Title Supporting system for nonformal and informal learning for low-skilled workers
Project Number 2010-1-PL1-LEO05-11472
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project aim is to promote new technology of interior drywall system and validation of competences of the drywall system instalers.
Continuing education and nonformal forms of learning and professional improvement prefer learning through practical experience. This idea is supported by innovative solutions e.g. training modules and didactic materials, that support employees when performing vocational tasks. E-packages for improvement of employees competencies are solutions that make self learning and improving skills easier in the workplace, as well as make possible self-learning of workers in convenient moment of time. In the economy based on knowledge and innovation the value of the company is directly related to and dependent on knowledge and intellectual capital. One of the way to increase effectiveness of learning and training is to give access to learners to didactic materials. Interactive course for competencies improvement e.g. in the construction field might be placed on electronic medium (off-line version) or on IT platform (on-line version).
Goals of the project are concentrated on transfer of innovation the areas of: (a) exploring training needs - "IT system of monitoring and evaluation of workers' competencies"; (b) training materials as the educational package "Performing partition walls from different materials" for a training module "Technology of dry-wall construction of interiors" and adjusting them to IT environment needs; (c) procedural solutions of validation and certification of competencies with the help of flexible mechanisms of validation and transfer of learning results with the use of ECVET rules.
The partnership is composed of the Institute for Sustainable Technologies - National Research Institute (Work Pedagogy of Innovative Economy Centre) (PL), that is responsible for transferring of the IT system and educational package to all partners, Polish Society of Gypsum (PL), TNOIK (PL), and two international partners : ENAIP FVG (IT), "Dunărea de Jos" University of Galaţi (RO). All partners will undertake the project and training activities in the area of vocational education and labour market.
The result of the project will include the educational e-package adjusted to the needs of IT environment and to different training forms, especially to nonformal and informal ways. Moreover, its functioning will be tested by selected activities (vocational competencies) among workers who perform montage of gypsum products, apply new gypsum systems and products and among workers who prefer self-learning. Acquired competencies will be validated and certificated based on solutions related to the ECVET system experiences. Intangible results: dissemination of innovative methods of vocational improvement among workers-installers of drywall interior constructors.
We foresee that achieved results will be great support for the development of workers and contribute to increase the competitiveness of Polish and European enterprises.
Description Implementation of modular traning curricula with educational package in informal or nonformal learning will give a possibility to organize learning or self-learning and self-acquiring of skills, which will contribute to increase the accessibility to vocational training and improvement of competencies quality of low-skilled people. Recognized competencies after fulfilling a training cycle could be validated and could be used as common level of reference for qualifications of DryWall System Installers.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Access for disadvantaged
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
transparency and certification
program or curricula
open and distance learning
description of new occupation profiles
material for open learning
1. Translation of IT system into English, Romanian and Italian and elaboration user quide be users using IT system which enables monitoring and evaluation of workers competencies.
2. Electronic educational package adapted to the requirements of the IT environment (technology, e-learning) and to various forms of training, particularly in non-formal and informal mode.
3. Report of a pilot implementation of an educational package for „Technology of Interior Drywall systems” into VET practices.
4. International report concerning the comparison of requirements of workers competencies in selected professional ares including construction branch.