The Erasmus+ KA3 project Smart Development of HVET for Highly Skilled and Mobile Workforce (SHVET) brings together VET and HVET providers, research institutions, national agencies for VET and representatives of SMEs in order to deliver a new joint qualification between Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.
The project’s overall objective is to support the development of highly skilled, qualified and mobile workforce between HR, SI and IT with the contribution to employability and closing skills shortages in companies in the electro-technical/construction sector by high quality HVET qualification delivery.
The specific objective is to deliver a new joint HVET qualification of the Expert in building automation which is in line with employers’ present and future needs, based on work based learning (WBL) and integrating mobility of learners and workers.
The new joint qualification will have its foundations in extensive quantitative and qualitative analysis based on an inclusive process of dialogue and consultation with representatives of HVET, research, employers and policy makers. These will encompass questionnaires and focus groups of employers and analysis of educational, sectorial and strategic background. Employers will take part in workshop about key tasks of the new qualification. This will ensure that the qualification responds to labour market current and future needs. The new qualification profile will be standardised, offer transparency, reliability and quality assurance.
With the joint work of (H)VET, research and qualification authorities in expert working groups, a new joint curriculum will be delivered as the main guidance and manual for implementation of the qualification. The curriculum will have a strong WBL basis with minimum of 30% of practical training. Partners will create e-learning teaching and training materials. Recognition of prior formal, non-formal and informal knowledge will be defined in a designed Guidebook.