Considering the work developed in the framework of MAKE IT, EWF (as the project coordinator) was invited to participate at the first EU Validation Festival, organised by the European Commission in Brussels.
During May 2018 the final assessment of the MAKE IT piloting activities took place. The assessment was carried out by all the partners involved in the project through the organisation of an national roundtable working session in their own countries: Hungary, Spain, Portugal and Norway.
During eight months (from August 2017 to April 2018), 290 participants were involved in pilot testing activities undertaken by the consortium partners. Therefore, the European Welding Practitioner curriculum, the pedagogical kit of trainers with problem-based exercises and case studies, as well as the RPL model and tools were tested in several EU countries (Hungary, Norway, Portugal and Spain).
During May 8th and 9th HKIK hosted the 6th project meeting in Eger, where participated the project partners’ representing Sectoral Organisation in the field of Welding, VET Providers and Regulatory Bodies from Portugal Spain, Norway and Hungary.
The objective of the reunion was focused on the evaluation of the final results regarding the pilot activities which took place in all countries in the framework of the project.
During the 15th and 16th November 2017, EWF hosted the European Conference on International Sectoral Qualifications with the aim of raising global awareness about International Qualifications and Quality Assurance issues when it comes to levelling them into National (NQF) and European Qualifications Frameworks (EQF)READ MORE HERE
The 6th project meeting was held during the 16th and 17th November, in the framework of the EWF 25thanniversary which took place in Porto Salvo, Oeiras. Since the project is ending in 2018, significant decisions were made regarding pilot testing activities and final orientations to give to the results. Next meeting will take place in May in Eger, Hungary.
The MAKE IT Project intermediate results were presented during specific national events with Welders, Training Centers, VET trainers, Welding experts, national stakeholders, as well as, policymakers. Each event had its one date and programme. The common goal was to: involve key stakeholders into the MAKE IT activity and invite them to give their feedback on the project intermediate results, namely the Pedagogical Kit for trainers and the Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme for the Welding Sector.
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The MAKE-IT Project was presented during the event " Technical meeting of trainers in the metalworking industry, which took place the 18th of May in Lisbon. This mid term conference was organized by IEFP and was focused on the overall presentation of project, including the pedagogical approaches applied and the main results.
EWF, as project coordinator, moderated the presentation and explained the role of the Welding International Qualifications in the framework of the Sector Skills Alliance (ERASMUS+ Call).
ISQ, the Portuguese Welding Institute, presented the learning outcomes and new pedagogical approaches. While, ANQEP, the National Authority for Qualification, explained the main steps, phases and instruments supporting the development of the RPL model for the Welding Sector. Finally, IEFP trainers, shared their experience and know-how in developing training materials for the Pedagogical Kit. This last intervention was particularly relevant and useful for the participants, since the event gathered together mostly trainers from the welding area.
Between 6th and 9th of March at ISQ Training facilities (Porto Salvo, Portugal), was held a capacity building workshop, in the framework of the MAKE IT Happen project.
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During 9th and 10th of March the consortium had the 4th project meeting, where all the partners were present along with the external project Assessor, Alexandra Costa Artur.
The meeting was hosted in Porto Salvo, Portugal by the ISQ partner and was leaded by EWF, as the project coordinator. Since the project is at its midterm, the discussions were related with the project management and the deliverables analysis.
The consortium set the next project actions, which are: the development of a sustainability strategy, the progress of the dissemination plan for results exploitation, the implementation of pilots testing for the EWP LOS Standard and RPL tools at national level. During the meeting the partners agreed on sharing good practice example regarding the preparation of the multiplier event: MAKE-IT Mid-Term Conference in each partner country: Hungary, Norway, Portugal and Spain.
The multiplier event will address national VET teachers and trainers, VET providers, educational experts, stakeholders, policymakers, decision-makers and speakers from the above-mentioned countries.
If you are interested to take part in one of these events, please contact us, by using the contact form on our website.
The MAKE IT project second meeting took place in Olso, Norway, last 2nd and 3rd of May 2016. This meeting served as an opportunity for all partners to get to exchange information, as well as to discuss the work to be developed in the upcoming months.
The MAKE IT project kick off meeting took place in the EWF Secretariat, in Porto Salvo, last 23rd and 24th of November 2015. This meeting was a great opportunity for all partners to get to know each other, as well as to discuss the work to be developed in the scope of the project. The next meeting will be held in May, in Oslo, Norway