EXE _ European eXpert in Energy

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Giovanni Cervioni
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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

Title

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EXE _ European eXpert in Energy

Description

Description

EXE project plans, regulates and monitors energy use in an organization or facility. His/her aim is to improve energy efficiency by evaluating energy use and implementing new policies for a sustainable development. EXE project wants to promote use of the ECVET system by applying it to the occupation of the European Expert in Energy Management. To reach this goal, the project will produce: 

1. ECVET competence profile of the European EXE
2. The curriculum of a training course for EXE
3. A procedure for the recognition of competence of EXE
4. Guidelines for the accreditation of organizations carrying out Expertise Checkup and training addressed to EXE

Work programme: steps and results 
1. EXE profile development – competence profile 
2. E.training course development – e.training course and creation of the Platform 
3. Development of the expertise check up – methodology for expertise check up
4. Pilot for expertise check up – overall report on pilot 
5. Pilot of the training course – realization of the e.training course addressed to 15 EXE in each country 
6. Development of the quality standards – Guidelines for the application of ECVET to the EXE qualification 
7. Accreditation of EXEs, EXE training and check up providers – guidelines for
accreditation of organizations carryng out the expertise check up and guidelines for accreditation of training providers

 

Keywords / TAGS
Sustainability
Lifelong learning
Ecology
Continuous training

Coordinator contact details

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cbe@cbe.be

Coordinator Country

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Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, Austria, Ireland, Spain, Greece.

Coordinator Region (NUTS code)

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Partners

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Expert in energy management

Theme

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  • Ecology
  • Enterprise and SMEs
  • Labour market
  • Sustainability
  • Others

Target Groups

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  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Teachers
  • Head teachers/principals/managers
  • Other

Type

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  • European Credit Transfer System for VET

Sector

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  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
  • Others

Educational sector

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  • Other sectors of adult education

Year

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additional info if needed

Language

Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
eng
Languages you will look for

Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Ko-Transfer – Transfer of innovative European concepts for training and certification in energy-sav
Hyperlink
    http://ko-transfer.eu/
Comments/Description
    Climate change and solving energy problems in the EU refers also to energy-saving efficient construction and renovation. The increased EU requirements for the construction industry mean a new challenge for construction workers for the education and training systems in European countries.
    The project "KO-Transfer" is meeting this challenge by providing answers to the questions, what consequences this has for the training and which expertise the construction workers in the EU must have. The project partners from 5 EU countries show how the efficient use of energy resources in the construction industry can be anchored through the transfer of innovative teaching and learning tools in the education and training systems. With transparent and transferable instruments and procedures for the exemplary application of competence standards for excellence in education, the project provides Improvement of quality and permeability of European vocational education systems. The objective of "Ko transfer is to achieve an improvement of quality of vocational education for the construction by transfer of innovative practices and standards in systems, institutions and processes of vocational education and training of the EU,.
    The project also aims to strengthen employment opportunities for construction workers and the increasing competitiveness of European SMEs in the field of energy efficient building.
    European cooperation is urgently needed, since the EU freedom of services to construction companies allows cross-border contracts, especially with construction workers of neighbour countries. The focus is therefore on the transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications of European construction workers. The transfer is based on the Leonardo da Vinci pilot project "Umbau & KO" successfully completed in 2007. In "Umbau & KO " we developed a module "energy-saving construction", which includes a uniform structure and levels of competence allocation, enabling cross-border certification.

2. LLP project or related resource

Title
    AQUA-RET 2 – Vocational Training in Marine Renewable Energy Technologies
Hyperlink
    http://www.aquaret.com
Comments/Description
    Aqua-RET2’s aims and objectives were 1) to identify the labour market needs of the marine renewable sector and ancillary businesses on a sectoral and geographical basis 2) to select, adapt and further develop existing material from Aqua-RET to meet identified labour market needs 3) to integrate the new innovative training content into the work place by piloting new training programmes from which outputs were transferred geographically and between sectors to ensure that training is more responsive to changes in labour market needs 4) to facilitate the transfer of skills from ancillary sectors to the marine renewables sector. Aqua-RET 2 aimed to update & further develop its innovative training materials for the marine renewables sector, targeting also new audience and wider geographic locations by: a) identifying new needs of the sector and ancillary businesses, on a sectoral and geographical basis, by means of targeted needs analysis; b) adapting and developing existing material to bridge the gap between competence requirements and labour market needs; c) piloting the resulting new courses in new locations and between sectors; d) creating a innovative mapping tool allowing stakeholders to see the new skills/knowledge/competencies required, and which knowledge gaps the Aqua-RET training can address; and e) developing an assessment system linked to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for the marine renewable energy sector using a learning outcomes approach. The courses are market relevant, geared to anticipate skills needs, an LLL aim and recommended in the Bordeaux Communique (Nov 2008) on VET.

3. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Teaching Energy for Sustainable World
Hyperlink
    http://www.sustener.eu/
Comments/Description
    The purpose of SustEner is to modernize Sustainable Electrical Energy vocational training. Altogether 9 e-learning modules with remote experiments and/or virtual experiments are available within a SustEner portal (http://learning.sustener.eu/). The modules designed for self-learning enable employees/apprentices/trainees and teachers to acquire new professional skills and enhance their job performance. Following modules are available: Solar Electricity – From Solar cell to system, Photovoltaics – Optimization of Operation of Photovoltaic Systems Depending on Operating Conditions, Multivalent Heating Systems, Renewable Energy – Wind energy conversion and control, Drivetrain and combined energy storage system for electric hybrid vehicles, Power management techniques for hybrid electric cars, Power electronics for electric cars, Solar Powered Electric Vehicles, Power control and energy management in DC microgrids , Luminous efficacy of modern light sources. SustEner originates from the recognition of the enormous societal, economic and technological potential of a European sustainable, low-carbon economy, and from the range of scientific and non-technical challenges preventing the realization of this vision. The purpose of SustEner is to modernize sustainable electrical energy vocational training by enhancing existing or establishing new training methods in enterprises and secondary education. Up‐to-date knowledge and educational methods developed in previous projects was brought directly from the educational institutions to industry and VET institutes. Different education resources for sustainable energy education that were developed by the partners were adapted to the needs of new target group and transferred to Czech. Also the she second goal of the project, transfer of technologies for remote and virtual experiments developed during previous projects, was fulfilled. The project team collaborated in the previous Leonardo projects “Interactive and Unified E-Based Education and Training in Electrical Engineering”, where number of interactive modules with animations were prepared. The attained results are unique and of a great pedagogical value. Due to the employed technology the usage in education is extremely flexible. In the project “E-learning Distance Interactive Practical Education“ many distance laboratories were developed.

4. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Renewable Energy for Future Generations
Hyperlink
    http://www.refuge.ekofond.sk
Comments/Description
    EkoFond has initiated a programme for secondary schools to educate students in a new study programme "technician for energy facilities in buildings" (TEFB) which has to fill the gap at the labour market for this type of experts. The project REFUGE is a part of this big project. As a set of new occupations related to renewable energies promotion and production are emerging throughout Europe, there is a need to adapt young generation to this new situation. Project REFUGE project has identified and analysed these new occupations in order to produce job profiles/ standards and develop training curricula for counsellors/ advisors and teachers of VET in energy sector.
    REFUGE project builds on the results of the European project EARTHCARE from where the innovation was transferred. Topic of renewable energy is for various reasons – environmental and economic – of major interest and importance to EU countries. In Slovakia, as well as CZ, the sector of energy is a "green field". Therefore EkoFond has initiated a programme for secondary schools to educate students in a new study programme "technician for energy facilities in buildings" (TEFB) accredited by the SR Ministry of Education, which fills in the gap at the labour market for this type of experts. Its students have access not only to the latest information in the area of power engineering and renewable sources of energy, but also have modernised workshops with innovative technologies at their disposal. The project REFUGE is a part of this big project.

Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

Useful ideas

Stakeholders

Partnerships

Other

Solutions

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External

Educational Sector

Non educational

Equipment

Systems for quality monitoring

Systems to document taken actions

Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

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