Title PRO@: USING THE "EQF AND ECVET PRINCIPLES” TO OPEN NEW QUALIFICATIONS WAYS INTO SHIPBUILDING SECTOR
Project Number 2011-1-ES1-LEO05-36433
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text With “ PROA” project we favoured the mobility among the EU states of the workers of shipbuildindg sector using and encouraging the EQF and ECVET instruments, increasing their competences and productivity.
The sector of Shipbuilding and Repair in the EU is undergoing a situation of deep crisis, an irreversible loss of jobs and the announcement of new redundancies. The sector is facing important challenges in a dynamic, complex and uncertain context: the competition of third countries, investments on R&D to keep the competitive advantages and increasing demand of qualified and polyvalent professionals (still unsatisfied). At present, it employs 298,000 people, mainly qualified professionals.
Having qualified manpower is essential to meet these challenges. Among VET priorities for 2020 have use systematically the European EQF, ECVET and Europass transparency instruments to favour the mobility among the States. The development and recognition of what people know, understand and know how to do is essential to favour this challenge and help satisfying the offer and demand needs in the European Labour market. It is worth promoting and improving the transference, recognition and accumulation of the people's learning results in formal, not formal and informal contexts.
PRO@: USING THE "EQF AND ECVET PRINCIPLES” TO OPEN NEW QUALIFICATIONS WAYS INTO SHIPBUILDING SECTOR is aimed at contributing to the "European learning space" from a sectoral approach, with enlarged transnational cooperation and cooperation between the vocational training and the labour world, with the participation of all the groups of interest.
PRO@ improved the transference and recognition of the learning and qualifications results through a contribution valorising the common European tools (EQF, ECVET, Europass and European CV) and transferring the methods experienced in previous Leonardo projects (Metalcert. Transnational Device to certify key competences in the metal sector. ES/06/B/F/PP-149430).
PRO@ has aimed at developing and experiencing an european device to favour the transference, recognition and capitalisation of the learning results of the workers in the "ship building and repairing sector" acquired in different contexts. A device incorporating the gender dimension, whose credibility lies on the particpation and agreement of all the groups of interest and whose legitimacy lies on the implementation of EQF and ECVET principles.
Results and products:
European Consortium for the Development of Qualifications in the Sector.
Sector cartography of key processes and competences.
Design of the relevant professional qualifications.
Use of ECVET system to award these qualifications with ECVET quality label.
Experiencing it to implement it with mobility and exchange performances.
A Device, in electronic format, enabling the interpretation and understanding of the qualifications and their capitalisation.
PRO@ used and promoted the European transparency instruments (EQF, ECVET and Europass), valorised methods experienced in previous projects (METALCERT) to favour the mobility among the States, increase the competence and productivity in the "ship building and repair" sector.
PRO@ defines all its activities with a "bottom up" approach, from the companies and their workers to the qualification systems and competent organisations. It involved the group of stakeholders with a reinforced participation of "advanced users" to ensure the usefulness of the products and prevent their quick expirity date and obsolescence.
PRO@ regarded two kinds of processes: the management processes, describing, organising and completing the project work (work packages 1, 8 and 9); and the processes focused on the product, specifying and creating the project product, defined by the cycle of life of the project (work packages 2 to 7).
METHODOLOGY AND ACTIVITIES RELATED WITH THE PROJECT MANAGMENT PROCESSES.
We used PMBok technology and the tools integrated in this PMI methodology to ensure the compliance with the project in its different versions: scope- length - budget - risks and resources. WP1 was aimed at an efficient and integrated managment of all the processes of the project in its different stages: start - planning - execution - monitoring - closure and inside each stage. In this regard, different organs were created: group ones (as the pilot team, the quality and valorisation team) and uni-personal (coordination, mainstreaming). The different organs met the principles of competence, task distribution, transparency , equality of opportunities and search for agreement.
WP8, in order to ensure excellence in all the processes of management and of product/result, as well as their integration, PRO@ decided to use the management excellence EFQM principles: leadership and coherence of objectives, management by processes, development and involvement of the people, learning and innovation, focus on client and results; and alliances and social responsibility. This WP had transversal character and establishes the quality planning activities, and those to ensure survey/monitor and to fit.
WP9 was aimed at ensuring communication with the involvement of all the stakeholders: qualifications organisations and bodies, 298,000 employees at present and 9,000 companies. We described the processes to generate, collect, diseseminate and deliver the information suitably and on time: planning the communciations, distributing information, reports on performance and closure.
METHODOLOGY AND ACTIVITIES REGARDING THE PROCESSES FOCUSED ON PRODUCT/RESULT. LIVING CYCLE OF THE PROJECT.
WP2. Answered to the need to plan the activities carried out along PRO@ living cycle and to achieve the project. Although it was a clearly "programming" stage, the planning basing on the deliverables of the previous stage was a constant in PRO@'s live. We started the organisational structure of the project and to approve the performance plans and programs. Communication with the stakeholders was a key for this stage to achieve their involvement.
WP3. Preparing ECVET grounds needs having some information on the different trends that influenced the sector and their incidence on processes, activities and, consequently, on the competences, knowledge and skills for an excellent professional performance. METALCERT methodology and using "open innovation" tools helped us reach the expected results.
WP4. This WP was critical. Here, we selected the central jobs in the sector activity and designed the professional qualifications required by the sector companies in terms of learning outcomes, with the assignation of ECVET marks, basing on the technical specifications of ECVET system. METALCERT technology, experienced from 2006 to 2008, as well as ECVET guidelines and the results of ECVET projects (ex. project VQTS II) were used in this stage.
WP5. Comparing and establishing equivalences between the shipbuilding qualifications at national and Euroean level was the objective of this stage, which allowed checking the possibility of this device to be transferred to the NVQ national realities.
WP6. We checked the reliability and validity of PRO@ device through experiences of practical use in companies and with workers from all the partner countries.
WP7. In this stage, we tuned the electronic device and disseminated the results to all the organisations involved in the project.
Recognition, transparency, certification
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program or curricula
transparency and certification
DEVICE TO FAVOUR THE RECOGNITION AND TRANSFERENCE OF KEY LEARNING RESULTS IN THE SHIP BUILDING AND REPAIR SECTOR.
Language versions: English, Lithuanian, French, Spanish, Finland.
Developed in html language, the structure of the device was based on the following elements:
1) Home screen with access in the different languages of the partnership.
2) Introduction and contact data.
3) Basic information on the device (objectives, target group, criteria, diagram of performance...)
4) Access to the different reports elaborated in the project framework.
5) Converter to make the equivalences between NVQs and ECVET
6) Learning memorandum pattern.