In a economy characterized by change and evolution is required an adaptation of the skills and knowledge of workers to maintain their employability and career development.
This means to cope with a training provision that it is not known in advance and must be updated continuously. In this sense, CVET is the best supporting for companies and workers.
PR-ERF is a two year European project of the Leonardo Da Vinci initiative that faces this situation by providing through the curriculum proposed in the Key Competences of European Reference Framework the knowledge, but also, skills and attitudes that will assist the upskilling of employees along their working life.
To disseminate results of the project and present the PR-ERF e-learning platform was the main objective of the conference organised by DOCUMENTA on 22Th October 2015 in Santander.
The event was attended by a wide range of participants: VET institutions and trainers, policy makers dealing with competency frameworks, PES, educational authorities, focus groups and other stakeholders participating in the project from Sweden, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Greece and Spain.
The session was opened by Javier Farto, president of DOCUMENTA, followed by a presentation about CVET and labour market in Cantabria by Luisa María Carpio Rodríguez, General Director of Vocational Education and Lifelong Education, Government of Cantabria.
Then, through the lectures, the major keys of the project were offered:
Vaso Anastasopoulou, (Dimitra – Greece) gave an approach about the role of European Key Competences in Vocational Education and Training, which was completed with the presentation on the practical application of these skills in the training of personal assistant by Yevgeniya Averhed, (Folkuniversitetet – Sweden). Christiana Knais (MMC – Cyprus) showed the capabilities of e-learning tool of the project, finalising with the assessment of trainers and trainees participating in pilot activities and the general impact of the project addressed by Roger van de Winkel, (Revalento, The Netherlands).
As final part of the event Richard Parkes, external evaluator (Rinova – UK), exposed the evaluation method followed to ensure the quality of the whole project and its deliverables.
Special thanks to the Foundation Caja Cantabria and their attentive staff for providing the facilities and contribute to the success of the conference.
Further information about PR-ERF: http://prerf.eu/en/