The project’s consortium was comprised of 6 partners from 4 different European countries: Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus), Aalborg Universitet (Denmark), CUBEIE L.L.C (Cyprus), Technical University of Crete (Greece), GrantXpert Consulting (Cyprus), and Useful Simple Projects Limited (UK).
ENGINITE focused on the design, development and establishment of a new industrial-oriented postgraduate vocational training programme, which used synchronous methods to set a higher standard level for engineering training. In its essence, ENGINITE aimed at changing the way in which engineers are trained; in turn, industry and economy are benefited. At the same time, the existing gap between academia and industry was bridged by integrating ‘theory’ with ‘practice’ using the Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach for teaching and learning. Furthermore, ENGINITE strengthened the recruitment potential of the participants and leverages the industry’s quest for high qualified engineers. Thus, young engineers had the opportunity to enhance their competences and capabilities, apply their industrial-based knowledge provided so far and gain real working experience.
ENGINITE (Erasmus + KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training) project aims to develop an innovative vocational training programme which will use synchronous methods aiming to set a higher standard level for engineering training.
ENGINITE focuses on the design, development and establishment of a new industrial-oriented postgraduate vocational training programme that aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry and is targeted for graduate and junior engineers by integrating ‘theory’ with ‘practice’ using the Problem Based Learning approach to teaching and learning.
The ENGINITE training programme will last 6 months and will be divided into 2 parts:
(A) Intensive training programme which is focused on employability enhancement, managerial skills and technical knowledge (3 months),
(B) Structured internship for accelerating hands-on experiences in the industry (3 months).
The main aim of ENGINITE is to develop a new way of engineering training which will be able to be adopted and may be copied by other educational organisations; to enhance the technical knowledge and the practical experience of graduates and junior engineers; to create a community and bring industries and engineers closer; to strength the recruitment potential of the participants and leverage the industry’s quest for high qualified engineers.
Via ENGINITE, engineers will enhance their competences and gain real working experiences, while internship partners will meet and test the engineers’ strengths.
Start date: Nov 1, 2017
End date: Oct 31, 2019
EC Contribution: 219655 EUR
Priorities: Labour market issues incl. career guidance / youth unemployment; Enterprise, industry and SMEs (incl. entrepreneurship); New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses
- TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
- AALBORG UNIVERSITET
- LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG
- POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
- CUBEIE L.L.C.
- GRANTXPERT CONSULTING LIMITED
- Useful Simple Projects Limited (Think Up)