While investments are increasing significantly on Renewable Energy, after definition the target of 20% share of renewable energies in the EU's energy mix by 2020, the sector is suffering from "Skill Gaps" in all-over Europe. Moreover, there is no adequate provision of standardised vocational training addressing technicians and skilled workers in considerable number of European countries.This is indicating the fact that actors of vocational education must cooperate intensively to increase the quality of vocational education in that field. In order to meet mentioned needs, this partnership will be a platform to establish European Cooperation in vocational education of Renewable Energy Sector in partner countries with the participation of educational institutions, universities, and enterprises. Via project activities, partners will be able to experience the context of renewable energy sector and provided vocational education in partner countries. Besides, conducting field and literature researches, all the partners will make contributions to Country and Benchmark Reports which are the main outputs of the project. The Final Conference will also be good opportunity to disseminate knowledge and experiences acquired during the project.
Gathering all project information and experiences, this partnership is expected to lead partners to make follow up projects to produce several or all of the following products in decided renewable energy fields:
- analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirements,
- training curricula,
- teaching materials, kits
- transparency and certification