Vocational training faces great challenges EU-wide given the increasing globalisation, technology and sustainability aspects such as climate protection and alternative energies. New technologies and research results in the area of electromobility demand additional skills, which now go beyond the traditional image of the vocational school. At the same time, vocational training must become more appealing for young people – above all also through new forms of learning and improving the permeability to academic education. It is this area which our project “Learning e-Mobility Plus“ starts with. The aim is to demonstrate examples of opportunities for vocational schools, academia/research and business practice to cooperate and establish a mutual transfer of experience and knowledge. Joint development of innovative learning environments is at the fore, which can be implemented to meet technological demands, promote cross-sector skills (in this case electro-motor vehicle-IT) and in the process interlock vocational training more closely with universities/research.
In the project “Learning e-Mobility Plus“, 9 partners from Germany, Poland and Italy are cooperating. In all 3 EU countries, electromobility is currently experiencing a strong burst of development. With the “knowledge partnership” of vocational training, universities and business, the central actors are represented in the project in order to develop a practical learning environment for vocational schools and an EU-wide applicable example of a cooperation model for the technology of the future, e-mobility.