The main goal of the ‘Skills in metal and electro industry – skillME‘ project funded within Erasmus+ programme in which the Agency for VET and Adult Education participated as a partner, was to identify the mismatch between existing and required skills in the electrical and metal sector, create curricula that will address the identified shortcomings and integrate these curricula in national qualifications frameworks of the project partners countries, with the aim of ensuring the same working principles and learning outcomes in order to stimulate mobility.
The project coordinator was the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia, while the partners came from Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia and Croatia. Each country participated with three types of institutions from each country: regulatory institutions in the field of vocational education, representatives of employers, and VET providers. Other partners from Croatia were the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP) and the Faust Vrančić Mechanical Engineering School.
In its essence, the goal of the three-year long skillME project was to improve the competences of the metal and electrical industries in the long run. For this reason, the task of the project was not only to identify the latest and most widespread skills gaps, but also to identify areas of competences that will be most wanted in the future. As a result, the project strengthened competences in targeted industries, determined vocational training learning outcomes that are comparable and accessible to EU members, and encouraged the mobility of trainees and workers.
The project was implemented from 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2017, with the total value of EUR 554.258,00.
More about the project: http://www.gzs.si/skill-me