Critical to the global competitiveness of European industries is a timely response to demands for new mandatory skills.
Greening Technical Vocational Education and Training is a short-termed demand of the industry related to quickly changing (production) technology. Therefore an industry driven European sustainable training module was developed within the European Steel Technology Platform ESTEP: Greening Technical Vocational Education and Training GT VET. This training modul for electrical and mechanical technicians has to be seen as a blueprint for other industries and technical professions. It will be developed further continuously. At the moment the adoptation and modification to the small and medium sized enterprises of the automotive sector is tested: GREEN STAR: GREEN Skills for enterprises Sustainable Training for Automotive suppliers Cluster.
EU countries (
Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom )
The innovation process (concept, development, implementation, diffusion) is supported, made by companies, research institutions and the social partners. Concerning the automotive cluster implementation and diffusion also regional, public authorities are involved.
Link to H2020 SI Priorities
Eco-solutions to reduce raw materials use
Resource efficient sustainable lifestyles
Awareness on raw materials shortage
Raw materials conscious sustainable lifestyle
Climate change mitigation solutions
Organisational / Business model - Improvement of the organisational and personell development within the company by raising awareness and capabilities for sustainable production processes through greening technical professions.
Product / Process - via social behaviour and green skills of technical professions at the workplace and in the production process the reduction of resources and emissions, the waste of raw material is improved at the workplace
timely and responsive implementation of new mandatory skills
development of ongoing and responsive training pathways by focusing on skills for environmental sustainability
develop a model of an industry driven and run European sustainable training module
continuously identifying and anticipating environmental impacts in everyday work of skilled workers
integration of new skill demands in the formal Vocational Education and Training Systems
adaptation and transfer to other technical VET professions and production industries (done recently by the GREEN STAR project of the automotive supplyer industry)
The SI process was initiated within the Working Group "People" of the European Steel Technology Platform ESTEP. In this working group (consisting of representatives from the personnel development departments of steel companies, universities and research instituts, and unions) the recent demands of the European Steel Companies concerning Human Resources are discussed continuously. One result was the lack of green skills in the steel companies. Therefore a proposal was made for the Lifelong Learning Programme - Leonardo da Vince which was successfull and funded by the European Commission.
SI Factors of success
Social - The training module is straightly related to awareness and activities of technical workers at the workplace and technical apprenticees.
Primary - TUDO is a member of the ESTEP, coordinated the project GT-VET and is representing the innovation giver for a follow-up transfer of innovation project in the automotive suplyer industry (GREEN STAR).