Our cluster was represented at the dissemination day of the Green Wheels International Automotive Industry Skill Alliance, where the Cluster Manager held an introductory presentation of the cluster and mapped possible networking opportunities regarding education and training. The Green Wheels project – which innovative teaching methodology can be an example and the basis for the education and training activity of our cluster- aims to overcome the problem of “skill gap” in vocational training in the field of electric and hybrid vehicle technology.
The project, in partnership with automotive employers and professional regulatory organizations, is catalyzing the culture change in automotive and automotive vocational training with the introduction of learning outcomes based requirements. One of the main goals of the project is to expand the innovative set of teaching methods for teachers, develop teacher training and develop a mentoring system for teachers in the field. The new curriculum was introduced using the learning outcomes-based approach of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). The results of the project are: completed e-learning content, printed workbook, exam papers, online professional vocabulary, Blended Learning, ECVET-based curriculum description. These results – and especially the methodology – can be used in the educational strategy of our cluster.