VIRTUS – Virtual Vocational Education and Training

Objectives

  • To mainstream virtual vocational education and training, providing certified modular learning outcomes in Europe and beyond
  • To exploit the VET potential in supporting job creation, productivity, competitiveness and innovation; linked primarily to regional skill needs in support of regional growth
  • To provide evidence-base for policy-making initiatives that promote virtual vocational education and training, in accordance with the European Policy Agenda regarding Adult Learning, Vocational Education and Training and the Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ET2020)
  • To open up a virtual infrastructure of education and training institutions to adult learning and provision of modular certified learning opportunities, Virtual Organisations (VO)

Activities

  • Establishing an innovative, virtual vocational education and training centre, which will provide appropriately designed modular certified courses in Modular Employable Skills (MES), corresponding to a wide range of circumstances such as regional growth potential and/or company restructuring
  • Developing Training Material and Digital Content
  • Field-testing of the modular courses delivery via the VIRTUS Virtual VET Centre
  • Validating the acquired knowledge through certification on the basis of the ECVET standards

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Date of project

01/01/2016 – 31/12/2017

DG of reference

DG EAC, Erasmus+ Key Action (KA3): Support for policy reform, Prospective Initiatives Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects

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