TARGET GROUP: Teachers and instructors in Vocational Education and Training working with battery education
FUNDING: KA220-VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training
PARTNERS: Vamia Vocational College/City of Vaasa – Finland (coordinator), Skellefteå Kommun – Sweden, Fagskulen Vestland – Norway, ATEC Training Academy – Portugal, Technical university of Ostrava -Czech Republic
The consortium: The project consortium consists of 5 partner organizations from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Portugal and Czech Republic. The project is a spinoff of the Erasmus Project The Alliance for Batteries Technology, Training and Skills (ALBATTS). The aim is to make some of the results of the Albatts project sustainable by providing Erasmus courses for the battery industry. All partners in this project are also partners of the Albatts project.
The objectives: The emerging battery industry is going to need a large workforce. Over 70% of the workers are blue- collar workers. Initial training, re-skilling and up-skilling is need as well as qualified teachers and trainers. With this project we want to capacitate VET teachers around Europe with state-of-art battery skills and networks enhancing VET providers´ability to provide quality training for the battery sector. This project builds on needs found in the Erasmus+ project ALBATTS.
The implementation: 5 international thematic training courses for VET teachers within the battery sector are created and piloted. They consist of an on-line part and a 3-day contact learning event. The learning events are thematic and are taking place in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Portugal and Czech Republic. Each course is planned and carried out according to Quality standards for Erasmus+ courses under Key Action1 (learning mobility of individual learners). Digital badges are developed for each course to facilitate recognition.
The project outcomes: By creating high quality state-of art courses that are eligible for Erasmus+ Key Action 1(learning mobility of individuals) funding we can ensure an increased number of teachers with battery skills and networks around Europe. They can provide quality state-of art training for students that will answer to the workforce needs of the emerging battery sector, thus facilitating the green transition in Europe. The project is expected to increase interest for the battery industry among VET teachers