Project name: “3D Printing in VET”

Project number: (2019-1-EL01-KA202-062909)

Duration: 24 months

Coordinator: KEKAPER-REGION OF CRETE (Greece)

Financed by: Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2 (Strategic Partnership for Innovation and Exchange of good practices).

Partners: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany), European Education & Learning Institute (Greece), CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL’EDUCAZIONE E LO SVILUPPO ASSOCIAZIONE (Italy), Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação Aplicada (Portugal), UNIVERSITA TELEMATICA INTERNAZIONALE- UNINETTUNO (Italy), WYZSZA SZKOLA EKONOMII I INNOWACJI W LUBLINIE (Poland), INERCIA DIGITAL SL (Spain) and KEKAPER-REGION OF CRETE (Greece).

On the 10th and 11th of November 2019, CEIPES attended the kick-off meeting (KOM) of the “3DINVET” project in Rethymno (Greece), guests of KEKAPER-REGION OF CRETE (Greece).

The KOM was the opportunity to get to know all the consortium members and to build the team for a smooth and trustworthy implementation of the project.

The day was set up according to a clear agenda, the overall project was presented by the coordinator in its activities, responsibilities and time schedule.

3D in VET project will introduce changes into the VET arrangements and offer innovative training approaches. By identifying training needs both for VET educators and trainees, and opportunities from across Europe within the sector will allow the development of an approach and a curriculum which will be innovative. The project will work within national guidelines and existing protocols, but it will also seek to transform them, by allowing the exchange of best practices and by benchmarking qualifications across Europe. It will identify and establish the transnational recognition of skills and competencies for VET trainers within the sector. In this way project supports the development of the ECVET by applying common key skills for VET teachers in EU partner countries. This will help to tailor the education to current national, European and international vocational educational needs and trends. It will contribute to a unified national vocational system by applying common principles based on social dialogue and international experiences. By starting a social dialogue, it aims to establish stronger ties between educational systems, communities and 3D printing experts. Although the use of 3D printing in education has considerable importance throughout Europe, this has not been recognized in any EU strategies for the sector. This project will make original contributions to the qualification framework agenda, the development of lifelong learning for VET educators and the transparency and transferability of skills in the sector.

From this main objective there are several specific objectives and products to develop during the implementation of the project:

IO1- Research report on 3D Printing Education.

IO2 – Needs Analysis report

IO3 – Curriculum on 3D Printing

IO4 – Training materials for Online use

IO5 – Training guide for VET educators

IO6 – Course Syllabus

In the following months our partners will be involved in comparing today’s scenario and understanding what may be the elements of innovation in this project, and also in the following weeks the website and the coordinated image of the project will also be launched.

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