MAIN INFORMATION ABOUT PROJECT
Building up a Digital Skills Alliance for the Enhancing of
Programming Competencies. DigiS
Czech Republic, Latvia, Spain, Austria, Slovakia.
01.01.2021 – 31.12.2023
PROJECT AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The project will build the capacity of CVET providers to better adapt to digital transformation, The overall objective is to harmonize education in ICT with labour market needs.
The FIRST specific objective is to create a new European vocational qualification standard for these occupations:
- Drone programmer & operator.
- Virtual reality applications programmer & developer.
The project will identify and describe the digital skills required by the market demand. A survey will help define a joint qualification minimum.
The SECOND specific objective is to develop/improve curricula for the new qualifications, and prepare grounds for the delivery by VET providers.
The project will include new 2 yearlong VET programs. An open online course platform will be developed for their delivery and guidelines and methodologies drafted for implementation in graduate and post graduate schools.
The THIRD project objective is to pilot the new curricula in the addressed qualification fields to obtain feedback from target groups and assess the new programs quality.
Online distance courses will be offered via webinars, online exercises and e-testing. Practical training and the joint certification will be piloted involving teachers and students from VET project partners.
The FOURTH project objective is to obtain recognition of the new qualifications in as many EU countries as possible, to enable international mobility of workforce and the new curricula integration into the VET programs of public and private VET providers in initial and continuing education.
Cooperation structures at national and transnational level will be set-up during the project with the aim to support:
- the recognition of the joint qualifications
- dissemination of project outputs, promoting the online platform.
- implementation and delivery of the programs by CVET providers in EU countries.
The FIFTH project objective is to evaluate the pilot projects and share experiences among the partners. Good practices will be sought in the implementation of the new study plans, but also in other activities that are developed and integrated into the project, improving the quality of the results.
The project partners will face three main challenges:
- Recognition of the qualifications by as many partner and EU countries as possible
- Motivating VET providers outside the project to participate on pilot action. Developing tools for the new VET programs implementation.
- Motivating students to enrol in the new VET programs, achieve the best results and gain the skills previously missing on the market.
International Evaluation Committee will be created, including local and transnational stakeholders. Reports will be drafted to analyse the external barriers of the new curricula deployment and/or the employability of graduates, suggest measures to mitigate them and recommend policies to decision-makers at various governmental levels.