Title Implementation of European Guidelines for Joining Technology Training
Project Number 2009-1-RO1-LEO05-03585
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Written report having as basis the issued EWF approved concluding material. The report will contain in appendix all issued project partner report.
Realization of an harmonized guideline for plastic joining will be developed. Approval of this harmonized European Plastic Welder guideline by the EWF members.
Material resources in paper and digital form.
Realizing of a pilot course offer and sending it to a minimum number of 400 potential candidates.
Activity report containing all details regarding the developed activities in the frame of this WP. Pilot courses organized in 2 project member countries (Romania and Italy).
Analysis of the outcomes of the pilot courses in Romania and Italy.
Issuing of minimum 90 certificates in Romania and minimum 25 certificates in Italy.
European Plastic Welder course assessment, recognized at European level.
The training and qualification in areas of joining technologies like plastic welding, in the field of manufacturing technologies is presently done in each country on a "national" level. The systems implemented in each country differ from country to country as some are technologically more advanced than others, promoting the creation of differences between industrial sectors working in these areas within the European region. This situation is disadvantageous in today's competitive market, leading to the creation of barriers to the mobility of professionals in Europe. Disables not only a higher number of qualified persons but also the development of the referred technological areas. The facts, briefly described above, show how important it is to implement a harmonized training and qualification courses system in the joining techniques areas already mentioned, which are particular to various industrial sectors as e.g. gases and fluid distribution and domestic appliances. These areas are becoming crucial in the development of new joined structures and in the need of adaptation of the traditional processes to new technologies.
Aiming at enlarging the implementation of common directives, the main objective of the present project is to adapt and promote an harmonised professional qualification based on EWF Guidelines in the area of plastic joining. At the present, the industry of these techniques grows in around 15%/year, what clearly indicates the need of having a common qualification system effectively implemented. Therefore, this project intends to promote the qualification in this area by promoting a common training guideline and by organising a pilot training course in the consortium countries.
The transfer of experience and results of TRAINING-LAB, a successful LDV project coordinated by ISQ, will be an incontestable added value to the EU-JOINTRAINING development. The TRAINING-LAB designed, developed and tested a new, flexible and multifunctional training environment. This includes also the needed training methodologies, techniques and instruments, which support the learning process. Furthermore the project took into consideration the trainers’ needs to monitor and guide the learning process when working in such an environment.
By carefully planning and assigning partners to take responsibility and/or to cooperate for specific activities, all partners will share the development and results of the activities.
The implementation of the Quality plan include:
- detailed description of all activities
- cooperative efforts in the development of each task (all will be involved in the assignment and reviewing)
- detailed planning of all activities
- establishment of procedures for assigning tasks and reporting progress of activities
- establishment of procedures for contracting and financial reporting, billing and payments
- meetings with partners to establish good communication and understanding of the project and planning and monitoring the tasks to be carried out
- monitoring progress of activities and check on intermediate and final results quarterly by partner reports on activities against the planning
The Quality management plan checklist contains: confirmation of the aims of the WPs, check on the feasibility of the aims, check on the time schedule, confirmation of the tasks of the WPs, establishment and agreement on the working methods and techniques, check on the outcomes and results against expected results.
The dissemination activities as well as the training workshops will represent opportunities for an external evaluation of the quality and impact of the project. The feedback and comments received during these activities will allow implementing backup strategies whenever relevant, making sure that the needs of the target groups and users are being addressed.
All the above will be applied at the workplan as described below:
Work-package Duration WP Leader
WP1 - Industry Requirements - Month 1 to Month 3 ASR
WP2 - Development of Guideline Month 3 to Month 18 SLV
WP3 - Educational Materials Month 3 to Month 20 CWS
WP4 - Organization of pilot-courses Month 18 to Month 22 IIS
WP5 - Evaluation Month 1 to Month 24 ISQ
WP6 - Dissemination Month 1 to Month 24 EWF
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Transportation and Storage
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
material for open learning
program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
− harmonised system for the qualification of technical personnel in manufacturing industries, by laying the ground for harmonised training and qualification courses in plastic joining to be widely implemented in Europe;
− efficient investment in education and training using the good practice, methodology and tools of TRAINING-LAB project to develop training guidelines that may match individuals’ interests and abilities with learning opportunities;
− improve worker’s performance and motivation, as well as the opportunities for career development; − to facilitate the access to lifelong learning: facilitating personal development through continuous engagement with education and training and validating their non−formal and informal learning.
- improvement of the quality and access to training and lifelong acquisition of technological competences. This allows people to have an easier integration and/or reintegration into industrial labour market;
- promoting and reinforcement of the contribution of training to the process of innovation, seeking for competitiveness and entrepreneurship, as it has a transnational network of partners with the required capability to do it;
- promoting transparency of qualifications and competences in technological areas such as adhesive bonding, plastic joining and laser welding, by valuing and developing training and qualification courses mutually recognised in European countries. To achieve it, an updated course guideline, for all the previous mentioned welding processes, will be developed by the project partner's network. This will also provide a sustainable approach to industry sectors demands as will facilitate individual pathways of self accomplishment.
- promoting training systems who don’t allow the duplication, according to each national regulations, of already achieved qualifications, when acting in another EU country. This qualification activity has the same orientation as those of the EN standards: harmonisation of technical requirements and here the next step meening the implementation of those requirements in industry by harmonised training and qualification systems who have as main referencial the EN norms.