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

Encourage 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

CHECK OUT OUR LATEST NEWS!

Demo Week Event

From 29 January to 2 February 2024 the Computer Science Department, University of Crete organized the annual Demo Week Event for high school students. Our Department was visited by 25 schools all over Crete, and more specifically, by 883 high school students accompanied by approximately 40 of their teachers. They had the opportunity to attend…

The DRONES@STEAM Info Day!

The DRONES@STEAM Train the Trainer Info Day was held on Tuesday 23 January 2024. Teachers from all partner countries joined us online to learn more about the developed educational material, the pilot training at schools, and the hackathon competition.

The third transnational meeting

The 3rd Transnational Project Meeting of the Erasmus+ project DRONES@STEAM was held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece on 31 October-01 November 2023 and had a hybrid format. The meeting was hosted at the premises of the Computer Science Department, University of Crete. Learn more about the project: Website: https://dronesteam.eu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dronesteam/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@DRONESTEAM #DronesSteam#erasmusplus#erasmusplusproject