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GT VET Greening Technical VET - Sustainable Training Module for the European Steel Industry


01. Januar 2011 bis 31. Dezember 2012



EU - Lifelong Learning Program - Leonardo da Vinci



Antonius Schröder



Dr. Christoph Kaletka



Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund

Tel.: +49 231 8596-283


Projektbeschreibung (kurz):

Greening Technical VET (GT VET) will be a pilot training module that will shorten the implementation of industry relevant qualifications in national VET systems, continuously. Using the example of greening technical professions and the steel industry it might become a blueprint for other industries and professions.



The main objective of the project is to develop a sustainable industry driven and coordinated European VET module for an ongoing and short termed implementation process of new skills. This will be piloted by the development of a training module on awareness and skills for a greener production and industry. Therefore it will be analysed how the environmental legislation determines the everyday work of skilled workers today and in the future using the example of the steel industry. Evaluating the impacts of European directives and the reflection of green issues within four European Steel companies and national VET Systems a European standard of learning outcomes will be defined to provide technical apprentices with green skills and awareness to meet the future requirements of the industry. After developing a European Training Module of greening technical VET adaption and pilot testing will take place in four steel companies embedded in four different national VET systems, in respect to the defined European learning outcomes. The activity oriented training module will be structured in such a way that it can be integrated into each national system of VET or used in addition to the existing system of VET (by matching the demands of industry with the VET system).


Projektbeschreibung (lang):

For global competitiveness of European industries a short term implementation of new mandatory skills within VET systems (national and industry related) is crucial. The project thus aims to investigate systematic ongoing and short termed training pathways by focusing on skills for ecological sustainability, which are a key for the global competitiveness of all European industries. As a model an industry driven and run European sustainable training module will be developed in correspondence with the national VET systems. With a partnership of steel companies and research institutes from each participating member state we aim to identify and anticipate the impacts of ecological legislation in everyday work of skilled workers both for today and future. Independent of the different VET system of the member states, VET practices and learning outcomes need to be evaluated with respect to ecological skills, expertise and awareness. Based on these insights a European training module will be developed to obtain identical European learning outcomes in the field of green skills and sustainable awareness within technical VET (focussing on preventing pollution and securing occupational health and safety. This module will be adapted and tested within four steel companies and member states (United Kingdom, Poland, Italy and Germany). Adjustment to each national system of VET will be made; learning outcomes will be evaluated with transferable credit points (ECVET). Using the example of the steel industry and the VET of industrial mechanics and electronic technicians the modules and its process of implementation could be checked for adaptation and transfer to other technical VET professions and production industries. Therefore, these modules and its tested implementation process could become a blueprint for short term and updating implementation (processes) of new skills in industry and into the VET system.


Methodisches Vorgehen:

The project will be carried out by research institutions and a strong involvement of steel companies, accompanied by the European social partners and the involvement of VET system relevant associated partners. Research institutions are responsible for the research driven work packages, assisted and supported by the practical knowledge of the steel companies. The training departments of the steel companies are developing and testing the training modules, assisted by the research institutions. The social partners are sharing the responsibility of valorisation (dissemination and exploitation), supported by the steel companies and research institutions. The work packages (beneath management and quality insurance):

  1. Industry driven analysis of job requirements
  2. Analysis of VET systems reflecting anticipated future requirements
  3. Development of the European training module
  4. National adapting and pilot testing
  5. Implementing a sectoral comprehensive European framework
  6. Dissemination, sectoral, national and European exploitation



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