Title Transfer of Qualifications and Learning Standards in Plastic Sector Standplast VET
Project Number 2013-1-SK1-LEO05-06359
Product Guide for vocational education in plastic industry
Title Guide for vocational education in plastic industry
Product Type others
Marketing Text The plastics processing industry is the fastest growing industry in the whole EU, establishment of daughter companies in SR, as well as development of the Slovak companies in this area put the plastics industry in Slovakia on the leading position in the national economy. According to the surveys made in SR, there does not exist a National System of Occupations in the plastics sector, and there also does not exist a National System of Qualifications for this area. Thus, there does not exist a suitable offer of educational activities to achieve these partial qualifications.
The Guide will contain List of work positions in plastic industry, List of qualifications, Description of learning outcomes at levels of knowledge, skills and competence, List of educational programs (including modules), Educational levels, Educational standards, Credit system reference, Reference for forms of education (formal, non-formal and informal), interconnections to other industrial fields such as chemistry, engineering or electrical engineering.
The Guide will be formed on the basis of conclusions from working groups, workshops(testing), analysis and synthesis, comparisons, adaptations of taxonomy rules, and from adaptation of knowledge (know-how) from partners from AT and UK.
- Employers in field of plastic industry
- Educational organisations providing Vocational Education and Training (VET) in plastic industry
- Organisation who are responsible for VET management within a state level (National qualification framework)
- Accreditation commission of Ministry of Education (in case of accreditation it is possible to compare it to this information)
Guide for vocational education in plastic Industry
This Guide is a joint publication of all partners of the project „STANDPLAST VET“ with the objective to use the National System of Qualifications as an instrument of the state policy and to help to create, formulate and disseminate effective tools of concepts for the qualification system in the area of education, vocational education and training and employment in the plastics industry. In the European context, the Guide is a response to the ongoing changes in concepts of education, vocational education and training and employment, resulting from the objectives of the Lisbon Strategy (2000) which set out the objective to make Europe the most competitive economy and community in the world by 2010 based on education and be characterised by social cohesion. When creating this political strategy, the qualification system was in the centre of attention: it as perceived as the key element of concepts of lifelong learning, active employment, social equality and strategies for achieving the Lisbon objectives.
Types of lifelong learning (hereinafter only „LLL“) are becoming more diverse and it is increasingly difficult for the employers as well as for the citizens to understand them. The only common element which allows to understand it, are the learning outcomes/results (hereinafter only „LO“). Description of qualifications by LO should be one of the basic prerequisite for allowing citizens to recognise their real professional knowledge, skills and competencies (hereinafter only „KSC“) regardless of how they obtained them. In order that LO are understandable for all, it is necessary to logically order them into a transparent and clearly described system. This purpose will be met by the National System of Qualifications (hereinafter only „NSQ“).
The Guide is intended for the project partners, pedagogical and professional employees, representatives of professional organisations, managers and employees of HR departments, employers and employees in the plastics sector, lecturers of vocational education and training who will be users of the National System of Qualifications, and with their own participation they will contribute to better understanding and increased support of qualifications in the plastics industry. The Guide can be used also by the employees of the state government and self government, labour offices, resort ministries, citizens, etc. The Guide includes information and experience of foreign project partners.
Area of application
During workshops, which were organised for development of this Guide, discussions were held with representatives of experts from practise, as well as from institutions and organisations which have possibility to influence the focus of activities concerning the national and local documents, and:
- to connect employers in the plastics and rubber processing industry in order to specify the „occupations“ for which the students of the secondary schools and students of universities will be educated within the formal education, so that they get job in the current situation and are flexible enough for the fast growing industry. A precise specification of the occupation in the area of plastics processing is essential for a good recruitment of young people and for their feeling “to be somebody” in their working life,
- to create together qualification standards for „partial qualifications“ which could be achieved through „non-formal education“ and thus create possibility to permanently update, innovate and extent the education achieved within the formal education,
- to create together a unified vocabulary and understanding of concepts of the “occupation”, “employment” and “work positions” in the area of the plastics processing within the chemical industry, thus to ensure mobility of employees (in SR as well as outside SR). To ensure the same content and level of knowledge and skills of the personnel keeping the same requirements for the required competencies in employment and work positions.
- not to understand everything that the working groups compiled in this Guide in isolation but in accordance in development the EU, in particular in the countries of the project partners – in Austria and Great Britain. The mentioned countries have not only a stabilised position in the industry of the plastics processing, but they also have different systems of education. In this way, also to support mobility of employees and individuals within EU and thus support recognition of qualifications in practice.
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