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EmploVET

Employability & Workplace Skills for VET Students
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WHY  EmploVET


Partners from 7 EU countries create valuable and innovative learning resources in order to increase the relevance of VET education to the level market and to challenge youth unemployment issue.

OUR  OBJECTIVES

To equip with Employability, Entrepreneurship & Workplace Skills a large number of VET students over the next 5 years.

To develop innovative and adapted to the labor market needs teaching and learning materials.

To train VET teachers/trainers to use the developed resources.

To facilitate contact between the available qualified workforce and employers.

To foster transnational cooperation between VET education providers and potential employers.

To increase the visibility of the VET qualified students/graduates on the labor market by equipping them with personal branding skills.

To increase access to information and quality training for students from disadvantage groups/backgrounds.


Who We Are? What We Do?

We're 7 project partners, 4NGOs and 3 VET High-Schools from Europe.
This is a Strategic Partnerships Project for Vocational Education and Training, funded by + the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The project is coordinated by Liceul Tehnologic Petricani from Romania and it is implemented between 2015-2017.
Among the project activities we have 5 transnational meetings (in Belgium, Spain, Germany, UK and Romania), one Staff Training Event hosted by HETEL and taking place in Durango, Spain.

However, the most important for this project are the so called 'intellectual outputs'. We have two of them, both addressed to VET students and teachers. The first one, IO1 is an e-learning course with 9 modules aiming to develop employability skills and the IO2 is a Teaching and Learning Kit, which will be complementary to the e-course (which is rather self-paced) and will facilitate implementation into the classroom of the employability skills.

We'll also have two Multiplier Events (in Belgium and Romania) and we'll organize at least one webinar in each partner country to make sure interested VET professionals bennefit to a maximum. If you're interested to participate, subscribe and we'll send you news. Just keep scrolling down to find out more.

IHF 

BRUSSELS, Belgium

IHF, Institut de Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires asbl, is a non profit organisation established in Brussels (Belgium) in 2003. The principal aim of IHF is to provide the community (including non profit and local authorities) with assistance for the development of a wider international cooperation through activities of specialised training on European policies and the dissemination of European values, specifically to NGOs and the volunteering servicesorks and Mobirise has been equipped to develop websites using this framework.

HETEL 

DURANGO, Spain

HETEL, Heziketa Teknikoko Elkartea, is an association of 21 Vocational Training Centres created by social initiative which are present in all regions in the Basque Country, Spain. It was set up in 1987 to promote and improve the Vocational Training provision. The objectives of the Association are the exchange of experience and know-how between VET centers, foster innovation in VET education, both from a technological and pedagogical point of view and contribute to fill the gap between VET education and the demands of the business world.

KulturLife

KIEL, Germany

KulturLife is a German NGO that specializes in all areas of intercultural communication. It’s three department cover the areas of school exchanges, work experience in various countries and volunteer work in developing countries. We are a member of the WYSE travel federation and are funded by the European Union, the ministry for economic cooperation in Germany and other sources.




GoDigitAll

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom

Go Digit All (GDA) was founded in 2001 to address a number of factors relating to the regeneration of communities in United Kingdom. GDA provide support and innovative training to develop the wider communities ICT knowledge in an informative, jargon free manner and we achieve this by: one to one training, outreach services, mentoring, volunteering, employability support, partnership work, advocacy, advice and guidance.

SOU Gjorche Petrov Petrov

PRILEP, Macedonia

The vocational high school,, Gorce Petrov '' is located in Prilep, a city in the southwestern part of Macedonia, in the Pelagonia plain, 128 km from the capital Skopje. The school was funded in 1963 with the profile handler mining machines, and within the same school after four years a new profile - made clothes.
There are about 880 students between the ages of 15-18 and 73 teachers, each qualified and well-trained for the individual subjects.




Liceul Tehnologic Petricani

PETRICANI, Romania

Liceul Tehnologic Petricani is a technological high-scool specialized in fashion design, textiles and tailoring.
It was founded in 1859. In 1978 it became a School of Arts and Trades and, in 2010 it become a technological high-school. It is located in Petricani, Neamt County, NE Romania. The institution is currently providing education services to approximately 800 students, from pre-primary level up to the higher secondary level, with a total of 70 teachers.

Turgay Ciner Mesleki ve Teknik And. Lis

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, Turkey

Our school was established in 1979 as a vocational training institution working for the public. Students can attend our school after they finish their 8 year compulsory education and continue their vocational training for 4 years at our school. It is one of the biggest schools in the region having 700 students, 47 teachers and 4 technicians at our school. Our students learn and practice their field of work both in our school and enterprises under the control of our teachers.



EmploVET TIMELINE 

The Most Important Project Moments.
  • 1 October 2015

    1. Getting Started

    Getting to know eachother, Preparing the Project Management Plan, Sharing Tasks and Responsibilities, Contracting. Setting local  project implementation teams,  making the project known. First website version.   

  • January 2016

    2. First Meeting in Brussels

    ”VET Graduates Employment and the European Labor Market - Strategic Framework ”.

    Refining project management plan and documentation. Seting up the action plan until the next meeting. Adapting timeline. Planning communication and valorization of results, monitoring, evaluationa and quality assurance. Elaboration of research questionnaire. Identification of stakeholders. Setting up management and collaboration tools.

  • February 2016

    3. Preparation Phase Complete. Starting Research Phase.

    Applying the questionnaire at 10-20  relevant organizations from each partner country. Finding out on which aspects we should focus our efforts.

  • April 2016

    4. Research Phase Complete. Starting IOs Real Work.

    Getting the research results into a statistic report. Technical members testing multiple e-learning authring tools to choose the most convenient. Agreeing upon contents and structure of the elearning and teaching & learning kits. Testing technical capabilities.

  • May 2016

    5. Final  Decision upon E-learning Authoring 

    Deciding upon the authoring tool and the main technical features. How can we  evaluate and certify skills?
    Having a  first preview of a demo module.

  •  June 2016

    6. Second Transnational Meeting in Durango, Spain

    TM 2 - EU Employers Needs, Work-based learning and ECVET
    Final structure of a module. A more refined demo version of the module. ECVET and online learning.
    Templates for both IOs. Staff Working on IOs refine their knowledge about elearning joing an online trainin course on Canva. Some of them get certified in e-learning design. Working on contents. Technical staff working to fix challanges. Updates of technical requirements. 
    Ongoing online collaboration and support videoconferences.

  • October 2016

    7. Joint Staff Training Event, Durnago, Spain. Interim Reports.

    Joint Staff Training Event with 3 participants from each school (VET techers from Turkey, Romania, Macedonia).
    A more developed draft of the e-courses.  Staff training participants working to develop the IO2.

  • November 2016

    8. Pilot Testing of E-learning. Working on IO2. Translations. Development Phase Complete.

    English version of the elearning and IO2 finished. Most of the technical challenges fixed. Small scale testing. Partners working on translations. Agreeing upon intellectual and exploitation rights and conditions. OER licence. Making contents accessible.

  • December 2016

    9. Third  Transnational Meeting in Germany. Starting Promoting Phase. Webinars.

    TM 3 - Intercultural communication, linguistic competence and team-working - the new basic skills for the EU labor market.

    Evaluation of the IOs progress. Preparing the webinars. Organizing Webinars (20 relevant participants/country).
    Refining everything for the big launch.  

  • February-March 2017

    10. Fourth Transnational Meeting in Nottingham, UK.
    Official launch of IOs. Starting Exploitation Phase.

    TM4 - Employabily Skills and the Potential of ICT

    Everything works properly. Promoting the products. launching the e-learning platform and start exploiting it. Making contents easily discoverable online.

  • May-June 2017

    11. Final Transnational Meeting in Petricani Romania. Organizing Multiplier Events. 

    TM5-You Need Us, We Need You - Facilitating the Contact Between Workforce and Employers

    Ensuring maximum visibility and exploitation.
    Evaluation and improvements on the go.

  • September 2017

    12. Awesome Reports. Celebrating.

    Analysing and evaluating everything. Conclusions. Plans for further use and exploitation and development. Final reporting. 

Activities Progress

By October 30, 2016
40 %

Transnational Meetings

2 out of 5
66 %

IO 1 E-learning

Templates, structure and drafts ready, partners working on contents
50 %

IO2 Teaching Kits

Templates, structure and drafts ready, partners working on contents
100 %

Staff Trainig Event

Hosted by HETEL, in Durango,
October 17-21, 2016, 9 participants (VET Teachers)
10 %

Multiplier Events

Preparations in progress. Scheduled for May 2017.
54 %

Overall Progress

Preparing for interim reporting end of year 1.

EmploVET E-learning Course

Main features of the e-learning course 'Employability & Worplace Skills for VET students'
Real  Life Skills
Focused on 9 Employability & Worplace Skills

Personal and Professional Development
Job Searching, CV Writing and Interview Skills Development 
Professional Image and Personal Branding 
Teamwork & Intercultural Skills
Customer Care
Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace
Effective Communication, Time Management & Social Intelligence in the Workplace
Professional Communication in English
Entrepreneurship Skills  


User Friendly
Working on most mobile devices 

But can be also downloaded and used offline.

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Interactive,  Accessible & Self-paced
Interactions and reflection

Videos, audio, reflection themes, dialogue simulations. You choose your working and learning rithm.

Certified
Learners are detailed evaluation results on email. You can get certified if you pass final evaluation. 

If your school is willing to use ECVET we'll sign a MoU and you can get ECVET credits.

FEATURES of EmploVET Teaching Kit

Main characteristics of the EmploVET Teaching & Learning Kit
Real-Life Skills

Focused on 9 employability & workplace skills
Complementary to the e-course, suitable for use with instructor.  

Illustrated and attractive

Attractive and accessible format.

Available for Printing and in Digital Format

Suitable for class work or individual work.

Ideas for Teachers

Contains suggestions for teachers and working sheets/activities/reflection themes for students. 

Latest Events & News

Joint Staff Training Event in Durango 

By Liceul Tehnologic Petricani, posted October 30, 2016

Between 17th and 21st of October 2016, HETEL hosted the joint staff training event. 9 VET teachers from Macedonia, Turkey and Romania worked and learn together to improve their performance and to contribute to the development of high quality intellectual outputs. Over the 5 days of the training event they learned about the Basque VET centre, HETEL's centres, working methods and contribution to the socio-economical development, cooperative skills, high-performance methodologies in VET, like ETHAZI, entrepreneurship and creation of start-ups, career guidance and job hunting. They have been involved in interactive activities and made contact with VET colleges and associations applying high-performance methodologies, such as Urbegi and Nazaret.

Joint Staff Training Event in Durango - Preparation in Progress

Posted by Liceul Tehnologic Petricani on September 20, 2016

The joint staff training event is to take place between 17th-21st of October. The 9 participants (3 VET Teachers from each involved school) are preparing for the event.

2nd Transnational Meeting in Durango

Posted  by Liceul Tehnologic Petricani on June 26, 2016


Hosted by HETEL, the meeting in Durango was an excellent opportunity for the partners to work together directly and effectively. The e-learning modules are taking shape.

Preparing for the 2nd Transnational Meeting 

By Liceul Tehnologic Petricani on May 30, 2016

The 7 partners are preparing for the second transnational meeting - ”EU Employers Needs, Work-based learning and ECVET ”- taking place in Bilbao, Spain, on 23 and 24 of June 2016.

Currently working on the first version of the e-modules contents and technical issues.

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NEW VISUAL ID DESIGN

By Liceul Tehnologic Petricani April 20, 2016

Visual identity elements design (rollup/banner) to be used during local dissemination activities.


1st Transnational Meeting in Brussels

Posted by Liceul Tehnologic Petricani,  January 28, 2016

EMPLOVET project – Employability and Workplace Skills for VET Students - has been launched in Brussels on 21 and 22 of January 2016.

During the kick-off meeting in Brussels, partners agreed upon the timeline and the implementation of project activities, set the activities schedule and decided the next steps.



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Funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union

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