«Digital technologies in vocational education. Foreign practices»
Date: 8 - 18 of December
Focus
The purpose of the webinars is to get acquainted with international trends in digitalization of vocational education and the practices of their implementation in foreign countries.

We will learn about trends and innovations in vocational education in the digital era such as college digitalization strategy, online learning, artificial intelligence, VR technologies, etc.

Particular attention will be paid to blended learning:participants will get acquainted with the experience of the Tartu Vocational Center, which implements blended learning within the Blend4VET project. Participants will also have the opportunity to take virtual tours to colleges, during which they will get acquainted with the experience of switching to distance and online learning, using digital tools, virtual reality and modern simulation practices in leading educational institutions in Denmark and Germany.
Schedule
1
December, 8 at 11.00 CET

«Innovations in VET in the digital era»
2

December 9 at 1 PM CET

«Digital technologies at BBS Soltau» (Germany)
3
December, 15 at 1 PM CET
On the way to Service 4.0
4
December, 16 at 1PM CET

Blended learning at Tartu Vocational Education Center (Estonia)
5
December, 18 at 1 PM CET

«Digitalization and VR technologies at Roskilde Technical VET College» (Denmark)
«Innovations in VET in the digital era»
Date – December, 8 at 11.00 CET

Speaker – Helen Hoffmann, Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Employment, Social affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Vocational education and training (VET) responds to the needs of the economy, but also provides learners with skills important for personal development and active citizenship. VET can boost enterprise performance, competitiveness, research and innovation and is a central aspect of successful employment and social policy.

Today we face a number of challenges:

  • Green and digital transitions are reshaping the way we live, work and interact and call for a shift in skill sets to reap their full potential.

  • Demographic change requires Europe to draw on all of its talents and diversity. At the same time, it will also gener­ates new job opportunities in the silver and care economies.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has made telework and distance learning a reality for millions of people in the EU, and revealed the limitations of our digital preparedness. The pandemic has also negatively impacted job opportunities for many.

  • Too many people cannot find a job because they do not have the right skills or they are working in jobs that do not match their talents.

  • At the same time, 40% of employers cannot find people with the right skills to fill their vacancies; and too few people have the skill sets and support to see setting up their own business as a realistic route.

As part of the webinar, we will talk about the steps that must be taken to digitalize vocational education. Let's talk about the results of the ET2020 Work Program, which defines the long-term strategic goals of education and training policy: to make lifelong learning and mobility a reality; improve the quality and effectiveness of education and training; to enhance creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training.

Program:

1. Presentation of the activities of the Directorate

2. Innovation and digitalization of vocational education

3. Presentation of the results of the ET2020 working group in vocational education

4. Q&A


«Digital technologies at BBS Soltau» (Germany)
Date – December 9 at 1 PM CET

Speaker– Gaby Tinnemeier, principle of BBS Soltau VET school

Program:

1. Presentation of BBS Soltau VET school

2. SELFIE project

3. Digital simulation models for teaching: robots for medical simulations

4. Digital Learning Tools - Blended Learning

5. How is training done in the dual system during a pandemic?

6. Q&A
On the way to Service 4.0
Date– December, 15 at 1 PM CET

Speakers– Christoph Krause, Head of the Centre of excellence for digital crafts in Koblenz

Peter Rechmann, Deputy Head at GOVET (German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training)


A journey through successful implementation projects of digital transformation. Topics like digital business processes, digital manufacturing, the Internet of Things or the change to virtual realities meet companies like education in all areas. Exceptions? None.

If you want to be successful, you have to rethink and take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitization. Can my current business model still exist, can it be expanded to include digital channels to the customer, can I connect the customer with the company's production or how can I digitize my processes within the company? These are questions that education must answer today.

The webinar uses fascinating and successful practical examples to show how digital change is becoming a real opportunity in dual education.


Program:

  1. Current situation with digitalization of vocational education in Germany

  2. Best practices at German colleges: how are professionals prepared for Industry 4.0?

  3. How to establish successful cooperation with companies and why do you need to implement the Internet of Things in education?

  4. Q&A session

Blended learning at Tartu Vocational Education Center (Estonia)
Date – December, 16 at 1PM CET

Speaker – Diana Eller, master teacher at Tartu Vocational Education Center, project manager of Blend4VET

The Blend4VET project explores how a blended learning approach can help to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to successfully enter the world of work. The key goals and objectives of the project are to work together to explore how VET providers can achieve quality learning outcomes using blended learning and to document the process that a VET provider must follow when converting an existing accredited program to a blended model.

Program:

1. Blend4VET project - presentation, the impact on changing the curriculum

2. Presentation of Tartu Vocational Education Center

3. Digital blended learning tools, student assessment

4. What blended learning models (flipped classroom, station rotation) are suitable for different specialties - examples, case studies, tools

5. Q&A


«Digitalization and VR technologies at Roskilde Technical VET College» (Denmark)
Date – December, 18 at 1 PM CET

Speaker – Pernile Bjerre, International Coordinator and Project manager at Roskilde Technical VET College

Roskilde Technical VET College offers training in construction, environmental, media and training in automotive, metalworking, plumbing and electricity. The college has 2825 students and 410 teachers.

Program:

1. Steps to digitalization at Roskilde Technical VET College

2. How digital learning is done - digital instruments and simulation models

3. VR / AR technology at Roskilde College

4. Q&A
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