Title Greening Technical VET - Sustainable Training Module for the European Steel Industry
Project Number 510172-LLP-1-2010-1-DE-LEONARDO-LMP
Product GT VET Progress Report
Title GT VET Progress Report
Product Type others
Marketing Text The progress report summarises the activities and main results of the industry driven requirements on greening technical VET and its reflection within the VET systems of the four engaged member states.
The consortium has conducted an industry driven analysis of current and future job requirements concerning green aspects of technically skilled workers in the steel industry in four represented member states.
In each national VET system of the participating member states has been
analysed, asking how it meets the identified future industry needs. Each
involved VET system has different regulations and institutional frameworks (e.g. Germany: dual system, Italy: regional authority responsibility of vocational training,
UK: “voluntary” system and regulation through different laws and responsibilities,
Poland: national responsibility by the ministry of national education).
Target group Managers of HR-, Environment-, Health and Safety Departments of the production industry; VET responsible institutions
All steel companies are embedded and engaged in European environmental legislation activities via contact points and networking in Brussels. European directives are transferred and “translated” into company directives and strict corporate targets (often going beyond formal European directives and national legislation):ensuring a high influence of environmental related instructions on everyday work and every maintenance routine of the electrical and mechanical technicians.
The analysis of the national VET systems showed a varied set of curricula, policies and
practices, which is indicative of different levels of skills, competence and knowledge
across the case study countries. Within the companies varied practice was evident
and given the lack of centralised guidance and policy, it can be inferred that the
emphasis accorded to environmental matters differs, based on the importance placed
on such issues by section heads. A closer cooperation between VET institution and
the companies was recommended. In particularly, school content must be relevant,
specific and applied to company practice. For the development of the training module
main consideration in opposite to the proposal appeared: The module should not
compiled as a pure eLearning tool, it should consist of a series of smaller modules or
cases, training should be applied and role-specific, with numerous examples of
concrete learning provided, and supplemented by the use of projects and
applications of tools, such as Life Cycle Assessment.
Area of application
Managers of HR-, Environment-, Health and Safety Departments of the production industry; VET responsible institutions:
Background for the development of a European Training Module of greening technical VET.
Overview over activities and requirements of the steel industry concerning green aspects of technical occupations to be implemented in nataional occupational VET systems.
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