Title Competence Based Training for VET Professionals in Clean Environment - COMBAT
Project Number 2009-1BG1-LEO05-01655
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project “Competence-based training for VET professionals in clean environment – COMBAT” meets the key target for transfer of innovation for building of competence to support the sustainable development of the European economy and job market. Experts in education and industry argue that the training, provided in many European countries, and the qualifications of VET trainers and tutors in the field of Waste Management and Recycling / Reuse need considerable upgrade and update. Moreover, the quality of education and professional skills is an important factor in the European knowledge society. Thus, the COMBAT project major task to improve the VET trainers' competence is best welcomed, especially in the context of links between theory and practice by providing competence-based learning approach.
The project “Competence-based training for VET professionals in clean environment - COMBAT” goals enhancement the quality of education and professional development of VET teachers/trainers, recognized as inherently important issues for the creation of EU knowledge-based society. Considering the needs of VET professionals, its main aim is to improve the quality of their competence and skills, by offering a new multilingual technology for learning, using on-line / off-line services.
The COMBAT project proposes a competence-based e-learning system, structured as learning outcomes, assessed through ECVET principles, envisaged for ex-post accreditation and quality enhancement of VET education system at National/European level. Its specific aims are focused on: transferring the innovative WASTE-TRAIN learning program in the field of waste recycling/reuse; build-up of structured model in respect to EQF reference levels; selection of mix of learning methods and specific content and set up of multilanguage e-platform. In order to facilitate the process for incorporation of South East EU countries in the innovative VET professionals’ education, the COMBAT consortium includes 5 partners from BG, TR, SL, SI and is composed by Universities, R&D centers and SME.
Description The COMBAT project offers new strategy and content for training of teachers/trainers and tutors in Waste Management and Recycling/Reuse sector and strongly impact the vocational training system and practices in national scale trough: introduction of innovative approach in structuring the learning programme, implementation of IT based tools for education of VET professionals at sectoral level, use of formal/non-formal training approach with the goal to improve the quality of qualifications and competences of VET professionals, and transfer of innovative training content to increase the proficiency of specialists in the target and related sectors. The specific structural organisation of the programme is designed to fit the requirements of VET system and EQF, comprising the obligatory elements of Learning Outcomes description: knowledge, skills and wider competence. This set of elements is organised in a way that can be assessed and validated. The assessment is performed through application of specifically elaborated self-assessment tests designed purposefully for each LO element (knowledge, skills or wider competence). Thus the COMBAT project introduced the best practice in vocational education and training, and assisted in increasing the transparency and transferability of competence acquired.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
description of new occupation profiles
transparency and certification
material for open learning
open and distance learning
The COMBAT concrete results are produced on the basis of the different background and broad experience of all project partners. They are designed in a way to create a broad interactive e-platform, representing a structured knowledge based model for innovative qualifications design of teachers, trainers, based on EQF and EQARF principles, as well as to innovative content, e.g. waste management and recycling/reuse. The main project deliverables are obtained consequently in respect to the project activity plan, valorisation and quality management plan. They are as follows:
- Guidance materials to the new competence based learning approach and methodology
- e-Learning in COMBAT
- COMBAT Qualifications Descriptions
- COMBAT Competence Portfolio
- COMBAT new curricula
- COMBAT Testing Sessions and Certification
- COMBAT Workshops and a Conference