effective pre employment assessment tool Proceedings of the 4th International Aviation Security Technology Symposium Washington D C USA November 27 December 1 2006 303 308 PDF Hardmeier D Schwaninger A 2008 Visual cognition abilities in x ray screening Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Research in Air Transportation ICRAT 2008 Fairfax Virginia USA June 1 4 2008 311 316 PDF Work package 6 Competency assessment tests This can be achieved by conducting a representative number of tests in order to acquire statistical information in support of the relevant analyses and as a result development of a guidance material on how to conduct on the job competence assessment A summary of the results of this work package are contained in the Report of Work Package 6 PDF It focusses on the following points Specification on how to accomplish a reliable valid and standardized measurement of x ray image interpretation competency X ray image interpretation test available as part of the VIA Project Package at products php order How

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  • VIA Project
    CEDEFOP European Centre for Development of Vocational Training EASTI European Aviation Security Training Institute ECAC European Civil Aviation Conference EU European Union EQF European Qualification Framework EU Lex Air Transport Legislation EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme ELP European Language Portfolio

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  • VIA Project
    of the three main pillars of our integrative approach addressing the occurrence of operational deficiencies at the security checkpoints Aviation Security X Ray Screener Certification Competency assessment underpins the workforce certification process The main aim of certification procedures is to ensure that adequate standards in aviation security are consistently and reliably achieved Certification can be regarded as providing important information on strengths and weaknesses in aviation security procedures in general as well as on each individual screener Training of X Ray Image Interpretation Competency in Aviation Security A screener needs to detect a threat item within a few seconds This can be a challenge when the shape of a threat object in an x ray image is not similar to previously encountered objects Therefore training of knowledge based and also image based factors are very important since the last decision is always made by the human operator Training is essential to achieve and maintain a consistent reliable and effective recognition of threat objects in x ray screening The VIA Project Special Offer to Obtain Pre Employment Assessment Tools and Certification Tests for free funded by the European Commission Leonardo da Vinci Programme We are very happy to announce that we can offer our X Ray Image Interpretation Pre Employment and Competency Assessment Tools to a wide interest group for free However our tests and documentation package contains security sensitive information Therefore our offer is restricted to National Appropriate Authorities e g civil aviation administrations and certified Aviation Security Companies X Ray Image Interpretation Competency Assessment Package The shipped Aviation Security X Ray Image Interpretation Competency Assessment package comprises The image presentation software PCQuest With its corresponding Result Viewer software Three selected scientifically approved X Ray Image Competency Assessment Tests as there are The X Ray Object Recognition Test X Ray

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