Train the Trainers
In 2022, the EITM funded VR-PLC acvity created introductory courses on PLCs and PLC programming. Instrucons and exercises on PLC programming were conducted in an interacve, virtual learning environment in which learners can manipulate the virtual environment and observe the effect of their program. Through the virtual environments, the needs for real PLC hardware are reduced, making it easier, more flexible and more affordable for parcipants to strengthen their skills.
In 2023, the consorum plans to build upon these results by expanding the programming exercises to intermediate and advanced levels, expand on topics like Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, preparing professionals and their companies for the digital transformaon.
To increase the impact in 2023, the project will focus on the train-the-trainer approach. Instead of approaching individuals, the project focuses on VET trainers and professionals who are then skilled to connue with the educaon of others.
New Partners in 2023
The team is looking forward to start collaborating with Kauno Kolegija Higher Education Institution (Kaunas Kolegija) and Lupio.
Kauno Kolegija Higher Education Institution
Kauno Kolegija Higher Education Institution is a multi-profile state higher education institution training specialists in technology, informatics, engineering, medicine, humanities, social, art, education, business and public management, law, and agricultural sciences.
The institution is guided by a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and graduates get a professional bachelor’s degree with the acquired qualification.
The study programmes are designed in a way that the students acquire strong theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills during the study period. Practical training makes up at least one-third of the study programme.
Kauno Kolegija focuses on the goal of modern studies, therefore the provisions of active learning are followed. Lecturers use interactive knowledge transfer methods in their lectures in order to convey knowledge as comprehensively as possible and to take into account the changing learning habits and technological achievements of students.
For several years, Kauno Kolegija has implemented and developed a quality management system that links internal quality analysis with the conclusions of external experts on the quality of teaching, the modernity of the study programmes learning bases, and feedback from graduates and employers.