The PoVE Water project dissemination goes on at the EfVET Roundtables
Two Roundtables sessions, each of 30 minutes, about PoVE Water project were organised during the EfVET event in Berlin gathering over 60 participants from 12 European countries. Pilot PoVE Water is a transnational project that draws on existing and emerging vocational competences and skills needs in the water sector. The goal was to introduce EfVET participants into the subject of the project: Centres of Vocational Excellence and virtual Platform.
Twelve different partners pertaining to VET institutions; the water industry; research centres; higher education; (semi-) governmental institutions and water sector representatives from 5 regions have worked together to pilot an innovative approach to support of growth, competitiveness, and innovation of the water sector. The project served as a testing platform to understand how different players with direct or indirect interest in the water sector can collaborate to ensure a qualified and dynamic workforce. Furthermore, this pilot project was critical in establishing the basis and fundamentals for a scaled-up platform of vocational excellence in water that extends beyond the project. The aim is that the platform grows organically and is sustainably after the end of the project.
Also, PoVE Water established itself through the strong connections between water sector, educators, and students regionally and across Europe. The fulcrum bringing these stakeholders together lies with strong link between the industry needs and programmes of study. Ten representatives from every stakeholder from each partner country (United Kingdom, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Czech Republic) evaluated the current state of play in their region.
All those who attended the roundtables were invited to visit the website. The participants were impressed by the excellence of PoVE Water and they are looking forward to receiving updated materials and additional information.
The project created the infrastructure necessary to embed vocational excellence in the water sector in Europe.