ENNE Associate partner Institute for Postgraduate Studies (IPS), Bulgaria implements the project “Industrial Internet of Things VET Network” (IIoTNET), an ERASMUS+, KA3 project lasting 24 months (2019-2021).
The IIoTNet project is designed in order to raise awareness and contribute to developing human capital, through upskilling and reskilling of employees among European Companies (including micro companies and SMEs), professionals and VET providers about the potential of IIoT technologies and to give evidence of their applications.
The aim of the project is to create a VET Network with certification scheme for professionals, being IIoT developers or users or sales workers, and training them to adapt and adopt a new common framework of best practices of the modern IIoT know-how in order to be able to combine effectively knowledge and fundamental principles from various areas of expertise of cutting edge technologies in the IIoT sector and gain a competitive advantage in their carrier path.
Specific project objectives are:
- to support the uptake and mainstreaming of IIoT VET training and to promote the integration of talent development in collaboration with external stakeholders
- to create sustainable institutional structures and ICT tools enabling IIoT training and stakeholder co-creation in talent development;
- to build IIoT VET providers teaching capacities for delivering innovative training in view of building trainees’ employability skills in fast growing industrial sectors.
During the project, the partnership expects to achieve the following results:
- Strengthen cooperation among VET providing partners in the IIoTNet through joint strategic planning for international cooperation and development projects for mutual leaning and capacity building
- Design and development of specialized social media network for management and operation of IIoTNet. It is planned to use network platform for fostering cooperation not only among partners but involving VET providers that do not yet contribute or benefit from European cooperation.
- System for organizational analysis of VET providers and action planning will be used to identify inefficiencies and streamlining of provided services, including level of participation in international cooperation
- Evaluation of IIoT trainees’ progress against IIoT Body of Knowledge. The definition of units of learning outcomes and their descriptions will be carried out in compliance with ECVET principles and technical specifications and the tools developed by EU ECVET network.
- Development of IIoT Certification scheme
- The EU developed model of Logical Framework will be used for designing IIoTNet objectives and activities considering existing risks.
- To develop and disseminate Guidelines for mobility, lifelong learning and EU funding in the field of IIoT that will present best practices and lessons learned in implementation of IIoTNet.
- 1-day trainings will be orgnise in each partner country of VET providers’ representatives that still not contribute or benefit from European cooperation on effective use of IIoTNet and thus to improve their networking capacity and their access to EU funds.
The project involves 9 project partners from 6 European countries: Bulgaria, Latvia, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and Cyprus.
Partners and contacts:
- IPS – Institute for Postgraduate Studies (BG)
- ITPIO – Institute For Training Of Personnel In International Organisations (BG)
- PBI – Vocational Education Association (LV)
- TUCEP – Tiber Umbria Comett Education Programme (IT)
- Halsingland Education Association (SE)
- AKMI Anonimi Ekpaideftiki Etairia (EL)
- ReadLab – Research Innovation and Development Lab P.C. (EL)
- DIMITRA – Dimitra Ekpaiditiki Simvilitiki AE (EL)