Project results

3MVET Teachers' Handbook

The main aim of this output will be 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) in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking and Metallurgy (for the vocations and specialties offered by their school leading to one or more professional qualifications). Since our aim is to supply guidance on how to cooperate with the business when performing the above mentioned tasks, the handbook will be focusing on the following indicative areas:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the methodological teacher (terminology varies per country);
  • Knowledge, skills and competencies required and ways of acquiring additional qualification, support and existing continuous education opportunities;
  • Specifics of the curricula for qualifications in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking and Metallurgy (theory versus practice);
  • Allocation of class hours and practical activities across the syllabus – challenges, legal obstacles, solutions, addressing the needs of the students/trainees;
  • Cooperation with the business – legal provisions, expected results, tasks, joint responsibilities, ensuring coherence between theory and practice, monitoring of work placements, maintaining contact with strategic local and national employers;
  • Evaluation of the quality of acquired practical skills by VET students/trainees as a result of work placement in company;
  • Matching learning outcomes from school education and work placement training;
  • Mapping covered units during work placement period to state educational standards and qualification pursued;
  • Continuous Professional Development.

3MVET Mentor's Handbook

The main aim of this output will be to support mentors responsible for the delivery of the practical training in companies, delivered through work placements for VET students/trainees in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking and Metallurgy (to be applied in its comprehensive version or selectively for the professions available in the respective enterprise). Since our aim is to supply guidance on how to cooperate with the schools when performing the above mentioned tasks, as well as induct and train the student, monitor performance and report back to the school, the handbook will be focusing on the following topic areas:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the mentor;
  • Knowledge, skills and competencies required and ways of acquiring additional qualification, support and existing continuous training opportunities;
  • Specifics of the curricula for qualifications in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking and Metallurgy (theory versus practice);
  • Ensuring enough engagement of students in real work activities – challenges, legal obstacles, solutions, addressing the needs of the students;
  • Cooperation with the schools – legal provisions, expected results, tasks, joint responsibilities, ensuring coherence between theory and practice, monitoring of work placements, maintaining contact with strategic local and national education and training providers;
  • Evaluation of the quality of acquired practical skills by VET students as a result of work placement in company;
  • Matching covered units during work placement period to state educational standards and qualification pursued;
  • Health and safety;
  • Prospects for paid apprenticeships and potential long-term employment of skilled students.

3MVET Recognition Matrix

he main aim of this output will be to ensure maximum transferability of the learning outcomes acquired through theory and practice, both in schools and companies, irrespectively of the country/ies where the qualification has been obtained (formal education & training in country of origin; as a result from or in order to carry out labour mobility, i.e. qualified professionals in the labour market; as a result from VET students or staff transnational mobility). It will support both teachers responsible for the curricula, syllabus and cooperation with the business and mentors responsible for the delivery of the practical training in companies in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking and Metallurgy, as well as the relevant stakeholders responsible for the formal recognition of qualifications obtained abroad and supplying continuous vocational training to fill the gaps and map workers competencies to national requirements. Since our aim is to contribute for easier formal recognition of acquired knowledge, skills and competencies across Europe in the 3M field, as well as ensuring coherence in best-practices applied in different countries, O3 will be focusing on the following topic areas:

  • Overall summary of mechanisms to obtain qualification in the 3M field;
  • List of expected learning outcomes (comparative analysis of differences and similarities, mainly to focus on BG, TK, ES, DE, but also summarizing variations across Europe);
  • List of available qualifications;
  • Mechanisms of formal accreditation and recognition;
  • Continuous VET opportunities in the field - across different countries (comparative analysis of differences and similarities, mainly to focus on BG, TK, ES, DE, but also summarizing variations across Europe);
  • ECVET: principles, transnational mobility, application at system level (in countries where applicable), application at project level, guidance for awarding bodies;
  • Other forms of accrediting and recognizing learning outcomes as part of study, work placement or work experience in a foreign country.