Title Multimedia Training of VET Professionals for Innovation Support in Bio Tech Sector
Project Number 2008-1-BG1-LEO05-00433
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project “Multimedia Training of VET Professionals for Innovation Support in Biotech Sector – VET-InTech" builds a blended learning programme based on the outcomes of the previous InnoSupport project DE/04/B/F/PP-146093. Having highly innovative effect on the economic sector, now its outcomes are transferred into a new sector – biotechnology. Its mission is to upgrade the skills and competences of VET teachers, trainers and tutors by providing continuous professional training and to refocus their VET professional/technical competence in the field of: mastering innovative approaches especially those concerning transfer of innovations, law and intellectual property; develop of new biotechnology enterprises; using marketing in biotechnology. The innovative ICT-based learning material created by the VET-InTech project offers opportunities for changing learning environment, thus improving knowledge and experiences of its users.
The project “Multimedia Training of VET Professionals for Innovation Support in Biotech Sector – VET-InTech” contributes to the development of skills and competences of VET teachers, trainers and tutors by continuous professional development in response to systemic changes, including competence based system. To answer this need the project main aims and objectives build up a blended learning programme grounded on the outcomes of InnoSupport project DE/04/B/F/PP-146093. It is innovative training with high innovative training potential in different sector - Biotechnology. The partnership consists of organizations with different experience: University (Sofia University), Research Center (R&D “Biointech”), SMEs (SYCO-PHARMA Ltd., ATMOS Fair s.n.c.), ICT and consultancy training body (LinK MV).
The innovative training, offered to VET professionals, resulted in the following achievements: assessment of current qualifications of short-term targets; advising and assistance in training choice making; elaboration of collaborative blended learning tool for continuous training in “Innovation Support in Biotech Sector”; formulation of courses objectives, units, credits, planning and performance of testing of training tool; evaluation and effective valorization. The up to date technical – methodological strategy is designed for refreshment of trainees’ skills and ability of short and long term beneficiaries. The project objectives were realized through 5 operational phases. The core training tool operates through e-platform dedicated to the overall learning process and valorization action. The impact envisaged is based on the implementation of project multilanguage outcomes (in BG, CZ, DE, EN, and IT languages) at national educational system. The sustainability of the project outcomes is due to the creation of clusters with relevant national / international projects, media, stakeholders, inclusion of spin-offs into project practices, targeting valorization events and variety of measures for post-project life assurance.
VET-InTech project develops novel approaches and trends in innovation support training for VET professionals in the fast-developing sector of Biotechnology. Implementation of blended learning approach into VET-InTech programme contributes to solve the existing problems in this educational field, acquainting the target audience with the most recent trends and the current status in this learning area. The innovative project concept value influences the process for modernization of the VET education at European and national level. The project main aims are focused on the process of the transfer of innovation and are realized through different project phases, elaborated by whole project consortium. They are outlined as follows:
- To transfer a relevant and innovative multimedia learning programme in the field of biotechnological innovations support, based on the outcomes of “Internet Supported Module - - System for the Innovative Problem Solving Methods (InnoSupport)“ project;
- To select the optimal mix of learning methods, specific content and presentation;
- To provide flexible and transferable learning outcomes based on European Qualification Framework (EQF) principles;
- To create broad multilanguage platform (BG, CZ, DE, EN, IT) for learning of trainers at EU level;
- To implement a learner-centred approach by involving teachers / trainers and tutors in the programme design.
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
transparency and certification
open and distance learning
The main project deliverables are obtained consequently in respect to the project management scheme, valorisation and quality management plan. They are as follows:
- Project management tools
- VET-InTech Internet portal
- e-Learning needs survey and analysis of findings
- Manual for preparation of teaching/training materials in e-version
- VET-InTech multimedia learning tool
- On-line and off-line e-training instructions
- VET-InTech testing tools
- Dissemination materials
- Exploitation of results materials