Title European class in trucks maintenance
Project Number 133971-LLP-2007-SE-LMP
Project Type Développement d'innovation
Country EU-Projets centralisés
Marketing Text The European Class in Trucks (E.C.T.) project aims at creating an European pathway proposing specific courses answering to the here upper needs, delivered in English during European mobility period. The project has also the objective to be an experiment area for the ECVET system. Thanks to ECVET, the young would have the opportunity to get the recognition of the Learning outcomes gained abroad in their country.
The development of European Mobility of young in VET meet a crucial obstacle which is the recognition of Learning outcomes gained abroad. Presently, it is not possible to recognize Knowledge, skills and competencies achieved in a foreign Vet system within the national pathway. ECVET is a solution to overcome these difficulties. Unfortunately the technical specifications have not been experimented. The trucks maintenance sector is a relevant study area because of its high level of internalization and of it specific needs. Specific needs have been identified in this sector which are necessary to increase the employability of young people. It would be done by integrating the European dimension in pathways within a common core. The lack of recognition of the learning outcomes gained in the mobility context would be studied and solutions tested by concrete mobility actions. The ECVET Connexion study shows how it is complicate to prepare the implementation of the ECVET device in the frame of the VET offer in Europe.
Especially, in several countries, VET systems are not ready for the elaboration and the implementation of modularized and individualized training pathways.
Objectives: We developed the European Class Truck Maintenance project which goals are:
1. Experimenting the elaboration and the implementation of modules defined in term of learning outcomes in training pathways.
2. Testing the concept of “Mutual Trust” inside a partnership.
3. Promoting the European working mobility in VET
4. Developing and extending the curriculum with a recognized European learning experiences of students in vocational training
The partnership is composed by two levels of actors involved in the training delivery and the certification process. The first one concerned the Training centres; which have the pedagogical resources and will implement the project. The second one is composed by institutions (within competent bodies), which are Local government (Sweden, Spain and Poland) or branch organisation (Sweden end France). The majority of the partners have been involved in the ECVET connexion Study. They are identified by the European Commission and in their own countries as expert on ECVET. This organisation will facilitate the implementation of the project but also its sustainability.
The project aim is to test ECVET technical specifications through the integration of a European common core in national training path for Trucks maintenance. The creation of the Mutual trust need the elaboration of a specific process with tools to ensure the quality of the training achieved abroad. According to each national training delivery framework, the project would propose different way of integration of the European common core within curricula, taking care of the identification of learning outcomes and the definition of modules in term of KSC. Also, the project would analyse the impact of the national certification system on the ECVET device implementation (according to the subsidiarity principle).
Impact: The Pilot project would impact the VET system by proposing tools and methodology for implementing ECVET. Also, the VET systems in Europe would be deeply impacted from the identification of needs to the validation. All actors involved in the training delivery would be also concerned: they would have the possibility to use concrete and adapted tools and methods for learning and implementing the ECVET device.
Especially, Catalonia will create a specific training curriculum for Trucks maintenance integrating ECVET technical specifications. In the Spanish case since it will suppose the creation of a new professional Profile in the car’s sector, because there are no specific training courses for trucks maintenance. In this sense, this project will innovate and improve the training courses’ contents. It will develop the trans national mobility and develop linguistic knowledge in professional purposes. In France, the results could be disseminated in the training centres’ networks of the ANFA. This training could be recognised by the Branch in France represented by the ANFA. This project will be a first experience of this kind, which could be transferred to other trades. In Poland, Romania and Ireland, the project would provide the opportunity to create a specific training pathway linked to Trucks maintenance and transport, which is not available currently.
Validation, transparence, certification
Sectors Activités Spécialisées, Scientifiques Et Techniques
Transparence et certification
The E.C.T. project is the relevant place for testing of ECVET technical specifications:
- Units defined in Learning outcomes (built in Knowledge, skills and competences).
- Process of Mutual Trust (with quality criteria).
- Credit points system
- Identification of requirements for a formal recognition of learning outcomes gained abroad.