which can be lethal when handled in the wrong way. Because of this reason, automotive companies/workshops are facing problems in safe maintaining, diagnosing and repairing this type of vehicles, since their staff is not (yet) competent. This means that current and future automotive technicians have to be trained on this new and dangerous technology.
Based on the search for available learning resources – results of LdV partnerships research (2011-1-DE2-LEO04-07891 1 & 2012-1 E2 LEO04-11732 2) – it can be concluded that there is a great need for training of the current and future (our VET students) automotive technicians and – hardly available training materials – on the subject of safe maintenance, diagnosis and repair of electrically propelled vehicles.
However, there is a solution. Our UK partner (Central College Nottingham) has a number of nationally recognized training modules available for automotive technicians in the field of safe maintenance, diagnosis and repair on electrically propelled vehicles. By transferring and further development of this – state of the art – innovative training package to our partners we can contribute to the solution of this problem: having skills workers in the field of automotive service and repair on electrically propelled vehicles. This has resulted in the LLP Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project ‘European Education for Electro-mobility (EEE)’. Project number: 2013-1-NL1-LEO05-12228 (see also http://www.adam-europe.eu/adam/project/view.htm?prj=10737).
Currently – within the partner countries – there is insufficient training and education materials available in the field of safe maintenance, repair and diagnosis of electrically propelled vehicles in order to prepare the current and future automotive technicians (our VET students) for this new technology.
Partners motivation is to support the development and delivery to the market of effective and safe training for electrically propelled vehicles (adoption in their curriculum) and increase in the capacity of high quality training provision to facilitate and stimulate growth in green motor vehicle usage throughout the EU. At the same time (while developing the training package) a significant number of
VET teachers and EQF level 4 VET students will be trained. We will also develop a European Reference Profile for Servicing Electrically Propelled Vehicles (ERP-SEPV) in terms of Learning Outcomes to promote international VET student training exchange including ‘tools’ for recognition of gained competences for VET students during their International training.
UK available curriculum (including the development ERP-SEPV in terms of Units of Learning Outcomes) will be used for Transfer Of Innovation to the rest of our partnership. The consortium will develop a – turn key – training package (in cooperation with their stakeholders (automotive companies)) based on the IMI available materials and ERP-SEPV.
The Website: http://eee-leonardo.eu/