DRONES@STEAM

Fostering digital Transformation in VET schools and creating new job prospects in the labour market

Target Groups

VET trainers/teachers & VET students.

Aim

Envourage VET students to pursue STEM related professions, equip them with relevant skills through DRONE technology.

Duration

March 2022 - June 2024

PROJECT AIMS

Drone technology stands out as fun and practical equipment for the contemporary classrooms, experiments, and exploration. Drone technology is a fascinating way to introduce students to STEM related professions, equip them with relevant skills and thus cover the gaps reported in the labour market to meet the new job creation arising. At the same time, it blends together all STEM fields such as maths and physics, electrical and mechanical engineering and computer science. It promotes other employability skills needed in the 21st century such as problem-solving, group work, leadership, creativity and initiative.

 

The key competences to be promoted as part of the project are:

  • high digital skills which appear to be missing from VET curricula and are currently needed to enter the labour market and be included in VET job profiles
  • targeted ‘wide and deep’ digital competences and the use of technologies leading to the 4.0 industry.
  • job specific VET related skills for various fields and sectors which are not offered as work-based learning opportunities or include danger or hazards for the workers.

Meet the partners involved in the project!

The creative team behind the project

THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE PROJECT

Background

The widespread pandemic of COVID-19 has significantly interrupted the traditional training and education, as well as VET education, throughout Europe and the whole world. The current situation is forcing European educators to adapt in a short time interval towards digitising their classroom.

Digitalisation and industry 4.0 are perhaps the most important drivers behind the profound transformation of the labour market, the way people work and the new digital skills required to meet the needs of the digitalised market. VET is valued for fostering job-specific and transversal skills, facilitating the transition into employment. Boosting digital skills at all levels helps increase growth and innovation and build a fairer, more cohesive, sustainable and inclusive society.

News

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Erasmus Days Festival – Emphasys Centre

On the 15th of October 2022, Emphasys Centre presented the Erasmus+ KA2 project: DRONES@STEAM: Fostering digital transformation in VET schools and creating new job prospects in the labour market at the Erasmus Days Festival 2022 event at Eleftherias Square, in Nicosia, Cyprus. The event was organised by the Lifelong Learning Institute and the Youth Board…

Erasmus days UoC!

On the 14th of October 2022, the University of Crete presented DRONES@STEAM at the Erasmus Days 2022 outdoor open event “Let’s go to the square … with the schools”, Eleftherias Square, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, organized by the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete. Website https://dronesteam.eu #Erasmusdays2022#ErasmusDays#DRONESTEAM#drone#STEAM#KA2#ERASMUSPLUS

ERASMUS DAYS UoC – live stream

On the 13th of October 2022, University of Crete presented DRONES@STEAM at an Erasmus Days 2022 Online Educational Event organized by RDPSEA entitled “PDE of Attica and Erasmus Days 2022: Encouraging European Cooperation in School Education”. The Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs Mrs. Zetta Makri addressed her greetings and support for this event…