Title Training of Export Trainers via e Learning, An Innovative Approach
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2007-TR-026
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The project will promote the globalization by increasing the export capacities of the SMEs as well as the knowledge and qualifications of the employees. Although the project is designed as a distance learning project by e-learning methodology, over 200 people from the target group have been trained conventionally in various regions in both Turkey and Bulgaria within the time period of the Project.
Anyone can reach to the e-learning platform, which is free to use, via the web site of the project. Any interested person shall be login by receiving a password and get free export training courses.
The project aims to contribute to an increase in SMEs competitiveness in the international scene through use of innovative technologies such as e-learning to train SMEs staff in foreign trading with a European prospective, combining relative strength brought by each partner country organisation.
Objectives of the project also include;
• Increase foreign trade capacities of SMEs staff in both Turkey and Bulgaria to a level compatible with the established enterprises from EU 15,
• Minimize identified training gaps in exportation across partner countries,
• Generate dialogue among the trainers from partner countries,
• Transfer best practices and expertise between the partners.
The target group will be mainly the instructors in vocational schools, voluntary potential tutors, university level educated voluntaries including women, the staff in SME’s.
The proposal prepared and submitted by Makro Management Development Consulting Company.
The current financial support of Eu allows the partners to transfer a formerly completed project and add up an innovative value on it. Within this framework a comprehensive need analysis has been completed in both Bulagaria and Turkey on SMEs to figure out the training needs of SMEs in export training. The training modules have been designed and developed by the experts of partners in line with the findings of this analysis.
The project will be implemented with the collaboration of six partners from four different countries and completed within two years. Makro Ltd. is the promoter organization in the project and the other partners are Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Sofia Branch from Bulgaria, ESTA Bildungswerk from Germany, Windrush Training Ltd. from UK and ESTA Turkey and TOSYOV- Turkish Foundation for Small and Medium Business- from Turkey.
Open and distance learning
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
material for open learning
open and distance learning
Product information The end product arising from the project will be an export training program posted on internet and includes a number of e-learning modules and materials containing the broad framework of the ‘training of trainers’ course and key aspects of international trade procedures. The training materials will also be available in the form of CD-ROMs.