Title NanoSkills : Training new skills for the new jobs in nanotechnologies
Project Number 510591-LLP-1-2010-FR-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text The project brings together VET providers, higher education (HE) institutions, SMEs, professional organisations to assess future skills needs and promote business input into course design, as stated in the "New Skills for New Jobs" initiative and to develop special courses for upgrading knowledge in the sector of nanoelectronics technologies.
Summary The NanoSkills project is intended to support the development of sectoral qualifications system and frameworks by definition of qualifications of engineers and technicians in nanotechnologies in terms of learning outcomes to promote transparency and recognition of vocational education and training.
Description Through job analysis the necessary knowledge, skills and competences in nanotechnology engineering will be defined. For the learning outcomes defined minimum six courses for the new skills in nanotechnology training will be developed. Each course will be designed by the best laboratory/department in the field which dispose with the necessary infrastructure and facilities for practical work. There will be e-learning courses and m-learning performance support modules. Credits for each learning outcome unit will be determined and specific tests for measuring knowledge and skills will be designed and tested for recognition of formal and non-formal learning.
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
material for open learning
open and distance learning
The result of the project will be available as free online courses. They will be accessible through project WEB site: http://www.nanoskills.org and or http://www.nanoskills.eu.
A set of tests will allow the users to validate their knowledge after the self-training on the WEB.