Projects Under Implementation

Erasmus+ project “Safe practice is a life warranty”
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Klaipėda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre together with other two Lithuanian partners successfully implemented a 24 month duration Erasmus+ project “Safe practice is a life warranty”, project No. 2015-1-LT01-KA102-013094.

Through the project 27 students studying building restorer, decorator and furniture maker specialities from Klaipėda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre, Šilutė Tourism and Business Service School, and Kaunas City Social Service Centre had an opportunity to perform industrial-training practice free of charge at:

  • INFEBA organization in Germany;
  • NEW SERVICE organization in Italy;
  • TRIBEKA training lab organization in Spain.

During the industrial-training practice practical and theoretical knowledge of students were improved while ensuring work safety in the object, work places and with machinery/equipment. It is also taught to effectively apply aids of technical progress while protecting yourself and the health of other employees. Only duly prepared employees equipped with efficient and duly maintained equipment and materials are able to work more productively and perform higher quality work, as well as present more economical benefits.

Through the implementation of the project students acquired new professional knowledge which can be applied in their future employment. They had an opportunity to show the knowledge they acquired during their training and also exchange experiences with the students from other countries. The skills acquired by the students were treated as a part of the training programme and they received Europass mobility documents confirming their training.

According to the students it is a great opportunity to improve not only their vocational practical knowledge, but social, cultural and foreign language competences as well. Thanks to the present project students feel more confident, receptive and free in communication.

Period of project implementation: 1st June 2015 – 31st May 2017.

Budget of the project: 51744 Eur.

For more information about the project contact us at: egle.radziene@klaipedosgpmc.lt.

The present project is financed by European Commission with the sponsorship from “Erasmus+” programme funds, that is administrated by Education Exchanges Support Foundation in Lithuania. The present work represents only the authors viewpoint therefore the Commission cannot be considered responsible for any usage of information presented in it.

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“Erasmus+” programme second main action strategical partnership project “Development of Sectoral Qualification Descriptors for EQF level 5”

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On the 1st of November 2016 Klaipėda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre started the implementation of “Erasmus+” programme second main action strategical partnership project “Development of Sectoral Qualification Descriptors for EQF level 5”, project No. 2016-1-LT01-KA202-023178.

Project implementation period: 1st November 2016 – 31st October 2018.

Main aim of the project:
Create qualification descriptions for different sectors to allow the development of qualifications recognized on an international level, which are required by modern-day labour market.

Anticipated project results and their effect:
With the present project it is aimed to improve the transition between vocational training and higher education and also different qualification levels, thus allowing learning and working individuals seek higher qualification and realize lifelong learning objectives.
European Qualification Structure Level 5 qualification study performed by European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) in 2014 showed, that the present level qualifications play an important role in improving the labour market access, ensures career growth and further learning continuity while moving to higher education studies. Level 5 qualifications are especially attractive to those having vocational training qualifications and work experience, as the opportunity to improve qualifications referring to achievements is provided while learning at the workplace. At the moment there are no level 5 qualification providing programmes in Lithuania as well as in some project partner countries, however their development is anticipated in the nearest future. Therefore it is very important to have a clear definition of the kind of the present level qualifications that are requested by the employers and learners and what could be offered by vocational training providers considering sector particularity.

Intellectual products created during the project implementation:

  1. Perform a comparative study of international experience to find out what level 5 sectoral qualification descriptions could be, what type of qualifications fall into level 5 in different countries and what documents define this process.
  2. Discover expectations and needs of the main social partners (first of all employers, and also training institutions and the learners) for having level 5 qualifications in project partner countries.
  3. Prepare level 5 qualification descriptions in the chosen sectors of economic activity.
  4. Develop a pilot level 5 training programme in the sector of services.

Project partners:

  • Public Institution Vilnius Jeruzalem Labour Market Training Centre;
  • Public Institution Karalius Mindaugas Vocational Training Centre;
  • Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre;
  • Essenia UETP – University and Enterprise Training Partnership s.r.l., Italy;
  • Fundación Laboral del Metal, Spain;
  • Esprominho, Portugal.

The first international meeting of the project partners took place in Vilnius 25th-26th January 2017

The second international meeting of the project partners took place in Italy 12th-13th June 2017

For more information about the project contact us at: egle.radziene@klaipedosgpmc.lt.

The present project is financed by European Commission with the sponsorship from “Erasmus+” programme funds that is administrated by Education Exchanges Support Foundation in Lithuania. The present work represents only the author’s viewpoint therefore the Commission cannot be considered responsible for any usage of information presented in it.

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Project “Lithuanian Qualification System Development. Stage 1”

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Klaipėda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre is a partner in the implementation of the project “Lithuanian Qualification System Development. Stage 1” financed by European Social Fund, project code 09.4.1-ESFA-V-734-01-0001.

The project is implemented by Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre together with partners – associated business structures (Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Lithuanian Confederation of Employers, Lithuanian Business Confederation) and Klaipėda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre.

Aim of the project is to form contemporary vocational training and adult education content basing on the structure of Lithuanian qualifications, develop new vocational standards and modular vocational training programmes, implement them and prepare interactive electronic teaching tools.

In the present project the Centre is a partner responsible for the 5th level Lithuanian Qualification Structure vocational training programme development and implementation.

During the implementation of the project the following 5th level Lithuanian Qualification Structure programmes are intended to be developed:

  • Decorator-mounter foreman,
  • Bricklayer foreman,
  • Facade thermal insulator foreman,
  • Welder foreman,
  • Roofer foreman,
  • Vehicle technical maintenance foreman.

Having prepared aforementioned programmes selection of persons wishing to learn under 5th level Lithuanian Qualification Structure modular programmes is intended at the same time evaluating their experience, and also training these persons under prepared programmes and rendering a Foreman qualification of 5th Lithuanian Qualification Structure level.

While preparing the programmes the Centre is closely collaborating with Lithuanian Builders Association, Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions, and companies of western Lithuania region.

During the period of project implementation the round table discussions are being organized (public consultations) with an aim to discuss the projects of the programmes being prepared with the organizations and persons concerned in order to receive suggestions, recommendations, find sollutions to problems that would meet the needs of all parties concerned, to share the know-how and encourage the participation of social partners in the process of development of module vocational training programmes and training tools.

Results of Lithuanian qualification system development that will be reached during the present project implementation will help solving the problems of Lithuanian qualification system development and precondition a faster economic and social development of the country; also they will encourage lifelong learning, and increase vocational training and adult education attractiveness and conformity to labour market needs.

Period of project implementation: 05-12-2016 – 05-06-2020.

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