ECVET Skills Platform Project Kick-Off Meeting Was Held

ECVET Skills Platform Project (ESV) (2019-1-TR01- KA202- 077191) , implemented under the coordination of European Union and Foreign Relations Office on behalf of the Governorship of Istanbul, is supported by the European Commission through Turkish National Agency under Erasmus+ Programme Vocational Education and Training Field. The project is going to be implemented between 01.09.2019-31.12.2021. The participating organisations of ESV Project includes Istanbul Commerce of Industry (ISO), Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Yakacık Vocational and Technical Anatolian Highschool (YMTAL), EUROMASC (Norway), WIAB (Austria), AKETH (Greece), INFODEF (Spain), and SBG Dresden (Germany).

The project aims to develop an interactive platform where labour market and VET schools/ institutions can interact, to identify technical, social and conceptual skills supporting the employability of CNC Machine Operators through this platform, and to develop ECVET training curriculum and training contents in line with these identified skills.

The kick-off meeting of the project was held hosted by European Union and Foreign Relations Office on behalf of the Governorship of Istanbul in Istanbul on 8th-9th January 2020.During the kick-off meeting, the project aims, intellectual outputs and activities were presented in detail. The analysis on country specific VET programs and employer expectations regarding the skills of CNC Machine Operators were presented by the participating organizations. Discussions on technical structure of ECVET Skills Value Platform were carried out.

As the first intellectual output, European Skills Map for CNC Machine Operators will be developed. The next transnational project management meeting will be hosted by AKETH in Trikala, Greece.