Title Plastic Processing Education
Project Number 2011-1-IS1-LEO05-01261
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The main aim of the PPE project is to provide basic and continuing vocational education in plastic for the first time in Iceland to comply with the needs of the working life for skills and competence in the plastic industry in Iceland. To start with, the beneficiaries will be workers in the plastic industry, but the aim is to develop a curriculum of basic vocational education in VET for young people. The very nature of the project i.e. a whole new field of study within VET in Iceland addresses another task to undertake. As there is a limited number of firms with qualified instructors in Iceland, students will have to seek practical training outside Iceland, at least for the first few years until a sufficient number of skilled master craftsmen have completed their studies and returned to work. Another aim is to establish a cooperation between Salpaus Further Education, Den jydske Haadværkerskole, the Innovation Centre of Iceland and Fjölbrautaskóli Norðurlands vestra.
In Iceland there are about 50 firms operating within the plastic industry, but there is no formal educational framework in plastics and therefore no educational opportunities in the field except for an occasional course for workers in the industry. The aim of this project is to establish a formal educational framework in the field of plastics/fibres at FNV in Iceland under guidance from Den Jydske Haandvækerskole in Denmark and Salpaus Further Education in Finland.
The Nordic partners consortium facilitates for efficient transfer of innovation, cost efficiency and mindset for Nordic cooperation in industrial education in a larger scale.
The project will be implemented during 15.9.2011 - 13.09.2013 in 6 working packages that are leading to 26 specific outcomes and results, such as background needs analyses of all relevant interest groups, promotion plan for plastics education and industry, educational framework for new curriculum and courses in Iceland, learning materials, teacher training, investment plan of equipment and accreditation of PPE programme in Iceland in the European Qualifications Framework and Ecvet (European Credit Transfer). The consortium consists of Fjölbrautaskóli Nordurlands vestra (Saudarkorkur Comprehensive College) in Iceland, Den Jydske Haandværkerskole in Denmark and Salpaus Further Education in Finland along with Nýsköpunarmiðstöð Íslands (Innovation Centre Iceland) and three ineligible partners who are all industries operating within the plastic sector. The municipality of Skagafjordur is a beneficiary and it also supports and cooperates with the PPE TOI consortium. The Nordic partners consortium facilitates for efficient transfer of innovation, cost efficiency and mindset for Nordic cooperation in industrial education in a larger scale.
FNV being the main beneficiary of this project, both foreign partners DJH and SFE will benefit from new cooperation opportunities in Nordic educational network of student & staff exchanges and pedagogical development, and strengthening the regional profile of Norden as competence and innovation intensive area.
Description The PPE prjoject is about establishing a formal educational framework for plastic processing education in Iceland based on a transfer of innovation from Denmark and Finland. The project is based on cooperation between Fjölbrautaskól Norðurlands vestra on the one hand and the Innovation Centre of Iceland, Salpaus Furher Education in Finland and Den jydske Haandværkerskole in Denmark.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
program or curricula
description of new occupation profiles
transparency and certification
Product information The aim of the project is to write and implement a curriculum in plastic processing education. This curriculum should covers both individual courses for active workers in the field and an integral curriculum leading to a journeyman´s examination in certain fields of plastic processing based on the results of a requirements analysis among plastic firms in Iceland.