Erasmus+ partnerschapsproject “Online Vocational Education and Training Platform” (eVET)

Van 24 tot en met 26 januari 2018 heeft in Istanbul de kick-off meeting plaatsgevonden van het Ersamus+ partnerschapsproject eVET. Dit project heeft als doel het bouwen van een online platform om jongeren in hun beroepsopleiding te stimuleren en te motiveren om een deel van hun opleiding in het buitenland te realiseren.
Dit project is aangevraagd en wordt gecoördineerd door het bestuur van de regio Istanbul (Governorship of Instanbul GOI).
Partners in dit project zijn:
• Bogazizi Universitesi, Istanbul Turkije
• Universita Degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi-Telematica, Roma Italië
• Ortakoy Zubeyde Hanim Mesleki ve Technik Anadolu Lisesi, Istanbul Turkije
• Euregio-Berufsbildung e.V. (EB e.V.) Euregio Maas-Rijn
Zie voor meer informatie de samenvatting van het project.

SUMMARY Erasmus+ Partnership Project

Education and training help foster knowledge-based economic growth, enhance productivity, contribute to people’s personal and social development, and reduce social inequalities. (Council 2009).Therefore, efficient investment in human capital through education and training systems is not a choice anymore. It is an essential component of the EU in increasing the employment rate of the population aged 20-64 from the current 69% to at least 75%. (EU 2020). The success of Europe’s strategy for 2020 depends on enhancing labour supply, skills and competences that promote productivity and employability (Decisions 2015). Acquiring right skills of the jobs is a necessity in today’s fast-paced world where competition for employment is intensifying. Because people with low levels of or no qualification are nearly three times more likely to be unemployed than those with high qualifications. Vocational education and training (VET) students need to have diverse vocational skills and competence, complete continuous renewal of competencies enterprises require to find a place in the labor force. Vocational education and training has a great deal of potential for better skills, growth and jobs (Commission 2012).

Erasmus+ is making a major contribution to helping address these key challenges that Europeans are facing. Under the Key Action 1, it provides educational opportunities for organizations to send VET learners to benefit from training, and for staff to receive or give trainings. These trainings lead to boosting their skills and employability. Organizations wanting to take part in these opportunities can apply as an individual vocational education organization. In addition to that, it can also apply as part of a national mobility consortium. A learning mobility activity of individuals (VET learners and staff)