MICA Mechanical Industrial Collaborative Assignments
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Aug 31, 2018
MICA- Mechanical Industrial Collaborative Assignments is a project (2015-2018) focusing on the effective short term student workshops with close relation to local companies in Finland, Germany, Spain (Catalanya), Portugal, Poland and the Czech republic. During the project participating VET organisations design a common workshop curricula model and implement it through country-based curriculum and guidebook focused on sharing the practices with VET teachers and trainers. Local industrial workshop curriculum will be constructed according to the company needs, focus on future technical and lifelong learning skills.
Curricula testing is done during country-based international workshops (14 days) and assessment is done with local companies, participating students and monitoring international teachers. There will be six workshops realized during the project and totally 60 technical VET students (with 12 hosting countries' students) will participate in the workshops. These students are selected mainly in the advanced level of studies and are able to manage demanding workshop tasks in the company environments. During the project totally 30 international technical VET teachers participate on monitoring/teaching, evaluation and peer-learning during workshop realizations (5 days).
The aim of the project is to create a sustainable technical workshop model with curriculum and local recommendations within the network and also spread this curriculum and working model to other VET sectors. Modern technical VET elements, knowledge and information sharing is essential for the sustainable industrial development and constant modernisation of curricula.
MICA is planned according to the process-testing in Leonardo partnership project IPAN - International Production Automation Network (2012-2014) where the process model was created and tested in 4 international workshops. Close company cooperation and use of modern machinery, new technologies and sharing of innovation is on the main focus of the project. Project aims to promote European industry's knowledge-intensive role in the world and increase the skills and competence of future industrial workers.
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