Transfer of ECVET instruments into the fields of Trade, Hospitality, Electronics/electrical engineering and Mechatronics

  • Number of the Project: DE/13/LLP-LdV/TOI/147643
  • Duration of the project: 1/10/2013 – 30/09/2015
  • Budget: 1.335.518.87 Litas
  • Main executor: EU-Geschäftsstelle Wirtschaft und Berufsbildung der Bezirksregierung Köln
  • Institution at VMU: Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Responsible person (s) at VMU: Vidmantas Tūtlys

Aim of the project

To transfer the ECVET instruments into the fields of trade, hospitality, electronics/electrical engineering and mechatronics.

Actors involved

EU-Geschäftsstelle Wirtschaft und Berufsbildung der Bezirksregierung Köln, ROC Leeuwenborgh,  Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Slovenia, Kenwerk,  The City of Kouvola, Kouvola Region Vocational College,  Salpaus Further Education, Lahti Region Educational Consortium,  Stichting Kenniscentrum Handel (KCH International), Fondazione Giacomo Rumor Centro Produttività Veneto, Centro Integrado de Formación Profesional Número Uno, Cambra de Comerç i Industria de Terrassa, Vytautas Magnus University, Formazione Professionale Alba Barolo S.c.a.r.l.

Short description of the project

THEME is based on successful projects in the sectors of electronics/electrical engineering and mechatronics (VQTS I and II), hospitality (ECMO) and trade (TRIFT) as well as the project E.R.M.E.S., in which a database has been developed and tested to manage mobilities.

In TRIFT and ECMO outcome-oriented learning units have been defined by using the VQTS matrix. The results of TRIFT show that during a traineeship the competences of a whole Competence Development Step can rarely be acquired and that it would be helpful to develop descriptors or to subdivide the competences into Partial Competences. The project intends to evaluate and adapt the existing competence matrixes in the mentioned occupational fields and develop Partial Competences.

The project THEME intends to analyze and adapt existing matrices in the fields of trade, hospitality, electronics and mechatronics. Furthermore, it intends to develop Partial Competences. As many partners as possible are supposed to be involved in this process, this procedure assures a broad dissemination of the idea of matrices and Partial Competences. Additionally, there will be a broad acceptance if representatives of different vocational education systems and levels are involved.

The development of Partial Competences for all Competence Areas inside the matrices will probably not be possible throughout the duration of the project. Therefore, we will focus on those Core Work Processes / Competence Areas that are extremely relevant for internships. In a first step the Partial Competences will be developed for these chosen Competence Development Steps. The latter shall be the basis for the VET students’ learning agreements and their EUROPASS mobility.

The outcome-oriented assessment instruments developed in TRIFT shall be disseminated in further countries and into other occupational fields.

The database developed in the E.R.M.E.S. project will be complemented by the contents of existing matrices in the respective fields and provides Competence Profiles and Partial Competences as the basis for facilitating the management of mobilities.

Assessment tools are supposed to be generated by the database in assessment forms. This adds to a standardisation and facilitation of the mobility procedures and an improvement of their quality based on the ECVET process.

All instruments shall be tested in VET students’ mobilities. The consortium consists of different VET institutions, chambers, a university specialized in VET and a regional authority in VET and thus ensures a broad variety and quality of partners.