- Giovanni Cervioni
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TNAM Initiative / project description
- BIT – Business Transfer and Innovation
The project develops a unique training and certification programme combining intercultural communication and online-collaboration aspects at an international level. It is an important extension of existing training and certification approaches (e.g. PMI, IPMA) and enforces the transparency of competencies at a European level. The management of international, virtual projects requires advanced competencies, which have to be acquired by project-managers and project teams, especially in the area of intercultural communication, virtual collaboration, soft-skills, risk-management and project performance measurement. The application of ICT for virtual collaboration is a very important challange in international projects, because the most of the communication and teamwork takes place in a virtual setting. So it gets a key aspect in multilateral projects. The target group of the proposed project are employees in companies and organisations in engineering sector, which already work in national projects, but are assigned to participate in international projects. With the proposed training and certification programme they can upgrade their existing project management skills with the additional competencies needed for managing international, virtual projects. That means that the proposed project does not focus on the training of basic project management skills, because they are established very well in training institutes in Europe. The project concentrates on the engineering sector, because the current demand for international, virtual project-management is very high at the moment as the introduction of this chapter shows. Nevertheless the training and certification programme can be applied to other sectors without essential changes.
- Keywords / TAGS
- Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Coordinator contact details
- Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Poland
Coordinator Region (NUTS code)
- employees in companies and organisations in engineering sector, which already work in national projects, but are assigned to participate in international projects.
- Enterprise and SMEs
- Careers officers
- Administrative and Support Service Activities
- Information and Communication
- Other Service Activities
- Other sectors of adult education
- additional info if needed
- Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
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1. LLP project or related resource
- VET&WORK -Experimentation of school and work alternation paths for teaching development
- A lot of young people cannot find a job as the skills acquired during their school training are not adjusted to the needs and
the abilities requested by companies. To solve this situation it is necessary to take action on school programmes as well as
on the relationship between school and the working world.
THE MAIN AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
a.Promoting cooperation between VET and Labour Market
b.promoting learning environments conducive to learning in the workplace, training courses in enterprises and
apprenticeship pathways as a basis for the development of professional skills consistent with the labour market needs
c.involve actively SMEs and social partners
d.promoting a learning experience for those partner VET stakeholders from where the innovations come from.
e.promoting changes in the curricular school system to encourage young employment.
2. LLP project or related resource
- Studentstarter – From student to entrepreneur by transformation
- Students in the final phase of study establish often a mini−company, alone or with some other students, and in many colleges this initiative is not continued after graduation. Students with proven entrepreneurial characteristics should be stimulated to continue after graduation with the established company. There are difficulties for this group of starters in The Netherlands as well as in other European countries because colleges take care for students and not for started entrepreneurs (after graduating) and support organisations (mainly) support started entrepreneurs (registered by Chamber of Commerce) and not students.
The project aims to bridge this gap by stimulating the co-operation between VET and Business and support organisation(s). The student-entrepreneur needs support concerning administration, marketing, acquisition, knowledge of tax rules, governmental regulations for establishing a commercial enterprise, etc. and the base for this knowledge and some experience has been educated and trained in the last part of the study.
3. LLP project or related resource
- International Student Education
- INSTED is a project for students in secondary agricultural education. Special courses concerning various topics in agriculture and business are offered in 6 countries. Students can apply for a course and visit it together with students from other countries for 3 weeks. A certificate will be awarded after successful completion of the course. The homepage www.inpactproject.eu shows details about and availability of courses. INSTED is a project, where at least 22 students and 2 teachers visit special vocational courses in Norway, Latvia, Denmark and The Netherlands in 2013 and 2014. They apply for participation depending on their special needs, go together with two fellow students to the host country and stay there for three weeks. The courses contain theory lessons, practical training and involvement in companies. The results are evaluated and the participants will be awarded certificates of attendance. The courses are open for secondary students from all over Europe.
4. LLP project or related resource
- International Working Experience of Student As A Student´s Profit For Vocational Education
- ur priorities are:
-to increase quality of vocational training
-to fulfill skills and competence of young people in vocational training
-to learn to work in an international team
-to help them integrate into European work market
-to support personal growth of students, their social skills and to get to know own personality in different situations
-to support communication and language skills of students.
This 4 weeks exchange was realized in March – May 2010, in 2 parts in 2 countries, Poland and Finland.
Outputs of the project:
-increased language skills /improvement in English, basic Finnish, Poland/
-practical skills abroad in the field of mechatronics
– work on CNC machines and lines,electro-pneumatic lines, pneumatic lines, in maitenance workshops: common maitenance and repairing of pneumatic lines
-practical skills abroad in the field of rubber production and engineering
– production of tighting, listing of rubber articles, sand blasting, working with CNC machines, programming of CNC machines
-practical life experiences
-Confirmation – Europass
CB4LLP Action Plan
- Useful ideas
To ensure the sustainability of the transfer of the project results, a community platform will be established by the project team. The aim is to provide an international communication platform, which focuses on international, virtual project management. Interesting project results, news, current and future developments, etc. will help to attract interested people to the subject. A place for virtual interaction (e.g. discussion boards, ask the experts, self-evaluation of competencies,…) will support the target group in managing their projects. The community platform will help to distribute the project results to further countries of the EU and will help to broaden the acceptance of the international certification.
Employees in companies and organisations in engineering sector, which already work in national projects, but are assigned to participate in international projects.
The target group of the proposed project are employees in companies and organisations in engineering sector, which already work in national projects, but are assigned to participate in international projects. With the proposed training and certification programme they can upgrade their existing project management skills with the additional competencies needed for managing international, virtual projects.
The project concentrates on the engineering sector, because the current demand for international, virtual project-management is very high at the moment as the introduction of this chapter shows. Nevertheless the training and certification programme can be applied to other sectors without essential changes.
The international certification programme, which is one of the most important aims in the proposed project, improves the transparency of the necessary competencies at an European level. The assessment processes, which the certification is based on, provide a clear instrument to measure the competencies at different levels (e.g. skills for project-team-members, skills for project-managers,…). The certification can be a basis for the development of an international standard of multilateral, virtual project management.
Email, forums, skype, partner meetings
Website, dissemination activities
- Educational Sector
- Non educational
Brochures translated into all project languages
- Systems for quality monitoring
- Systems to document taken actions
Dissemination reports, exploitation reports, activity reports
CB4LLP Impact analysis
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