Information for Automovet

Insufficient mobility among Vocational Education and Training (VET) students in Europe is defined, in the Bruges Communique, as a problem area, and therefore in focus in the European 2020 strategies in order for EU to educate the workforce better in the future and remain competitive in an ever-more globalised world.

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By using already developed tools based on ECVET, learners can accumulate the required learning outcomes for a given qualification over time, in different countries or in different situations and improve overall credentials. The system also allows the possibility to develop common references for VET qualifications and is fully compatible with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

It is an EU goal to increase VET mobility considerably before 2020, which means that at least 735,000 VET students spend a part of their education in another European country.

The aim of this project will be to increase mobility in the automotive sector by making it easier for teachers and institutions to compare and agree on learning outcome (LO), when VET students participate in international mobility. The aim of the project will be achieved by transferring innovative outcome from Leonardo da Vinci projects MOVET and MOVET II, through the following objectives:

  • Development of a competence matrix and a taxonomy table based on ECVET and adjusting them to the automobile sector
  • One module per partner (individual choice of module decided on in the kick-off meeting).
  • Competence matrix and taxonomy table which will be applied to the developed modules.
  • Memorandum of understanding and a format for learning agreement will be prepared.
  • “Mobility process guide” for teachers and VET schools.
  • Student, teacher, school board and company evaluation (small analysis with results of pilot process).
  • Project website.

The project consortium consists of seven project partners where all the receivers of innovation have participated in the LdV project Automobility (2010–2012). This project is still active and this transfer of innovation is thought of as a further improvement of the project and adding another dimension to this already sustainable project.

By implementing the above objectives, the aims will be achieved, and the outcome will be increased mobility among VET students through better transparency in Europe in the automotive sector. The automotive sector is particular relevant on which to implement the tools, because of the easy-to-compare technologies and the fact that the end products (car brands) all over Europe are the same. The project results will be capable of reaching out to more and more institutions in EU simply by using ECVET as a tool to do so.

The project results will, in the first project year, mainly impact the organisations involved, as well as students and teachers in the automotive sector and administrative personnel working with mobility.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.