This web-base is information base for the MECCA project which includes
project information and resources.
MECCA project aims to validate a new pedagogical principle for organizing
and delivering in-company skills development, by establishing
new model(s) for delivering more cost- and time-efficient
in-company adapted mixed (blended) learning and training that
create new synergies for effective and pedagogical inclusion
of state of the art high quality real time visual collaboration
and communication tools into current training principles.
The basis for such a framework will be an innovative train
the trainer program facilitating virtual mobility in companies
and VET schools, by enhancing presence at a distance for instructors,
trainers, and staff.
The new blended virtual learning environment emphasizes pedagogical
use and inclusion of new crucial support services like structured
and targeted training of trainers, pedagogical mentoring,
stage management support, mediation of competence, etc.
Approach: The project objectives will be achieved through
the following activities:
- Design of educational content and a train the trainer
program facilitating virtual mobility for trainers and staff.
- Delivery of train-the-trainer courses to trainers of welding
companies, particularly SMEs, by using visual collaboration
tools, aiming at maximizing flexibility and reducing training
costs for the companies, thus increasing profits.
- Validation of a “standardized visual collaboration
environment” of VET trainers for the effective integration
of blended learning methodologies and presence at distance
for (in)company training environments.
- Provide level specific practices on the effective use
of coordinated and adapted visual communication and collaboration
services for (in)company training/ VET schools in the above
pedagogical setup, through an independent European information
base to be founded on an open educational network.
- Delivery of flexible blended train-the-trainer training
based on European standards for validation purposes. The
validation will include targeted (in)company course based
on standards covering specific educational needs These courses
will be based on training welders according EWF Guidelines
for getting diplomas as European Welder; Fillet Welder,
Plate Welder or Pipe Welder. It will also cover the needs
for training and retraining when certificates are going
to be issued and prolonged according the EN 287 standard
as well as EN - ISO 9606 suit of standards.
- Cost-effective cross sector exploitation through a business
plan targeting European companies. Financial models for
reducing the risk of ownership related to composite and
expansive equipment will be included.