Abstract  |  Background   |  Objectives   |  Result: Competence Matrix (Workpackage 2)  |  Result: Sustainable Matrix (Workpackage 3)   |
Result: Training Occupations (Workpackage 4)  |  Result: Learning Modules (Workpackage 5)   |  Partnership |  Transnational Activities  |
Impact  |  Dissemination

GeTinVET - Transnational Activities

First meeting

The first project meeting took place on November 27 and 28 at the Rhein Erft Energy Competence Center and the Adolf-Kolping Vocational College. In addition to the obligatory introduction, the focus of the project meeting was to familiarize all project participants with the complex subject matter. To this end, the partner institutions were given "homework" in advance: in order to better understand the field of activity of building systems technology and, above all, to become familiar with the system of the competence matrix, the partners were asked to define in advance, based on their experience, in which situations they believe specific cross-professional specialist skills are required. To this end, the German associated partner Adolf-Kolping-Berufskolleg provided two examples from the dual training system to illustrate the links between individual areas. These situations should serve as a stimulus for identifying further professional situations in the vocational training systems of the partner countries.


The examples could be divided into the following categories: Renewable energy, Heating and Cooling, Building automation and Toubleshooting.


The partners were not only asked to present their examples, but also to locate them in the basic structure of the existing skills matrix. This made the first aspects of networking clear. In addition, the procedure also promoted understanding of the VQTS-competence matrix for Building Service Engineering.




On the second day, the basic structure of the empirical study was developed.


Based on this basic structure, the specific schedule for work package 2 was determined and responsibilities defined. 


Second meeting


A lot has happened between the first meeting in Germany and the second meeting in Bilbao!

The results of work package 2 were finally discussed on the first day of the meeting. Firstly, the very comprehensive results of the empirical study were presented. The empirical study once again clearly confirmed the relevance of the project topic. The survey confirmed that over 90% of all companies surveyed already work together with other trades and that meaningful networking with other trades brings benefits for the companies surveyed. A lack of education and a lack of suitable skilled labour were cited as the biggest obstacles in this regard. This once again confirmed the relevance of the project topic for vocational training!



Another result of the survey was the presentation of the new skills matrix in the field of building systems technology. To this end, the qualification requirements specified by the companies were analysed and prepared as learning outcome units. The matrix was discussed with all partners and changes and additions were incorporated. We then initiated the mapping process together.
On the second day, the topic of sustainability was on the agenda. Based on the SDGs, the partner consortium agreed on a common definition of sustainability in building technology. Furthermore, questions for a second empirical study on the topic of sustainability were developed in cross-national group work.


The second meeting was once again a complete success!