Project goals and fields of work

The aim of Chemlab II is to establish an EU-certified training programme for chemical lab technicians in the participating countries (Germany, Greece, Poland and Turkey). In doing so, Chemlab II hopes to counteract the shortage of skilled workers and improve the opportunities of trainees on the employment market. The following stages are planned:

 

    The introduction of a standardised international qualification to enable the transnational exchange of trainees. In this way, trainees can also benefit from acquiring inter-cultural skills and language learning. Chemlab II also supports European partnerships for developing innovative learning and teaching materials within this framework.

    Trainee access to the European educational domain. Chemlab II guarantees that well-trained chemical lab technicians are available on the European employment market in order to meet the needs of the chemical industry. Chemlab II also offers a standardised alternative to the differing training systems for chemical lab technicians across Europe and helps combat youth unemployment.

    The expansion of the project to include universities, companies and competitors from other EU partner countries wishing to take part in the dual training system. The Chemlab I predecessor project has already achieved some good preparatory work: at the start of the project, there are companies in all 4 countries recruiting trainees according to this system. The Czech Republic too is interested in the project and Chemlab II is undertaking preparatory work for Georgia to become involved.

    The networking of firms, schools, universities, certifying bodies and political educational institutions in order to exchange ideas, identify new interested parties and improve the European training system overall. Other European countries should also be encouraged to join the Chemlab II project in order to reinforce and expand the existing network.

    The establishment of the ECVET credit system (European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training) which is currently still undergoing a test phase in terms of its transnational application. Like the ECTS system (European Credit Transfer System), this will enable trainees to collect points for completing standardised modules. It is already being applied successfully in other fields. The key to the ECVET system is the ability to prove knowledge, skills and competence through credit points. This enables the international comparison of teaching and the transnational exchange of trainees.

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EU Projekte- Chemlab II