BIOTECH-GO VET Model
The BIOTECH-GO b-Learning Modes: Step-By-Step
Step 1: We distribute the content in topics / subtopics to fit professions / Competence Outcomes with respect to green abilities and EQF levels.
Step 2: We structure Learning Outcomes / Qualification Units scheme.
Step 3: We design Learning Outcomes (using the structured learning content from Step 2) with respect to: 5, 6 and 7 EQF levels.
Step 4: We arrange Qualification Units (using the structured learning content from Step 2) with respect to: EQF levels.
Step 5: We establish the ECVET grading scale (ECVET credit points).
The didactic approach
Learning outcomes are organized in units according to the qualifications needed in a particular area of activity.
Materials need to be rearranged to accommodate the changing role of educators from teachers to facilitators of learning. Thus, the structure of the learning material needs new models of units’ identification.
The BIOTECH-GO methodology is based on the definition of the content of a formal unit defined as a subject in the study curriculum. In the Learning Outcomes scheme, the unit represents a number of competencies required at completion of a study course.
In the context of an output–centered course description, a newly introduced unit has to cover knowledge and skills that are part of the daily work life. These practical competencies are incorporated into the Learning Outcomes Scheme.
BIOTECH-GO introduces 3 different modes of training: distance, part time and modular learning. The training is based on the need of up-to-date education in Bioinformatics and covers new content in this respect. It is organized in units functioning through an e-platform. The process follows special training through competence model published in 4 languages. The training supports the development of national and sectoral qualifications systems, using tools such as EUROPASS, ECVET and EQF.
The testing relies on cooperation work with representatives of target groups. It organizes approbation of the system for qualifications description and the mobility procedure for cross-organizational and multinational cooperation. The testing monitors the performance of training events and creates a set of documents regarding the certification procedure. It reviews feedback for project products applicability and relevance and carries out final tuning of the outcomes.
New job opportunities
New job opportunities emerge due to the EU recognition of qualifications acquired by the trainees in bioinformatics, especially in relation to establishment and operation of biotech SMEs. They are opened to nationals who embark on reintegration into the national economies after studying and working abroad. These job opportunities appear as a result of the cross-border mobility of trainers and employers due to the application of BIOTECH-GO training modes that offer scheme for transparency and better understanding of trainees' qualifications since the project supports recognition of respective qualifications in partner countries.