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“The support of Professional development of VET teachers and trainers in following of New trends in Automotive Industry“

Project

„STEP AHEAD“

“The support of Professional development of VET teachers and trainers in following of new trends in Automotive Industry – Automotive Innovation & Teacher Training Academy“

Programme Erasmus+  Strategic partnerships in vocational education

Approved under the number: 2015-1-SK01-KA202-008909 & 2018-1-SK01-KA202-046334

Implementation period: 01.09.2015 – 31.08.2017 & 01.11.2018 – 31.12.2020

Project STEP AHEAD

builds on the previous project PAT http://pat.cfme.net (production of textbooks for vocational subjects of Car Diagnostics and Maintenance, Bodywork technology and Lacquerer technology), sucessfully finished in Slovak republic in December 2014.

Outputs of the „STEP AHEAD“ project – interactive portal and teaching methodologies for concrete school lessons are, and will be focused on acqusition of theoretical knowledge of target groups (teachers, VET practicioners, lecturers of lifelong learning, students of vocational schools and technical universities, employers of various fields of automotive industry) in the field of innovations. Project outputs support the principles of VET dual education system, nowadays a priority of Slovak government, linking students´ theoretical knowledge to the needs of the employers.

Our aim in this project is not to only develop unique educational resource focused on innovations and trends in automotive industry, but to also make vocational education more attractive to students, while hitting the needs of the employers for students with up – to date knowledge. Successful project implementation will contribute to increased competitivness of VET students on the work market.

Project is implemented in the partnership of Vocational Automotive School – Dual Academy from Bratislava (SK), Secondary technical school Vranovska from Bratislava (SK), INAK civil association (SK), NAPA TRUCKS company Ltd. (CZ), ATT Training Ltd. (UK); The Institute of the Motor Industry (UK), KOMTES company Ltd. (CZ), Asociación de Profesores Técnicos y de Enseñanza Secundaria de Automoción de Galicia (ES), TTS (FI).

Expected outputs:

interactive screens focused on selected topics of innovations for teaching of vocational subjects and supporting vocational English language learning, while using CLIL method, to be used by vocational schools & technical universities, developed in accordance with the topics, selected by VET teachers and employers in online research carried out in Slovak republic in 2015.

support teaching methodologies, providing step – by step lesson plans for selected topics

 

Project activities planned in the implementation phase 2018 – 2020:

 

  • Training for teachers of vocational subjects of automotive and technical secondary schools, implemented in the Czech Republic, April 2019
  • Training for teachers of vocational subjects of automotive and technical vocational schools, implemented in Finland, October 2019
  • Training for teachers of vocational subjects of automotive and technical secondary schools, implemented in Spain, April 2020

 

National conferences for teachers of vocational subjects of automotive and technical secondary schools in Finland, Spain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, held in these countries in September – November 2020.

 

Internal management meetings of project team, organized to ensure trouble – free project implementation and outputs development, held in November 2019 in Slovakia, June 2019 in Finland, February 2020 via an online conferencing, linking all the involved countries, April 2020 in Spain and September 2020 in the Czech Republic.

Due to pandemic in Europe in the spring 2020, project meetings and training are being postponed until later.

The project aim is to develop educational resource focused on innovations for active VET teachers, reflecting current teaching approaches, and, in addition, to provide them with trainings in the Czech republic, UK, Finland and Spain, developing the skills for production of  their own innovative materials and their active use in their teaching process.

PARTNERS

SOŠ technická, Vranovská Bratislava
Stredná Odborná Škola Automobilová - Bratislava
Združenie INAK
NAPA Trucks spol. s.r.o.
ATT Training
Institute of the motor industry
Erasmus+
TTS
KomTeS
APAGA

TEACHER TRAININGS

In the project, we organize 5 – days long teacher trainings for teachers of vocational subjects of secondary automotive schools or secondary technical schools from the participating countries. The trainings are focused on the presentation of selected vocational topics from the field of innovations and trends in the automotive industry, selected in the online survey, and proposed by the project partners:

 

  • CAN NETWORK (FINLAND)
  • ELECTRIC CARS (SPAIN)
  • FULL HYBRID (FINLAND)
  • TRUCKS – FUEL CONSUMPTION (CZ)
  • TRUCKS – EMISSIONS (CZ)
  • TRUCKS – HYBRIDS (FINLAND)
  • GPS MONITORING, TELEMATICS (CZ)
  • AUTONOMOUS CARS (SK)
  • BIOFUELS (SK)
  • HYBRID BATTERIES (SPAIN)

 

In addition to the above topics, the trainings are aimed at introducing activating teaching methods that teachers can easily use in creating lessons linked to the above, as well as to any other topics. In addition to theoretical preparation, the training program also includes practical activities leading to the development of project outputs. During the project implementation, 3 trainings were or will be organized:

 

 Hradec Králové, CZ, Apríl 2019, thematic focus on

  • TRUCKS – FUEL CONSUMPTION (CZ)
  • TRUCKS – EMISSIONS (CZ)
  • GPS MONITORING, TELEMATICS (CZ)

 

 

Vantaa, FIN, October 2019, thematic focus on

  • CAN NETWORK (FIN)
  • FULL HYBRID (FIN)
  • TRUCKS – HYBRIDS (FIN)

 

 

Ribadeo, ES, April 2020 (due to pandemic shifted for later), thematic focus on

  • ELECTRIC CARS (SPAIN)
  • HYBRID BATTERIES (SPAIN)

 

CONTENT SAMPLE

People involved in the creation of educational materials:

  • Ing. Jozef Babík, SOŠ Majstra Pavla, Levoča
  • Ing. Petr Bartoň, NAPA Trucks, spol. s r.o., Pardubice, CZ
  • RNDr. Darina Berčáková, Súkromná stredná odborná škola automobilová Duálna akadémia, Bratislava
  • Bc. Libor Blanárik, SOŠ Nám. Sv. Martina, Holíč
  • Ing. Stanislav Čelko, SOŠ Sv. Jozefa Robotníka, Žilina
  • Alan Church, ATT Training, UK
  • Ing. Milan Čuvala, SOŠ Nám. Sv. Martina, Holíč
  • Tom Denton, BA, FIMI, MSAE, MIRTE, Cert. Ed., Institute of the Motor Industry, UK
  • Ing. Miloš Ďutka, SOŠ Strojnícka, Bytča
  • Ing. Janka Funtíková, SOŠ Sv. Jozefa Robotníka, Žilina
  • Mgr. Richard Herda, SOŠ Polytechnická, Zlaté Moravce
  • Ing. Milan Koleta, Střední škola automobilní, Holice, CZ
  • Mgr. Adriana Kováčová, INAK, oz
  • Bc. Branislav Kruzslík, Súkromná stredná odborná škola automobilová Duálna akadémia, Bratislava
  • Ing. Pavel Křivský, Střední škola automobilní, Holice, CZ
  • Ing. Milan Kundis, Súkromná SOŠ, Poprad
  • Ing. Janka Maštrlová, Súkromná stredná odborná škola automobilová Duálna akadémia, Bratislava
  • Ing. Emil Mikula, SPŠ Strojnícka, Bratislava
  • Ing. Ľubica Molnárová, Súkromná stredná odborná škola automobilová Duálna akadémia, Bratislava
  • Mgr. Janka Sýkorová, INAK, oz
  • Mgr. Alžbeta Szollošová, Súkromná stredná odborná škola automobilová Duálna akadémia, Bratislava
  • Mgr. Lydie Šitinová, Střední škola automobilní, Holice, CZ
  • Ing. Igor Škultéty, Dopravná akadémia, Zvolen
  • Ing. Zbyněk Šponar, Střední škola automobilní, Holice, CZ
  • Ing. Miloš Vašíček, Střední škola automobilní, Holice, CZ
  • Igor Vidoman, Súkromná stredná odborná škola automobilová Duálna akadémia, Bratislava

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