The Technology Institute, ITAINNOVA, conducted focus group as part of the activities on the 3MVET project

On December, 01, 2017 in Zaragoza, Spain, Aragon Institute of Technology, ITAINNOVA, conducted a focus group for evaluation of the 3MVET Mentors’ Handbook

Itainnova met mentors, engineers and experts in Metalurgy sector, and it was also appreciated, the participation of specialists recruiters supporting mentoring processes.

The meeting started with a review presentation of 3MVET project, and a deep presentation about outputs; specially Mentors´Handbook.

After, there was a debate that proved to be very succesful because there was a great participation from all members. That facilitated the valorization of the Handbook and gave valuable guidance to the Mentor role.

International book contribution for the vocational education from 3MVET project

November, 2017 - Focus Group in the University of Balikesir, Turkey

The Mentor’s Handbook is preparing for the mentors by the 3MVET project partners from Turkey, Bulgaria, Germany and Spain. The handbook is presented to nearly 30 participants whom were mentors and engineers from different companies in Balıkesir. The main goal of the project is improving the quality of vocational education and training in the professional fields of mechanical engineering, metal working and metallurgy.

Centro de Formacion Somorrostro conducted Focus Group

In Spain 20 VET teachers discussed on the 3MVET Teacher’s Handbook

The past 31st of October the Focus Group in which 20 VET teachers discussed on the Teacher’s Handbook the team of the European Project 3MVET has created took place in Durango, Bizkaia.

The aim of this Focus Group was to listen to the advices of the final target of the handbook and to use the experience of these teachers to improve it.

The participants provided the 3MVET team a very useful feedback which will be used in order to improve the contents of the Handbook.

Promoting entrepreneurship

Europe’s economic growth and jobs depend on its ability to support the growth of enterprises.

Entrepreneurship creates new companies, opens up new markets, and nurtures new skills. The most important sources of employment in the EU are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The Commission’s objective is to encourage people to become entrepreneurs and also make it easier for them to set up and grow their businesses.

What is entrepreneurship?

Upcoming event

XXV international scientific technical conference „Foundry 2018“ – 18-20 April 2018, Pleven, Bulgaria

The forthcoming ХХV International scientific – technical conference “Foundry 2018” will be held of the 18-20 April 2018 at “Rostov” hotel in the city of Pleven, Bulgaria. Its aim is to provide a meeting place for scholars from different countries to present their scientific achievements and to discuss the problems of casting production. The conference will provide the opportunity for new acquaintances and friendships, and this leads to the generation of new ideas.

How do the 3MVET countries compare in the new OECD study on education?

One of 3MVET project aims - to improve the transition from school to work

According to the new OECD study Education at a glance, 40 % of German students in tertiary education choose a STEM subject, which gives them excellent opportunities in the labour market. 

Still, the gender gap is large with less than a third of these new entrants being women. Furthermore, the transition from school to work is relatively smooth due to vocational programs for those who don't enter university.

Apprenticeships discussed at Cedefop policy learning forum

Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships took part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki

Cedefop launched the TCRs in 2014 to support cooperation among Member States at European level and to interact with individual countries wishing to develop quality apprenticeships in line with EU policies.

The forum workshops examined apprenticeships’ place in education and training systems, governance, training content and learning outcomes, and participation of, and support to, companies.

Vocational  training in metal sector

Mechanical, Metallica and Metallurgical Engineering are the three emes of the sector 3M, that has to face new challenges, and to do so, needs quality qualification and continuous training for its workers

In the framework of 3MVET project, Itainnova participates in the development and validates the quality of new training materials and didactic guides for this sector.

Intensifying the training of workers is essential to avoid losing competitiveness and achieve the desired European reindustrialization. A scenario in which the metalworking industry is key, since all sectors of the economy use this industry products; technologies, equipment and systems.

The Methodological teacher – education and qualification

A Methodological teacher must have a positive attitude to co-operation and favour teamwork and to be active in the continuance of multi professional education after qualification and graduation

Methodological teachers that work with students of all age groups must develop their education. They are responsible for planning lessons, assigning projects and grading assignments. Educational requirements for teachers depend on the prospective teacher's specialization.

There is a generally widespread consensus among researchers about some of the teaching principles about the education of methodological teachers, and it´s the facilitation of learning among students.

6 Steps of Modern Steelmaking Process

Methods for manufacturing steel have evolved significantly since industrial production began in the late 19th century

Modern methods, however, are still based the same premise as the Bessemer Process, namely, how to most efficiently use oxygen to lower the carbon content in iron.

Modern steelmaking can be broken down into six steps:

1. Ironmaking: In the first step, the raw inputs iron ore, coke, and lime are melted in a blast furnace. The resulting molten iron - also referred to as 'hot metal' - still contains 4-4.5% carbon and other impurities that make it brittle.