Vocational Excellence is fostered through Centres of Vocational Excellence Water (CoVE Water) operating at regional and/or national level embedding Vocational Education closely in the regional innovation ecosystems around Water, working with water technology businesses, chambers of industry and commerce, tertiary education, research institutions, public authorities, companies etc.

The local, regional, national partners together develop the set of services and actions that improve VET curricula and teaching and learning methods. In a CoVE Water, knowledge of market needs (demand side) push for relevant VET curricula and qualifications (supply side). CoVE Water actively involve actors of the national/regional ‘knowledge triangle’ concerning water technology.

Five CoVE’s are set up and developed further in all participating countries. The CoVE’s follow the principles of the Hybride Learning Environment and share the following features:

CoVE Water Blueprint & Toolkit

A Center of Vocational Excellence brings together schools, companies and governmental organisations in a specific region and sector, the so-called skills ecosystem. Since each region is different, with its own issues, developments and cultural aspects, there is no one-size fits all solution. Instead, each Center of Vocational Excellence has its own development process, tailored towards the skills ecosystem the Center is operating in.

Nevertheless, the Platform of Vocational Excellence Water has developed a roadmap towards a Center of Vocational Excellence, outlining various phases all Centers will have to go through. On this page you find these steps, with tools for each phase. This roadmap is based on the experience of the Platform of Vocational Excellence during the development of our five region Centers of Vocational Excellence and the pan-European Platform of Vocational Excellence Water.

The 5 CoVE Water

Five CoVE’s will be set up or further developed in all participating countries (including actors of the national/regional ‘knowledge triangle’ concerning water technology). The CoVE’s follow the principles of the Hybride Learning Environment.

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