Innovative vocational education and training in Eastern Wielkopolska in the context of energy transition
The project ”Innovative vocational education and training in Eastern Wielkopolska in the context of energy transition” aims at preparing the territorial self-government units of the Eastern Wielkopolska Region (Poland) to face the challenges of changing economic structure as a result of the energy transformation, which requires, among others, adjusting the offer and infrastructure of VET to the needs of the changing labour market. A large percentage of students is perceived as unprepared for entry into the labour market in the context of VET qualifications (practical and soft skills) and development of career guidance.
It is necessary to develop inclusive education characterized by good quality training and lifelong learning in order to maintain and acquire skills allowing to fully participate in social life and effectively cope with changes in the labour market. The development of a quality culture in the education sector, including internal quality assurance systems, will be achieved by ensuring the quality of the developed assurance procedures to ensure the standards of the offered programmes and their outcomes and of the VET training aimed at meeting future demand for specific skills. High quality education and care of youth is fundamental for success in terms of both education, welfare, employability and social inclusion. This is especially important for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.It is an effective investment
in VET education. Good vocational training will contribute to obtaining employment, higher earnings or better access to better education, thus improving the well-being of young people.
The project beneficiaries will be entrepreneurs and institutions in the field of education and economy interested in the development and implemention of the strategy (over 210 participants). Directly and indirectly affected by the project will be the inhabitants of the region, who will benefit from the effects of the project during the process of planning and realisation of education and vocational paths.
Main goal: Preparation of local government units (authorities running VET and other stakeholders) to take up the challenges of changing the economic structure as a result of energetic transformation.
- diagnosis of resources, potential and needs of the VET sector
- developing the basis for the implementation of strategic VET management in Eastern Wielkopolska
- increasing the knowledge of local VET stakeholders on the implementation of programs and development strategies in the VET sector-definition, dissemination and implementation of cooperation instruments and good practices concerning cooperation between employers and VET institutions
- institutional development and internationalization of partners;
- strengthening cooperation between the donor countries and Poland
- promotion of VET as a priority choice of education path among young people and local society.
The strategy developed as part of the project will allow local governments and other stakeholders to be prepared for the challenges associated with changing economic structure of the region (shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources and hydrogen), new needs of employers in terms of preparing future employees and the need to adjust the direction and quality of VET.
The project assumes:
- conducting a needs diagnosis and verification of the content of the tools to be developed.
- development of the local VET strategy
- monography that will include good practices essential for the implementation of the developed strategy.
IO1 - Diagnosis of vocational education and training in Eastern Wielkopolska region in the context of energy transition
IO2 - Vocational education and training strategy in the context of energy transformation of Eastern Wielkopolska region
IO3 - Good practices in innovative vocational education and training in the context of transformation of Eastern Wielkopolska region. Instruments of cooperation between schools and employers in the scope of dual and vocational education from Norway and Poland - scientific monograph