The Erasmus+ KA3 project Smart Development of HVET for Highly Skilled and Mobile Workforce (597862-EPP-1-2018-1-HR-EPPKA3-VET-JQ) has officially started on the 1st of October 2018. The lead partner is EfVET Member Craft College – Institution for Adult Education (Zagreb, Croatia) and the project gathers different VET and HVET providers, research institutions, national agencies and representatives of SMEs from Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

Craft College – Institution for Adult Education (Croatia)

The project’s overall objective is to support the development of highly-skilled, qualified and mobile workforce between HR, SI and IT with the contribution to employability and closing skills shortages in companies in the electro-technical/construction sector by high-quality HVET qualification delivery. The specific objective is to deliver a new joint HVET qualification of the Expert in building automation which is in line with employers’ present and future needs, based on work-based learning and integrating mobility of learners and workers.

In the first part of the project, partners have developed the qualification profile of the Expert in Building Automation. This process encompassed both research and involvement of employers in order to formulate learning outcomes in relation to employability and include labour-market elements into the curriculum. Partners have collected and analysed 105 questionnaires (35 questionnaires per country). After processing the data, three national and a joint focus groups as well as three national and a joint workshop with employers were organised to clarify questionable results, get insights into the sector and to define key tasks and necessary competences. At this stage expert, working groups are defining units and the accompanying learning outcomes and competences for successful development of the new joint qualification. For new information and updates please check our website.