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GT VET Greening Technical VET - industriAll
GT VET
Greening Technical VET – Sustainable Training
Module for the European Steel Industry
industriAll Steel Committee
Luxembourg, 22-23 October 2012
Enrico Gibellieri
industriAll Senior Adviser and Steel Expert
Abstract of GT VET
• Vocational education and training (VET) aims to equip people with
skills and competencies in order to fulfill a specific profession
(skilled workers).
• The increasing relevance of environmental issues in steel
production requires appropriate skills and competencies from
workforce members - particularly from skilled technical workers.
• The project evaluates how national systems of VET meet the
future requirements of sustainable “green” competencies and
awareness in the European steel industry and bridges the gap by
developing a European training module.
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Background of GT VET
Developments and Trends
• Sustainable environmental protection is important for the European
steel industry.
• Increasing effects on steel companies from EU-wide environmental
legislation.
• Harmonization of legislation in Europe seeks to prevent pollution
and secure occupational health and safety.
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GT VET Objectives
• identify impacts of environmental legislation in everyday work on skilled
workers in the steel industry.
• match demands of steel industry with the VET system.
• investigate the scope for the development of ongoing and responsive
training pathways.
• develop a model of an industry-driven European training module, focusing
on skills for environmental sustainability (for electric/electronic and
mechanical technicians).
• adapt and test the module in four steel companies and member states.
• use the example of electric/electronic and mechanical technicians to
transfer results to other professions.
• use the example of the steel industry to transfer results to other
production industries.
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Project assumptions
There is a need for a European training module to empower green
awareness and green skills in technical apprentices and skilled
workers, because we assume
• greening of steel production will remain a mega-trend.
• similar skills required for steel workers, irrespective of the system
and pathway of vocational training.
• in future national training systems for blue collar workers must
comprise green skills.
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Partnership:
Steel Companies and Research Institutes
• Germany:
sfs – TU Dortmund (Coordinator)
ThyssenKruppSteel Europe AG, Duisburg
• Poland:
Instytut Metalurgii Żelaza IMZ, Gliwice
ArcelorMittal Poland S.A., Dabrowa Górnicza
• Italy:
Istituto per la Cultura e la Storia d'Impresa ICSIM, Terni
ThyssenKrupp Acciai Speciali Terni AST, Terni
• UK/Wales:
Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Tata Steel UK, Port Talbot
• Strategic Partners (Dissemination and Valorisation):
European Steel Association EUROFER, Brussels
industriALL, Brussels
• External Evaluation:
VFA – Development and Innovation Consultants, Athens
Jean-Claude Charbonnier (Consultant)
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Relevance of GT VET
• in line with European politics:
• lifelong learning strategy
• new skills for new jobs initiative
• EU 2020 strategy
• Lisbon strategy
• in line with EU environmental directives (IPPC, GHS, REACH, …),
national and company guidelines and recommendations
• in line with current steel industry requirements: recruitment and
training
• improving European and national VET-systems.
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Consecutive Work Plan
WP 1 (sfs): Management and Coordination
WP 2 (IMZ):
Industry Driven Analysis of Job
Requirements
WP 7
(EUROFER/ESTEP):
Dissemination
WP 3 (SOCSI):
Analysis of VET Systems Reflecting
Anticipated Future Requirements
WP 4 (TKSE):
European Training Module
WP 5 (ICSIM):
National Adaptation and Pilot
Testing
WP 8 (EMF):
Sectoral, National and
European Exploitation
WP 6 (sfs):
Implementing a Sectoral Comprehensive European Framework
WP 9 (VFA): Evaluation and Quality Assurance
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Summary of Key Findings
(Framework Research WP2 / WP3)
Ecological legislation mainly affects investments in technical improvements
 green skills are mainly conveyed by new operating instructions
 green skills are understood to be the ability to run defined operating cycles,
there is a lack of sustainable green expertise, know-how and awareness
No vocational system analysed reflects the increasing importance of green
issues in industries
 green skills and green awareness are completely absent in some vocational
systems and barely touched upon in others
 only the use and disposal of waste and some substances are taken into
account
There is no systematic training for green skills and awareness for technical
apprentices
 no defined learning target for environmental issues in technical apprenticeships
in the member states
 green awareness is primarily assessed as being important to meet future
requirements
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European Training Module
• Approach:
• Develop new/enrich existing projects, training with green
aspects/perspective
• Promote cooperation between all learning venues (vocational
school, training centre, production site)
• Required didactics:
• strong emphasis on strengthening green awareness
• learning outcomes must be tangible
• cognitive and manual learning as well as learning by doing
have to be combined
• create useful work pieces which foster sustainable learning
• learning has to be action oriented
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GT VET Green Skills Definition
Green skills for technical VET in the European steel industry are:
• technical skills and appropriate awareness for environmentally sustainable
behaviour
• to prevent and reduce negative impacts on the individual and environment
(neighbourhood, employees, air, water and ground)
• caused or initiated by operations and work in and around steel production
This comprises knowledge, abilities and attitudes:
• to save and reduce input of resources, particularly energy and raw materials
• to prevent and reduce emissions, pollution and noise
• to utilize, store and dispose of waste materials in a manner that conforms
with best practice environmental procedures and understands the
consequences of nonconformity
• to understand the value, impact and lifecycle of resources and materials
• to keep track of current standards and best available techniques
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Matrix:
Learning Fields / Knowledge Levels
Basic
Understanding
knowledge
of
backgrounds
and contexts
Experience Process
based
oriented
competence expertise
Save and reduce input
of resources:
Energy reduction
Save and reduce input
of resources:
(Raw) Materials
Emission prevention
and reduction: Noise
Handling, storage,
removal of waste:
Hazardous
substances
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Curricula and Green Skills Reference
• A varied set of policies and practices (curricula) exist
leading to different levels of competence, skills and
knowledge across the case study countries
• Main challenges:
– changing (environmental) workplace cultures – driven by efficiency
imperatives → improving actions, saving money
– sections and managers determine levels of relevance
– ‘trickle down’ of wider policy goals
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Objectives of the
European Training Module
• Green skills for technical VET in the European steel industry:
– technical skills and appropriate awareness for environmentally sustainable
behaviour
– to prevent and reduce negative impacts on the individual and environment
(neighbourhood, employees, air, water and ground)
– caused or initiated by operations and work in and around steel production.
• Knowledge, abilities and attitudes:
– to save and reduce input of resources, particularly energy and raw materials.
– to prevent and reduce emissions, pollution and noise.
– to utilize, store and dispose of waste materials in a manner that conforms with
best practice environmental procedures and understands the consequences of
nonconformity.
– to understand the value, impact and lifecycle of resources and materials.
– to keep track of current standards and best available techniques.
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National Testing and Adaptation
• Implementation of the developed sub-modules in the involved steel
companies
• Feedback workshops, interviews with trainers, teachers, trainees,
production managers
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Integration in the education and
training program
• The learning level/modules were integrated in the normal education
and training program of the companies and schools, by using (given)
leeway
• Level 1 and 2: background and context information for the electrical
and mechanical technicians in a more “class room” atmosphere
• Level 3: different tasks for electrical and mechanical technicians
• Level 4: project work if possible in cooperation with the workers and
management of production areas
• Teachers of middle, technical or vocational schools were informed
and asked to create additional and deepening theoretical and practical
background inputs
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General Assessment
The sub-modules fit to the training program of the companies and
schools and create a clear added value:
•
The trainees would like to have a similar module in their traineeship again.
•
The trainers (steel company) and teachers (schools) will use (parts of) the
training module in their regular training program.
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The developed GT VET training module is seen as a link for short-termed
reaction to technological changes
GT VET training module
training
Technological change
company
school
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GT VET training module
training
Technological change
company
school
To be done
• Cross-testing: the sub-modules will tested in each participating
member state (resp. VET-system).
• Checking how the training module can be implemented in the
curricula and present training procedures in several education and
training venues (primary vocational schools and companies) of
each participating member state
• Checking the added value of credit points (ECVET). How can the
module be used in addition to present systems of VET (continuous
vocational training)?
• Dissemination and valorisation: Transfer (possibilities) to other steel
companies, other production sectors, other professions, other
member states.
• Final Conference: to be foreseen in February 2013
Policy Requirements
• Flexible ways and leeway to include industry driven modules of
VET
• Overarching European wide learning objectives based on an
industry related European definition of green skills
• ECVET as a European wide and accepted certification of the
training modules
• Cooperation and involvement of companies and vocational
schools at the regional level, where people live, work and learn
• Production industries should be considered in European advanced
manufacturing activities and strategies much more
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