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.
The workshop was held by trainers in welding industry and it was promoted by ISQ Pedagogical Team with the support of EWF, as the coordinator of the project. The participants were VET providers and welding organisations from the countries involved, as it follows: IEFP (trainers) and ISQ (Portugal), HIOA and KIWA (Norway), IPS and CESOL (Spain), MATRAI and MHTE (Hungary).
At the workshop the ANQEP (Portuguese Regulatory Body for VET) was participating and presented possible tools for the recognition of prior learning to be used by the welding sector.
The main objective of the workshop was to provide the necessary information and tool to increase the trainer’s skills and competences with new methodological learning approaches based on the learning outcomes achievements to be used in the EWP (European Welding Practitioner) training. The aim was all so to give the trainers some guidance for implementing the recognition of prior learning to the Welders and Practitioners.
Below you can find a brief description of the daily activities:
Day 1 - Present and test tools and exercises to be used for the Module 1 training of EWP (IEFP)
On the first day were held presentations about Emergent Pedagogical Approaches (e.g. problem based learning and microlearning) along with practical activities (Hands on – test exercises for Welding Materials and Equipment module):
- - Video presentation;
- - Welding- TIG - torch assemblage;
- - Identification of Imperfections in a test piece;
- - Visit to ISQ metal shop;
- - Virtual Welding simulators.
Day 2 - Present and test tools and exercises to be used for the Module 2 and 3 training of EWP (IPS + MATRAI)
The second day of the workshop was concentrate on presenting validating tools and exercises to be used for the Construction and Design module of EWP qualification, as well as brainstorming activities about possible tools and exercises to be used for the Materials and their Behaviour during welding module of EWP qualification.