Nätverk Westum deltar under 2022-2023 som partner i ett Erasmus KA2-projekt tillsammans med utbildningssamordnare från 9 andra länder i Europa kring kompetensutveckling för personal som jobbar med yrkesutbildning med fokus på undervisning om hållbarhet, med projektnamnet “New European Network for the Green Skills in Vocational Education and Training”, kort GreenVETnet.
Se även projektet ”GreenVETnet” på https://www.westum.se/#aktuella-projekt eller https://sakky.fi/fi/greenvetnet
I samband med projektgruppens möte i Groningen 13-14 december 2022 genomfördes även ett studiebesök på EnTranCe (Centre of Expertise Energy
på Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Zernike Groningen) som en av projektpartner – Mike Lyons från Cork ETB (Irland) – sammanfattat på engelska:
”On the first day of our Erasmus+ transnational meeting, having once again found our feet and reacquainted ourselves at the morning meeting of the visit to Groningen, we visited EnTranCe, Centre of Expertise Energy at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Zernike near Groningen in the afternoon. This centre makes a huge contribution as a learning, practice-oriented, knowledge community exploring multiple possibilities for robust, resilient and sustainable energy supply methodologies. Through high quality applied research and education, participants at that facility stimulate sustainable start-up innovations in collaboration with citizens, companies, students, civil society organizations and governments. Using the slogan ‘People in Power’, EnTranCe strives for engagement in the energy transition to realise a more sustainable society.
We visited multidisciplinary teams of students from all backgrounds and disciplines who were busy designing, building and testing sustainable energy, transport, packaging and food systems to tackle climate change, energy and food security as well as waste management with a view to restoring biodiversity and improving human health on planet earth. Each of the team’s members play to each other’s strengths, talents, skills and abilities. There is no room for slackers or passengers as the work is high stakes and everybody must pull their weight. The atmosphere in the centre was invigorating and inspiring and the GreenVETnet group left the facility very impressed with the young people we spoke to. The future is in very safe hands based on what we saw and heard there. Sustainability is difficult to achieve and the participants are not naïve. They know that there are, no short cuts and many setbacks along the way. However, that didn’t seem to dampen enthusiasm or the appetite to take risks to push forward. We even met a team that were designing and building a solar powered car to compete in a 3000km race in Australia. The visit was very informative and highlighted what can be done when the opportunity to pursue technology for a sustainable future.”
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