Title CHEMLAB2 - European apprenticeship training for chemical laboratory technician
Project Number DE/11/LLP-LdV/TOI/147 435
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
Marketing Text Le projet CHEMLAB contribue à une amélioration substantielle des systèmes nationaux VET. Les secteurs industriels concernés profitent ainsi de jeunes techniciens motivés issus de filières non académiques et présentant une grande expérience analytique pour un marché spécifique. Par conséquent, ceci garantit des normes de qualité élevées pour les produits distribués sur le marché unique européen et pour le commerce extérieur. Ce projet facilite et assure l’implémentation de réglementations de l'UE et de lignes directrices telles que les exigences de sécurité environnementale et alimentaire (par exemple orientation sur l'application des articles 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 et 20 du règlement (CE) N ° 178 / 2002 sur le droit alimentaire général - Conclusions du Comité permanent de la chaîne alimentaire et santé animale).
The CHEMLAB Transfer-of-Innovation project aimed at providing and fostering a "European Quality Standard in Analytical Vocational Education" for young apprentices in non-academic chemical training on-the-job. To that effect, an innovative VET-concept was developed based on a combined integrative
approach of theoretical education and market-orientated training close to practice on analytical strategies and up-to-date methods of handling instrumental-technical, industrial or RTD challenges with special regard to chromatography and mass spectrometry. As to the fields of application, the envisaged VET
programme particularly was focused on chemical, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetical and environmental industry requirements. For this purpose, a Central Laboratory for Instrumental Analysis (called AsiA, i.e. 'Ausbildungsstätte für instrumentelle Analytik') was installed at the Technische Universität München (Germany) to coach non-academic, in-firm trainees both in theoretical and practical chemical analytical techniques. Similar institutions are available in the partner countries Georgia (Tbilisii), Greece (Thessaloniki), Poland (Poznan) and Turkey (Istanbul). This multinational approach started in year 2009 with a partnership of institutions from the five EU member states and associated countries and was realized in close reference to the dual VET-system in Germany as a paradigm suitable to be adapted beyond.
The partnership characterized by a wide range of natural sciences educational levels still gains experience as to the demands, pre-conditions and chances of providing a flexible, transferable and innovative high quality VET concept for technical specialists in the relevant industry sectors throughout Europe. In the year 2011 the installation and establishment phase of CHEMLAB VET started as well as new educational modules intergrated in that education.
However, each of the aforementioned objectives has its specific impact:
1. The CHEMLAB-VET concept strived for accelerating up-to-date knowledge and technology transfer from RND institutions and higher education establishments into the national VET systems and to companies, thus boosting innovation and competitiveness.
2. The apprenticeship training closely combined theoretical-educational contents with practical demands as tailored for this field of profession.
3. The participating laboratories were developed as a state-of-the-art flagship institution figuring as a future model for similar VET institutions (realizing ECVET modules) throughout Europe operating close to practice.
4. The general transparency of the CHEMLAB concept facilitates its transferability to other VET relevant technical occupational fields in the industrial sector.
5. Certification and validation ensured the Europe-wide comparability of qualifications and facilitates standardisation.
6. Facilitating intra-European mobility of skilled technicians, especially between different partner countries, companies and institutions: The apprenticeship training was highly applicable to meet the general EU efforts on mobilizing services, skills, knowledge and people throughout Europe.
By this means, the CHEMLAB approach is highly capable to meet the overall EU objectives of
improving the quality and effectiveness of education and training systems and facilitating access to education and training systems. In this way, CHEMLAB was committed to the wider EU VET strategy as defined in the papers "An updated strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training" and "Delivering lifelong learning for knowledge, creativity and innovation".
Marché du travail
Formation tout au long de la vie
Validation, transparence, certification
Formation ouverte et à distance
Production et Distribution d`Eau; Assainissement, Gestion des Déchets et Dépollution
Activités Spécialisées, Scientifiques Et Techniques
Hébergement et Restauration
Agriculture, Sylviculture et Pêche
Transparence et certification
Matériel pour l'enseignement
Enseignement à distance
Description de nouveaux métiers
Product information For detailed product information one is referred to the EU CHEMLAB homepage.