The European ENGINITE project invites the submission of applications of interest by graduate engineers and industries/companies/organizations to participate in a postgraduate Vocational Education and Training (VET) programme, which will be held during 2018-2019.
The postgraduate VET programme will be based on Problem Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy and will combine advanced applied academic topics with hands-on aspects, in order to endorse the knowledge and skills of graduate engineers, preparing them for the industry of the 21 st century. Via a PBL approach to training, the ENGINITE postgraduate VET programme will contribute to the development of career and employability skills of the new engineers – among others: innovation, entrepreneurial skills, efficient quality, health and safety management, problem solving, communication and presentation skills – while it will also enhance their technical knowledge in critical fields of engineering. Upon the completion of the postgraduate VET programme, participants will be able to enter the labor market, lead multidisciplinary teams, and provide added- value and substantial contribution to their workplace.
The postgraduate VET programme is addressed to graduate engineers with a degree in biochemical, chemical, electrical, electronic, environmental, food, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, safety engineering and/or of a relevant field. Eligible will also be Chemists and Food Technicians graduates. In particular, the target group for the postgraduate VET programme includes:
- Graduate Engineers, who seek for a job and/or who wish to follow a postgraduate/vocational
- Junior Engineers, who are partly-employed and/or working in a different field and wish to follow a postgraduate/vocational training programme.
In the program, Industrial Partners in the engineering sector are going to provide internship
placements and the following categories are welcome and eligible:
- Companies which seek for professional graduate/ junior engineers for employment
- Companies which experience lack of innovative ideas and seek for talented engineers, who are able to provide solutions to existing problems and/or promote new ideas/products towards helping the companies to enhance their competitiveness and further grow
Description of the postgraduate VET programme
The postgraduate VET programme will have a total duration of 6 months and will be composed of two parts:
Part One (3 months)
Eight experiential training courses will be provided aiming at the development of (a) employability enhancement & managerial (soft) skills [4 courses]. and (b) technical knowledge enhancement [4 courses]. In particular, the courses will be based on the model of Problem-Based Learning. Each course will last for one day online and a week face to face and will be implemented through a blended model based on the use of an online learning platform combined with face-to-face meetings. All the courses will be delivered by experts, practitioners, and experts in the field.
Part Two (3 months)
Structured internship via the placement of the graduate engineers in Industrial Partners/Companies for accelerating their hands-on experiences in the industry and consolidating the technical knowledge/soft skills which will be gained during the first part of the program. In particular, during the internship, the engineering graduates will have the opportunity (a) to become familiar with the operations, equipment, process of the companies/industrial units which will be placed in, (b) to work on small-scale projects as indicated by their mentors and company representatives, and (c) to work on self-initiated projects/proposals in collaboration with their mentors and company representatives.
More information about the application forms can be found in the following links: