Improving the Efficiency and Attractiveness of Vocational
Education/Training of Electricians
With the implementation of the project, up-to-date professional training on the energy efficiency of building electrical installations will be developed. It will result in trained qualified specialists who will be able to apply modern technological solutions, leading to a reduction of energy consumption of buildings and reduction of CO2 emissions. With the acquired knowledge and competencies, electricians will be able to control building automation, monitor energy parameters, and monitor all building equipment, which will result in energy savings and savings in the most economical way. The use of qualified specialists gives confidence that the appropriate level of energy consumption in buildings will be achieved. The use of web-based learning will also improve the digital competencies of both learners and their trainers. The training modules will be provided as open educational resources.
The transition to clean technologies and energy efficient applications is key to achieving the European Union's climate goals. By optimizing energy consumption and reducing energy losses, buildings installations will have less impact on the environment. The implementation of energy efficient technological solutions in the electrical installations of buildings and the implementation of the green transition requires qualified and trained professionals.
- Social CRM Research Center e. V. (Germany)
- REZEKNES TEHNOLOGIJU AKADEMIJA (Latvia)
- European Center for Education, Science and Innovation (Bulgaria)
- ALYTAUS PROFESINIO RENGIMO CENTRAS (Lithuania)
- iTStudy Hungary Számítástechnikai Oktatóés Kutatóközpont Kft. (Hungary)
- Schnellkraft Personalmanagement GmbH (Germany)
Three results are planned in the EE-VET project as follows:
Result 1: Analysis of the need to improve the professional skills
Analysis of the need to improve the professional skills in energy efficiency of electrical installations in buildings. Identification of main topics of the VET. This research is related to a study of the need for new knowledge and skills in the field of energy efficiency of building electrical installations in partner countries.
Result 2: Development of Training Modules
The partnership will develop 3 innovative training modules, which will be available in 6 EU languages (EN, LV, BG, LT, HU, DE). The training content of the developed training modules is based on the results of the studies in result 1.
Result 3: Development of the e-learning environment
Development of the e-learning environment. Adaptation of teaching modules to the requirements of e-learning technology. The platform will be selected from those with open-source code and will be customized according to the needs of the project-related activities to suit all consortium partners. The result will help to create an innovative open online course for students and teachers in VET, which will provide them with the knowledge and skills needed for the energy efficiency profile of an energy-efficient electrician.
Result 4: Development of VET Trainees’s Manual on implementation of online based modules
Handbook for the Trainers for the application of online-based modules and the possibilities for their expansion and refinement. The guide is designed for e-Learning courses. The guide will familiarize students with the consistent steps to reach the content of the course in the online environment and other components of the course, such as discussion forums, assignments, tests, and more. This material will be translated and adapted into the languages of the partner countries. The product is intended for official use only by representatives of the target groups and will be available on the project platform.
European VET providers will be granted free access to an online-based innovative training product in the field of energy efficiency of electrical building installations. It will raise image of VET in electrical engineering at European level and added value to the whole European VET system, increase its attractiveness and especially the students' skills. Long term impact of the project will be improved national VET strategies on energy efficiency through recommendations to policymakers and responsible government officials distributed to relevant ministries and agencies in each country.
Given the European scope of project activities, the project team is transnational and includes partners from Latvia, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, and Lithuania who will develop, test, and certify the training product at the national and European levels. The partnership includes educational organisations from higher and adult education, research centres from energy sector, an representatives of the labour market as well.