In this section you can find all activities connected to the dissemination and exploitation of the Skillsup results. These include all kind of dissemination materials, presentations and pictures done during the workshops, national and international seminars and other project-related events.
First Partnership's Workshops
The kick-off meeting was held in Radom between 2nd and 3rd of February 2011. It was organised and coordinated by the Institute for Sustainable Technologies - National Research Institute. The meeting was attended by representatives of all the project partners. ITeE-PIB as the Coordinator presented the aims of the project, its objectives, tasks and schedule of activities' implementation.
The second working meeting was organized by Universitatea Dunarea de Jos Galati (UDJG) in Sinaia, Romania between 14th and 17th of September 2011. During this two day meeting, project partners had the opportunity to exchange ideas on development of structure of the e-packages. There was also a discussion about the design for educational pages included in on-line and off-line IT platform.
Third working meeting was held in Pasian di Prato (UD), Italy between 16th and 17th May 2012. The workshop was prepared by ENAIP in cooperation with the training centre for building constructions CEFS in Udine.
The most important issue of the two-day workshop was to familiarize the partners with prepared educational e-package for the module ”Technology of Interior Drywall Systems” adapted to the e-platform in on-line and off-line versions. The responsible partner presented the state of work development. All partners were able to review and discuss the content of the designed innovative e-packages.
The partners also discussed the issues related with the outcomes of the project, such as project website or translation of the “Monitoring and Evaluation System of Employees’ competencies” for the needs of pilot implementation of e-package.
The coordinator presented the procedural solutions of validation and certification of competencies with the use of ECVET recommendation with the use of ECVET unit descriptions applied in the SkillsUp project for the following units:
The final project meeting of the Skillsup project was held on 6th December 2012 at the Institute for Sustainable Technologies - National Research Institute in Radom, Poland. Participants of all partners institutions took part in the meeting. Partners summarised the project results achieved so far, discussed the piloting phase and presented their conclusions. Strong impact was also put on dissemination activities and on dissemination seminars, one of the results of the project. Moreover, partners discussed the process of preparing the final report.
The final International Conference presented the results of the SkillsUp Project took place on 7th December 2012. It was organized by Institute for Sustainable Technologies-National Research Institute in Radom. Almost 120 people participated in the conference. Among invited guests, there were representatives of local educational authorities of City Hall and Education Offices from different cities of Poland, members of The State Committee for Scientific Research by the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology. Within invited quests were headmasters and teachers from many Polish educational institutions and Vocational Schools including Schools Complex, gymnasia (lower secondary schools) and post-gymnasium schools, Practical Training Centres, Continuing Education Centres, Public Accredited Teacher Training Institutions, Voluntary Labour Corps, Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology, Kazimierz Pułaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Vocational Training Institutions / Centres, The Institute of Vocational Competence Certificate VCC conducted by Humaneo. The conference was also attended by representatives of the construction industry such as Polish Gypsum Association. Among invited guests was also the director of the District Labour Office (Radom), as well as employers, students, teachers, and students of vocational schools in Poland and the low-skilled who are the main beneficiaries of the Skillsup project.
The aim of the conference was the presentation of the Skillsup project results and their practical use in vocational education and training. During the conference was presented the e-platform, on which were placed educational packages adapted to e-learning technology. The educational e-packages developed in the SkillsUp Project is a tool supporting development of competences within the framework of the modular training program “Technology of Interior Drywall Systems” intended in particular for education and training of low-skilled people in nonformal and informal learning systems. The educational e-package has been developed in four languages – English, Polish, Romanian and Italian - with the use of products transferred in the SkillsUp Project: modular training program and educational packages in the form of handbooks for both students and teachers which together make up methodological underpinnings of the training offered in the job of “Drywall System Fitter”. There were also presented procedural solutions including validation and certification of competencies using ECVET principles used in the project SkillsUp for four units of learning outcomes, which are the same as modular units: identification of materials used in drywall systems, installation of walls, installation of wall coverings, installation of suspended ceilings. Participants received a modular curriculum and educational packages in the electronic version, which support education and training for the use of drywall systems interiors.