Fostering digital Transformation in VET schools and creating new job prospects in the labour market
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
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.
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📢 On the 6th of May, the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete presented the DRONES@STEAM project to secondary education students and teachers, in conjunction with the 12th Digital Creations Student Festival (https://digifest.info) at the premises of the 1st VET Laboratory Center of Heraklion.
📢 The DRONES@STEAM project was presented during the Multiplier Event of the Erasmus+ project 3D2ACT, 16 May 2023, Heraklion, Greece. The event was attended by over 100 secondary education teachers and executives, many of which expressed their interest in participating in the pilot training at their schools. #DronesSteam #erasmusplus #erasmusplusproject
The DRONES@STEAM project was presented during the training activities of the “Blended mobility of VET learners” event of the Erasmus+ project 3D2ACT, 13-17 February 2023, Nicosia, Cyprus. The 46 participants of this event (including students & teachers of 7 different schools coming from 5 countries) were all very interested to hear about the educational prospects…