Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text VTC-Shoe project intends to improve vocational and educational training curriculum (at elementary and intermediate level) on shoe design in Romania, Turkey and Greece by focusing on the development of innovation and good practice. The results of partners common developments will be transpose into a virtual centre, making it available on European level. By accessing the new created shoe design training course, trainers and teachers, shoe designers, adult learners, as well as trainees and apprentice will be keeping up to date with skills and knowledge necessary for high performance and innovation, both in training and shoe design. Based on availability into virtual common space of the innovative e-learning materials and training methodologies training materials, the project will make its contribution to development of single European information space.
The main reason for the VTC-Shoe project proposal comes up to the changing needs in training, in terms of both quantity and quality, designed for promoting competitiveness and employment on the European footwear industry. In order to foster use of information and communications technologies in their national footwear industry, the VTC-Shoe partners engage a common challenge to support quality improvements in vocational education and training systems, by focusing on the development of innovation and good practice. The aim of the project is to implement shoe design training content into a virtually designed and served training centre, e-learning will be realised as an innovation in this field.
The objectives of the project will be: 1) Setting up a functional training centre in a virtual space in order both to develop training services for lifelong learning and to share good practice in shoe design; 2) Adapting the collected materials so as to enhance the new curriculum satisfying the requirements in a modern and innovative e-learning content; 3)Helping to improve and upgrade competences and skills of the VET colleges and schools training staff and exchange experiences over the virtual training centre; 4) Enabling the participating partners to extend the common educational qualifications of shoe design technologies, the accreditation of the skills and knowledge of shoe design techniques acquired within the network created between partner institutions.
The equipment, methods, curriculum and techniques currently used in shoe design training by partners will be observed, collected and evaluated. The selected materials will be used to create a new and efficient curriculum. This curriculum will be the core of target virtual training activity.
Accordingly with this curriculum, an interactive teaching program will be developed.
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Information and Communication
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
program or curricula
1- Common curriculum for shoe design training (at elementary-intermediate level) in English, Romanian, Turkish and Greek.
2- Virtual Training Centre for Shoe Design (educational software tool) in English, Romanian, Turkish and Greek.
1- VTC for Shoe Design manual in English, Romanian, Turkish and Greek
2- Databases containing contacting address of shoe related organisations.
3- Papers presented at international conferences.
4- Papers published in international journals.