Workplace-integrated learning for technical specialists with a vocational background

Employees who started their careers with vocational training – in many countries in the form of dual training – can progress to level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). In many companies, experience shows that once established at this level, this group of employees rarely progresses professionally beyond it. However, such development may correspond to a desire for advancement, but it may also be a necessary reaction to changes in the world of work (e.g., “digitization,” “Industry 4.0”), in which tasks for the middle qualification level are often lost. However, the next higher positions are usually filled by people who have higher academic qualifications; in the case of technical professions, these are mostly engineers.

The aim of the project is therefore to develop qualification paths and strategies for the target group of technical specialists with dual training that enable them to develop at an academic level without having to apply for a full course of study. Instead, the aim must be to design and implement workplace-integrated ways of developing competencies. Concepts for this approach are to be developed and tested, which will then be disseminated in the partner countries and beyond. In the long term, this should open up additional pathways for professional development.

All learning cards for self-organized learning on project management can be found on our open learning platform:


Contacts

Florian Schinder

You can reach Florian Schinder on the following channels:

Bente Nørgaard

You can reach Bente Nørgaard on the following channels:

Oscar Helfferich

You can reach Oscar Helfferich on the following channels:


Partner


Intellectual Outputs

Here you can find the Intellectual Outputs (IOs) of the ALTEF project. They are all available in English and German, except for IO 1 with a summary on competence development in the workplace.

IO 1 – Competence development at the workplace
IO 2 – The “Agile Learning” Approach
IO 3 – A guide for coaches
IO 4 – A guide for employers
IO 6 – Learning cards on the topic of “change” in project management
IO 7 – Learning cards on sustainability in project management
IO 8 – Learning cards for intercultural project management

Meeting

Kick-Off

Kick-off meeting of the ALTEF project in Berlin

Date: 09 – 10.10.2017

Venue: Sustainum Institute Berlin

Transnational project meeting

International project meeting of ALTEF partners.

Date: 26 – 27.02.2018

Venue: Aalborg University

Multiplier event

Multiplier event and transnational project meeting

Date: 19 – 20.09.2018

Venues:

SEFI Conference Copenhagen

Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus

Multiplier event

Multiplier event and transnational project meeting

Date: 21 – 22.03.2019

Venues:

OTIP Campus, Woerden

LOI, Leiderdorp

Transnational project meeting

International project meeting of ALTEF partners.

Date: 08. till 09.07.2019

Venue: Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus

Training activity

Training activity on the use of flashcards with international students as part of a summer school.

Date: 02. till 13.09.2019

Venue: Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin


Closing event

Closing event of the ALTEF project in Berlin

Date: 09 – 10.10.2017

Venue: Sustainum Institute Berlin


Funding notice

The project “Workplace Integrated Learning for Technical Professionals with Vocational Background (ALTEF)” was made possible by an EU grant from the ERASMUS+ program for strategic partnerships and is accompanied by the National Agency Education for Europe at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Germany