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Transfer of innovative VET system in Wind Energy Technologies‏

ORIGINEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has announced that it expects EU wind energy sector to create over 250,000 new jobs in the next decade. In Bulgaria/UK there is high demand for specialists in operation and maintenance in the sector. Official data states that each MW of installed capacity of wind power creates approximately 5 jobs for qualified staff. Thus, the demand for specialists in Wind Energy Technologies (WET) has increased by approximately 1500 people in BG. TrainWind project proposes ICT-based training in WET to response to that demand and to offer target groups opportunity for professional development.TARGET GROUPS1 Employees in wind energy sector, to adapt their abilities to the new WET and complement their professional development2 Young people in their formal training and education stage AIMS AND OBJECTIVES TrainWIND project will transfer and adapt an innovative e-learning platform for training employees in WET. Furthermore:Analyze the needs and create stakeholders’ networks in WETProvide ICT-based training programmes (syllabus and courses) in WETProvide training-oriented actions related to the “delivering a skills base relevant to working life” Train skilled and motivated workers in WETImplement ICT technologies in VET and promote their useUltimately promote the usage of Renewable EnergyCONSORTIUM The partnership includes organizations experienced both in VET and in Wind energy sector: TUV, FEER, Embrace and Syntra West and industry firms ABC WindFarm and APEE, to provide contact and feedbacks from the consumer perspective. There are partners of 4 EU countries leading in WET: BG, ES, UK, BE. All partners have significant experience in transnational cooperation in both scientific and VET oriented project activities. The partners are familiar with each other with previews experience dating 3 years back.OUTCOMESHandbook - Needs Analysis in WET, an aggregated and comparative extract of partner local reportsAdapted, improved and translated courses for VET training in WET based on LLP-TOI project e-WindTechEstablished e-learning platform and software tools with online courses for training and measuring competencies in WETGuidance ‘Vocational Training in WET - Good Practices’, summary of the obtained results, recommendations and future targets Analysis of post evaluation form based on conducted pilot coursesIMPACTIncreasing e-learning capacity of each partnerCreation of local and EU stakeholders’ networks in Wind energy sectorImproved skills and a better access to the “world of work” for target groupsValidation of acquired competencesIncreasing competitiveness of Wind energy sectorTransfer of project experiences and practices between stakeholders in the sectorEmbedding partners’ national qualification structures in transparent EU VET systemInfluence towards the need and benefits of LLPValorization of WET training
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