Title AQUA-RET 2 - Vocational Training in Marine Renewable Energy Technologies
Project Number LLP/LdV/TOI/2009/IRL-515
Product Piloted training courses
Title Piloted training courses
Product Type program or curricula
Marketing Text Four short training courses were developed based on the revised material, aimed at specific target users and local market needs and were piloted in each of the partner countries.
The four courses were piloted in 5 partner countries:
Strategic Planning - piloted in Brussels
Environmental Assessment - piloted in Portugal
Marine Operations - piloted in the UK and Ireland
Technical Evaluation - piloted in Greece
a. Representative from sectors whose workforces have core competences that can be transferred to the marine renewables sector (e.g. offshore oil and gas; other energy/ maritime sectors)
b. Marine renewables industry (researchers and developers, sector support organisations)
c. Social partner (community development organisations, regional development agencies)
d. Educational partner (vocational training providers, higher education providers and institutions)
Result A quantitative and qualitative evaluation took place with the training course participants after the completion of each course. An external evaluator has also provided an overall evaluation of this feedback. In total there were 153 course participants. Overall the response from the participants was positive. This broad audience who participated in the courses highlighted the high interest and need in the sector for such training courses.
Area of application The courses were piloted in all of the partner countries; 1) Strategic Planning in Brussels, Belgium (21 June 2011) 2) Environmental Assessment in Madeira, Portugal, (14 September 2011) 3) Marine Operations in Orkney, Scotland, (25 November 2011) 4) Marine Operations in Cork, Ireland (1 February 2012) and 5) Technical Evaluation in Attiki, Greece (24 February 2012).
Product Languages English