Exchange and Training in Renewable Energy Sector

Tourism Training Towards Europe
2 October 2014
Be Yourself Proof Yourself
15 January 2015

Exchange and Training in Renewable Energy Sector

A) CONTEXT

Environmental sustainability, efficient use of energy resources and development and use of renewable energies are European priorities (European Strategy 2020). EC – DG Employment, Social Affaires and Inclusion states that more than 20 million workers in Europe are engaged in activities connected to environmental sustainability; moreover, in the upcoming years the request of Green Jobs will increase. The project contributes to this trend and supports the training mission of Italian VETs, simplifying point of contact between students and Italian and European enterprises of green-economy sector.

B) OBJECTIVES

105 young Italians will qualify their competences with a 2 months training in a sector enterprise in Belgium, Greece, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain.

The project will:

  • transfer participants knowledge for working in the sectors: environmental sustainability, renewable energy production, recycling and green building;
  • fulfil participants gap between hands-on training and future professional/university experience, by offering knowledge, experiential and language tools for continuing a career or university studies;
  • offer participants the chance to be more competitiveness in the labour market, increasing: technical competences, experiential and soft skills;
  • improve participants’ knowledge of foreign languages.

C) NUMBER AND PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS

Italian students (age 18/21) enrolled in VET (EQF Level 2, basic knowledge of the sector) or newly graduated (less than 1 year) (EQF Level 3), residents in Abruzzo, Marche, Toscana and Umbria. Study sections: metalworker, metallurgic, electronics and ICT, electronics and automation, biology, chemistry, environmental biotechnologies, architecture.

D) DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES

Activities are divided into 3 Macro-phases:

1. Mobilities preparation:
2. Transnational training mobilities implementation: 8 weeks
3. Cross-sectional activities

E) METHODOLOGY

Estra will manage the project; Mercury will coordinate. The work plan in the company will be organized according to procedure ECVET. At the end of the two month internship host companies will evaluate the results achieved through examination, which will follow a final evaluation. After receiving the report, students will receive a Certificate Europass Mobility by the National Erasmus +.

F) SHORT DESCRIPTION OF RESULTS

Leaning outcomes will be expressed in terms of knowledge, skills and competences. 105 students, who have carried out at leat 80% of training and have succeeded the final exam, will receive the Europass Mobility Certificate, where LOs will be validated.

G) IMPACT

The project will involve:

  • 14 VET (one VET participantin with 2 setions) in 4 Italian regions (Abruzzo, Marche, Toscana, Umbria);
  • 105 students and/or newly graduated (less than 1 year);
  • 14 transnational partners in 6 European countries (BE, EL, MT, PT, UK, ES);
  • disadvantaged students participation will be enhanced (1 person per VET)

H) LONG TERM BENEFITS

Expected project impact will be: local, regional, national and European:

  • young people employability in Green Economy will be enhanced;
  • environmental sustainability and awareness on renewable energy resources in Italy and Europe will be enhanced, thanks to the creation of European and national networks.

Dissemination plan will enlarge project impact, improving its sustainability and highlighting European added value. It will be coordinated by the partner OpenCom: non-profit organisation, specialised in social communication.