Transfer of innovative VET system in Wind Energy Technologies

TrainWind project proposes ICT-based training in WET to response to that demand and to offer target groups opportunity for professional development. European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has announced that it expects EU wind energy sector to create over 250,000 new jobs in the next decade. In Bulgaria/UK there is high demand for specialists in operation and maintenance in the sector. Official data states that each MW of installed capacity of wind power creates approximately 5 jobs for qualified staff. Thus, the demand for specialists in Wind Energy Technologies (WET) has increased by approximately 1500 people in Bulgaria.

Objectives TrainWIND project will transfer and adapt an innovative e-learning platform for training employees in Wind Energy Technologies (WET). Furthermore:

  • Analyze the needs and create stakeholders’ networks in WET
  • Provide ICT-based training programs (syllabus and courses) in WET
  • Provide training-oriented actions related to the “delivering a skills base relevant to working life”
  • Train skilled and motivated workers in WET
  • Implement ICT technologies in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and promote their use
  • Ultimately promote the usage of Renewable Energy

Impact

The implementation of the project will aim at:

  • Increasing e-learning capacity of each partner.
  • Creation of local and EU stakeholders’ networks in Wind energy sector.
  • Improved skills and a better access to the “world of work” for target groups.
  • Validation of acquired competencies
  • Increasing competitiveness of Wind energy sector.
  • Transfer of project experiences and practices between stakeholders in the sector.
  • Embedding partners’ national qualification structures in transparent EU VET system.
  • Influence towards the need and benefits of LLP.
  • Valorization of WET training.
  • Increasing partnership between Stakeholders and educational EU institutions.

Target Groups

  • Employees in wind energy sector, to adapt their abilities to the new WET and complement their professional development.
  • Young people in their formal training and education stage.

For more information please visit the Project Website.