Erasmus+ KA2

Strategic partnership projects supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ program:

See and Learn (SEAL)

When and where: October 2018 – August 2020. The coordinator: Engim Piemonte (Italy), Germany, Portugal,Bulgaria,Spain,Belgium and The UK.

Funded: The project is funded by Erasmus+ program. The total budget for the project: 112, 460,00€ JKHK’s budget: 11, 430,00€

Target group: VET management, WBL Quality control of the work placement, VET trainers, VET trainers with the role to link between school and work placement, In company mentors

Aim and outcome: Within the framework of the “KA2 – exchange of good practices” we want to identify, analyze and synthesize successful models from work-based learning starting from good practices and innovations from each partner. The partners are involved in WBL at various level (apprenticeship, general work-placements, dual systems, on-the-job training), some have a long experience and some others have a long experience in training young people but are new to the dual systems. For this reason, they will compare success factors, exchange lessons and learn from each other in order to create a model not only to train students as workers with technical skills but also with soft skills. The focus will regard the trainer/mentor role in companies and on the involvement of companies.

Summary: It is a project for the exchange of good practices on Work Based Learning experiences: within the approach, we noticed that there are usually, two focuses: training in the “hard skills” and training in the “soft skills”. We want to analyze both focuses and define successful models, which can be transferred at a local level. In order to do this, it is important to involve companies but most of all, trainers who can act as links with the companies.

Workplace learning: what can we learn from each other (WBL-WCWL)

When and where: October 2018 – April 2020. The coordinator: Katholiek Onderwijs. Vlaanderen (Belgium) Partners:Estonia, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain.

Funded: The project is funded by Erasmus+ program. The total budget for the project: 133, 727,00€ JKHK’s budget: 16, 971,00€.

Target group: Adult VET learners, adult VET educators/ training organizations, companies who provide work placements for adult learners.
Aim and outcome: To strengthen WBL within adult VET education by exchanging of good practices. To strive for increased knowledge, experience, insight, vision development among the staff of partners in the field of WBL. We will set up a methodology for peer evaluation to increase the Q of WBL for adult learners and to improve the knowledge of our trainers/mentors on the issue of WBL. Partners will receive a review of their approach/ organization of adult WBL. European peer evaluation methodology will be developed, tested and validated within the project that can be used by other European education and training organizations.

Modern Study materials for Car Technicians (MSMfCT)

When and where: September 2017 – February 2019. Pärnu Vocational Training Centre (Estonia) Partners: Latvia,Lithuania,Turkey and Estonia.

Funded: The project was funded by Erasmus+ program. The total budget for the project: 179 646, 50€ JKHK’s budget: 26 777,25€.

Target group: Agriculture students; agriculture educators; small/family farmers.

Aim and outcome: The project aims to make instructions and technical drawings for six study stands and build them for use in the training of Car Technician students in collaboration with partners from different countries. The intellectual output also includes e-study materials, which include study materials for students and lesson plans for teachers; study materials for specialized English for CLIL method; a simplified version for students with special educational needs; multilingual mini vocabulary.

European Broaded Agriculture by Multifunctional Activities (EBAMA 2.0)

When and where: October 2016 – March 2019. The coordinator: Katholiek Onderwijs. Vlaanderen (Belgium) Partner: IES MONASTIL (Spain), Yrkesakademin I Österbotten (Finland), Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania(Greece), Järvamaa Kutsehariduskeskus (Estonia), Universita Degli Studi di Perugia (Italy), Agri-Kultur-Freunde (Germany).

Funded: The project was funded by the Erasmus+ program. The total budget for the project: 244,814 EUR. JKHK’s budget: 26,124 EUR.

Target group: Agriculture students; agriculture educators; small/family farmers.

Aim and outcome: To make a shift in agricultural education from classic production to a broader focus on other possible functions of agricultural entrepreneurship. The partnership wants to develop a curriculum-unit with ECVET “Broadening agriculture” and a pedagogical guide for Multifunctional agricultural entrepreneurship education”.

Hospital Cleaners innovative Training (HIT)

When and where: September 2016 – August 2018. Coordinator: GIP-FCIP de l’academie de Caen (France) Partners: Denmark, Finland, Estonia

Funded: The project was funded by Erasmus+ program. The total budget of the project: 238, 385 EUR. JKHK budget: 21,680 EUR.

Target group: VET learners in cleaning sector (Level4), adults working in health care facilities – hospital cleaners (ongoing training) and foreigners seeking employment.

Aim and outcome: Creating new tools and materials for hospital cleaners to help them master positive techniques and procedures to obtain relevant knowledge to help hospitals prevent the spreading of contagion and diseases within health care facilities and units.

Energy Links and Integration Tools for Efficiency (ELITE)

When and where: Duration of the project: September 2016 – August 2018. Coordinator: Capeb Calvados (France) Partners: France,Italy,UK and Portugal.

Funded: Erasmus+ Program funds the project. Total budget of the project was 262,986 EUR. JKHK’s budget was 23, 537 EUR.

Target group: Construction industry (specifically small and medium size companies) and construction educators.

Aim and outcome: To close the gaps between industry needs and professionals, defining an innovative training course which will foster employability of trained people. To support the development of innovative and systemic professional approaches in the field of energy efficiency in the building sector based on the use of BIM, which will enhance building enterprises competitiveness.

– An innovative Didactic Suite based on the use of BIM to tackle energy efficiency in the building sector
– An open interactive platform
– Augmented reality projects which will be available on an online platform and suitable for all levels and educational sectors

ECVET Units as Initial or Additional Training to the European Veterinary Assistant Diploma in Veterinary Assistant

When and where: September 2016 – August 2018. Coordinator: Smiltenes tehnikums (Latvia) Partners: Czech Republic and France

Funded: Erasmus+ Program funds the project. The total budget of the project was EUR 217,370 and the share from JKHK was EUR 38,310.

Target group: I-Vet and C-VET veterinarian assistant students; agricultural, veterinarian schools, training institutions and e-learners.

Aim and outcome: The main aim for the project was the development and recognition of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). This was in order to facilitate transnational mobility and recognition of learning outcomes in VET and lifelong learning in the veterinary field. In the course of project work, four e-learning courses were completed and eight students had the opportunity to spend three months practicing with project partners.
The outcomes of the project were:
1. Creating a theoretical and practical training program with training materials for specific veterinary units. Work books and notes were created for students and teachers, as well as digital materials for each provider.
2. Learning units using ECVET principles were developed.
3. Testing of the project units by students served as their practical training with partner schools They collaborated with veterinary clinics, veterinarians and pet shops.

Greeneurohub (GEEE)

When and where: Duration of the project: November 2014 – August 2017 Coordinator: GIP-FCIP de Basse-Normandie (France) Partners: France, Estonia,Portugal and Italy.

Funded: By Erasmus+ Program. Total budget of the project: 444, 563,00EUR. JKHK budget: 37, 820,00EUR.

Target group: Trainers, experts, architects, sellers and businesses.

Aim and outcome: The development of construction industries and the main topic of energy efficiency in construction.

Summary: The aim is to raise awareness and increase the use of energy-efficient applications in existing and new buildings. The three-year project will map different countries policies and vocational training that are directly related to “green” skills and energy efficiency. The project will also create e-learning modules targeting entrepreneurs, but also suitable for students in vocational and higher education.

Cleaning in Healthcare(CIH): Upgrading cooperation, professional standards, and learning

When and where: Duration of the project: September 2014- August 2016. Coordinator: Järvamaa Vocational Education Centre (Estonia) Partners: Denmark), Finland), Kastek Oy (Finland) and France

Funded: By Erasmus+ Program. Total budget of the project: 309, 373,00 EUR. JKHK budget: 40, 223,00EUR.

Target group: Hospitals, cleaning enterprises, national level cleaning experts, regional authorities responsible for adult vocational training provision.

Aim and outcome: To upgrade stakeholder’s cooperation, professional standards, and qualifications in cleaning and healthcare. To insure highly qualified cleaning workers. Implementation of this project will make work safer for cleaners, colleagues and patients; create a higher regard and respect for proper hospital cleaning and attractiveness as a vocation.

Summary: Cleaning in Health care – upgrading education in hospital cleaning in Europe with international cooperation of vocational colleges, hospitals and cleaning companies. The aim of this CIH project is to upgrade vocational healthcare cleaning teaching and training methods by examining standards and learning content in different vocational schools. This projects aim is to develop the quality of hospital cleaning and vocational education of hospital cleaners by creating a propose for a new Competency Framework and new European Professional Standard in Healthcare cleaning. These have been created via mapping that has been done by following the hospital cleaner’s work, discussing with their supervisors and familiarizing the latest research and teaching methods. This project focuses on ensuring competencies with high standards and graduates with proper qualifications. Participating in this new professional network there were four European vocational schools, three hospitals, professional enterprises, cleaning expert-advisors, regional authorities and cleaning companies. This project created new cross border cooperation opportunities for student and teacher practice placements.

Get in touch!

Main contact:
Reelika Hints
project coordinator