Continuing education and nonformal forms of learning and professional improvement prefer learning through practical experience. This idea is supported by innovative solutions like training modules and didactic materials that support employees when performing vocational tasks. E-packages for improvement of employees' competencies are solutions that make self- learning and improving skills easier in the workplace, as well as making possible self-learning of workers in convenient moment of time. In the economy based on knowledge and innovation, the value of the company is directly related to and dependent on knowledge and intellectual capital of the employees. One of the way to increase effectiveness of learning and training is to give learners the right of access to didactic materials. Interactive course of competencies' improvement, e.g. in the construction field, might be placed on electronic medium (off-line version) or on IT platform (on-line version).
The goals of the project are concentrated on transfer of innovation the areas of: (a) exploring training needs - "IT system of monitoring and evaluation of workers' competencies"; (b) training materials as the educational package of the Modular Training Program for the specialization "Technology of Interior Drywall Systems" and adjusting them to IT environment needs; (c) procedural solutions of validation and certification of competencies with the help of flexible mechanisms of validation and transfer of learning results with the use of ECVET rules.
The result of the project will include the educational e-package adjusted to the needs of IT environment and to different training forms, especially to nonformal and informal ways of learning. Moreover, its functioning will be tested by selected activities (vocational competencies) among workers who perform montage of gypsum products, apply new gypsum systems and products among workers who prefer self-learning. Acquired competencies based on solutions related to the ECVET system experiences will be validated and certificated. Intangible results: dissemination of innovative methods of vocational improvement among workers-installers of drywall interior constructors.
We foresee that achieved results will be a great support for the development of workers and contribution to increase the competitiveness of Polish and European enterprises.
Project „Supporting system for nonformal and informal learning for low-skilled workers” is a part of the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation conducted between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012.
All important data concerning the project, its mail goals and expected results are available at the Leonardo da Vinci portal - Adam (Advanced Data Archive and Management System) www.adam-europe.eu
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
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