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.

Teacher’s Handbook in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking and Metallurgy - Innovative materials for teachers are being developed

The main aim of this output of the 3MVET project is to support teachers responsible for the overall delivery of the curricula and the design of the syllabus - allocation of theory and practice across the school year and programme in general

Since the aim is to supply guidance on how to cooperate with the business when performing the above mentioned tasks, the handbook is focusing on the following indicative areas:

Second international meeting on 3MVET project in Spain, Zaragoza - Working partnership in action

The second international meeting under project 2016-1-BG01-KA202-023652 - "Innovative VET materials for the professional field of „Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking and Metallurgy“- 3MVET took place in the period 10-12 May 2017 in Zaragoza, Spain

The meeting was hosted by the partners from ITAINNOVA - The Technological Institute of Aragon, Spain. Seven partner organizations from 4 countries participated: Raabe Bulgaria Ltd. – the Project Coordinator, Palfinger Productionstechnik EOOD - Bulgaria, Vocational High School of Mechanics and Electrotechnics "May 9" - Bulgaria, Klett MINT - Germany, Balikesir University - Turkey, Ortaköy Vocational and Technical High School - Turkey, Somorrostro Vocational Training School - Spain.

Training at Work Award – European Vocational Skills Week 2017

The award for "Professional training in micro, small and medium enterprises at various career stages" is open for applications until 27 September 2017

Micro-, small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), are the backbone of Europe's economy. SMEs represent 99% of all businesses in the European Union and employ more than 67% of the people in work. These companies are a key to ensuring economic growth, innovation, job creation, and social integration in the European Union.

The main objectives of the award are:

Save the Date – European Vocational Skills Week 2017

The Second European Vocational Skills Week will take place on 20 to 24 November 2017

This first European Vocational Skills Week took place on 5-9 December 2016 with events in Brussels and hundreds of activities in Member States, EFTA and EU candidate countries organised at national, regional and local levels. To capitalise on this energy and enthusiasm, we will organise a second European Vocational Skills Week on 20-24 November 2017.

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What is Industry 4.0?

Everyone is talking about Industry 4.0. But what exactly does that term mean? And what came before it?

Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution. After mechanisation (Industry 1.0), mass production (Industry 2.0) and automation (Industry 3.0), now the “internet of things and services” is becoming an integral part of manufacturing. Industry 4.0 technologies have the potential to create extraordinary growth opportunities and competitive advantages for Germany as a business location. Experts forecast that businesses will be able to increase their productivity by about 30 percent using Industry 4.0

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