European Quality Assurance in VET towards new Eco Skills and Environmentally Sustainable Economy

Project title: European Quality Assurance in VET towards new Eco Skills and Environmentally Sustainable Economy

Project acronym: EQVET-US

Project duration: 36 months

Project summary:                                                                                                                     

Context/Background

A conclusion of the EQAVET Secretariat report on 2013 is that there seems to be room for improvement in supporting VET providers: a) identify areas for improvement to quality assurance and implement quality assurance systems in line with the EQAVET Recommendation; and b) introduce or develop self-evaluation systems.

Quality is a requirement to generate confidence in the qualifications. In order to establish and implement quality systems in the area of sustainable development, under the EQAVET framework, VET providers need to have an updated and innovative framework and practice set consisting in detailed documentation like: guides, self-diagnostic tools, good practices, strategies for implementation, etc. Also they need to determine the Return of Investment in VET programs, which means efficiency of the program as a quality indicator of the VET provider.

Objectives

• to conduct a comparative analysis between QUALECO model and EQAVET reference framework;

• to develop the innovative EQVET-US framework and practice set under the EQAVET framework;

• to develop the innovative four levels extensive evaluation model for scalable Eco skills  and sustainable training evaluation of trainees participating in VET programs as a tool to assess and validate the Return of Investment in VET programs;

• to implement EQVET-US products in partner organisations;

• to train: (i) partners in QUALECO methodology;  (ii) VET providers in the new developed EQVET-US framework, practice set and evaluation methodology in each partner country;

• National and European dissemination on EQVET-US products.

Activities 

EQVET-US project is scheduled to run for 36 months, with the the following groups of activities:

- Comparative Analysis: EQAVET vs. QUALECO;

- Mediation Capacity Building on QUALECO;

- Development of the EQVET-US framework and practice set;

- Development of EQVET-US recommendation guide for framework and practice set;

- Development of the methodology for scalable Eco skills and sustainable training evaluation;

- Development of the EQVET-US recommendation guide for scalable Eco skills and  sustainable training evaluation ;

- EQVET-US framework and practice set implementation, testing and dissemination;

- EQVET-US methodology for scalable Eco skills and sustainable training evaluation  implementation, testing and dissemination

- Project management and implementation comprising quality assurance and evaluation, exploitation and sustainability, marketing and dissemination.

Results

Main results developed under the project EQVET-US are:

• Report on comparative analysis between EQAVET and QUALECO models;

• Strategy, working methodology and action plan for capacity building;

• EQVET-US framework, practice set and recommendation guide on sustainable development;

• EQVET-US methodology and recommendation guide for scalable Eco skills and sustainable training evaluation;

• EQVET-US recommendation guide to boost the transferability;

• Several marketing/dissemination and exploitation/valorisation initiatives and outcomes.

Project partners:

Universitatea Petru Maior din Targu Mures, Romania

Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Portugal

Best  Institut fur Berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GMBH, Austria

Colegiul Economic Transilvania, Romania

Europäischer Verband beruflicher Bildungsträger e.V. EVBB, Germany

European Center for Quality Ltd, Bulgaria

IDEProjet, France

Leaflet EqVET-US

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