Partners

SWC

South West College (SWC) is a Further and Higher Education College located in the South West region of Northern Ireland (NI) and typically has. Read More...

WATEROPLEIDINGEN

WWA is a leading institution providing training services to meet the actual training needs of employees in the water industry, a market which is. Read More...

PROMEA

PROMEA has expertise in the area of exploiting project generated results, delivering training to corporate clients as demonstrated with the commercial exploitation of the. Read More...

SummitSkills

SummitSkills is the Standard Setting Organisation for the building services engineering (BSE) sector. SummitSkills is employer-led and employer-owned – we work with the sector. Read More...

NILHR

The National Institute of Labour and Human Resources (NILHR) (www.eiead.gr) is a public body, operating under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Labour,. Read More...

CONAIF

CONAIF is a not-for-profit association that represents 90% of Spanish Plumbing Enterprises, most of them SMEs. Founded in 1979, CONAIF currently comprises 44 provincial. Read More...

The project is co-funded by the European Union. This website is an integrated action of the project AQUAVET, as part of the ERASMUS+ Programme. The information provided, reflects the views only of the author, while the European Union and the ERASMUS +Programme cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made.

© 2015-2017 Web site created by Agile Vendors. All rights reserved.

SWC (South West College)

South West College (SWC) is a Further and Higher Education College located in the South West region of Northern Ireland (NI) and typically has 20,000 enrolments each year with over 500 staff. SWC is graded as ‘Grade 1/Outstanding’, the only regional College in Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade and ranks among the top 4 colleges within the UK.

SWC are experts in Resource Efficiency and Sustainability delivering R&D support to approximately 150 SMEs annually and also deliver industry training and up skilling events such as energy efficiency and sustainable construction workshops. The College has recently opened a new Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST). The primary facility is based in Enniskillen and is comprised of the CREST Passive Pavilion and the R&D laboratory. The Passive Pavilion is an example of one of the most sustainable buildings in the UK and Ireland being built to achieve the Passive House, BREEAM Excellent and Carbon Neutral standards. The building is also an exemplar of best practice in energy generation and usage with the installation of an air-water heat pump, robotic tracked solar PV array and 40kW energy storage system. As such, it demonstrates a range of sustainable building practices and is key for demonstration and training in this area. Within the CREST facilities, staff are accessible to develop, demonstrate and test new technologies and show how these can be integrated practically and sensibly to achieve energy savings. The sustainability team at CREST have direct input into the design and development of new curriculum e.g. Level 3 Sustainable Construction, Level 3 Energy in Buildings for Sustainable Construction, Level 4 Diploma in Energy Efficient Buildings etc.

As a promoter of “green” practices and environmental friendly approaches in the construction sector, SWC regularly engage with a range of sector stakeholders in NI including the Department for Infrastructure, NI Water, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and Rural Development, Rivers Agency (Flood Defences), and the Department for the Economy.

ROLE OF SWC IN THE PROJECT

SWC will formulate the learning units and learning outcomes of the program and ensure compatibility with the National and European Qualifications framework and tools, contribute in the identification of training and skills requirements of the sector, participate in the development of a Memorandum of Understanding for the common recognition and exploitation of the project’s results, disseminate the policy recommendation report to policy makers and national authorities and organise a multiplier event and partner meeting in the UK.

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact Person: Dr Jill Cush
Address: South West College, Burn Road, Cookstown, Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT80 8DN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 28 82255223
E-mail: jill.cush@swc.ac.uk
Website: www.swc.ac.uk

WWA (Stichting Wateropleidingen)

WWA is a leading institution providing training services to meet the actual training needs of employees in the water industry, a market which is evolving and constantly changing. WWA constitutes a sustainable training concept with an international character on a practical level. Being a training institute owned by the water sector, the primary goal has always been to teach practical and up-to-date knowledge on all water related issues. Furthermore, working on a non-profit, non-loss basis guarantees a sustainable organization.
WWA was founded in 1993 by the most significant stakeholders in the industry such as the Vewin (Association of water companies in the Netherlands), KVWN (Royal Society for Waterworks Holdings in the Netherlands), KWR and the NVA (Dutch Association of Water) in order to meet the training demands arising from the evolution of the sector and equip professionals and employees with the necessary skills and competences.
WWA develops and organizes training courses for water professionals intended to meet the emerging training needs of employees in the water industry. The courses provided by the Academy are well known for their quality, technical knowledge and actual water know-how, combined with practical experiences and take place on vocational and academic levels. More particularly, WWA offers more than 100 training programs and courses in a wide range of thematic areas including water purification, sewage and urban water, water management and maintenance, health and safety etc. The organization collaborates with approximately 250 professionals from water companies, water and cleansing properties, consulting & engineering firms and institutions, to transfer their knowledge and expertise to interested individuals and employees from the sector. The lecturers and trainers are professionals that work at different levels and in different disciplines (e.g. for drinking water supply companies, water boards, water catchment agencies, engineering consultancies, industries or governmental organizations).
WWA focuses mainly on the design and development of courses, giving more emphasis on the practical application of knowledge so that learners are able to apply the concepts and methods taught in their day-to-day work. As the quality of the training courses provided is of primary importance, WWA works to ISO 9001 certified procedures.

ROLE OF WWA IN THE PROJECT

Wateropleidingen will develop and deliver the instructional resources and assessment tools of the program, contribute to the definition of the current training and skills requirements on modern water efficiency technologies, the design of the joint curriculum (and conduct dissemination activities), participate in the development of a Memorandum of Understanding for the common recognition and dissemination of the project’s results, and organize a training pilot in the Netherlands.

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact person: Mrs Agnes Maenhout (Managing Director)
Address: Groningenhaven 7, 3433 PE Nieuwegein, 3430 BK, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 30 6069 400
Fax: +31 30 6069 407
E-mail: agnes.maenhout@wateropleidingen.nl
Website: www.wateropleidingen.nl

PROMEA (Hellenic Society for the Promotion of Research & Development Methodologies)

PROMEA has expertise in the area of exploiting project generated results, delivering training to corporate clients as demonstrated with the commercial exploitation of the Play2Speak learning game (LLP Play2Speak, 2005), and disseminating results to its members and through its long-standing collaborations with private and public organizations (e.g. GALA network).
Additionally, PROMEA has experience in network formation, as demonstrated through its participation in the LUDUS project (South East Europe 2009-2012), where it mapped the stakeholders of the programme area (i.e. the ones that were interested in producing Serious Games Apps) and disseminated the project’s results to over 13,000 individuals.
Established in 2006, PROMEA’s scope of work includes the following areas:

The staff and members of PROMEA comprise an interdisciplinary team of researchers, trainers & educators, ICT professionals, consultants, and managerial as well as administrative executives. PROMEA’s thematic focus is on the research, development and maintenance of ICT tools & solutions for the benefit of society and in particular in the fields of education, training and serious game.
PROMEA is a member of the Games and Learning Alliance (GALA, http://www.galanoe.eu/), which is the network of excellence on serious games (i.e. video games that are designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment, but have other, more “serious” purposes such as education and training) funded by the EU in FP7. GALA gathers cutting-edge European Research & Development organizations on serious games involving 31 partners from 14 countries. The partnership involves universities, research centers, developers and education institutions.

ROLE OF PROMEA IN THE PROJECT

PROMEA will be the project coordinator carrying out the administrative and financial management of the project as well as the technical coordination. PROMEA will also develop and deliver the open online course, conduct the impact analysis, support the implementation of the project and contribute in the identification of skills requirements on modern water efficiency technologies and the development of the instructional resources and aids for the trainer.

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact person: Mr. Ioannis Pappas (Project Officer)
Address: 28 Kosti Palama Str. 154 51, Neo Psychiko Athens, Greece
Telephone: +30 210 6420440
E-mail: info@promea.gr
Website: www.promea.gr

SUMMITSKILLS (The Standard Setting Organisation for Building Services Engineering)

SummitSkills is the Standard Setting Organisation for the building services engineering (BSE) sector.
SummitSkills is employer-led and employer-owned – we work with the sector to develop and maintain standards, qualifications and apprenticeships. By acting as the voice of the industry and working directly with employers, we can ensure that skills development for the sector remains tailored and fit for purpose.
By having a BSE-specific approach, the industries within the sector – plumbing, electrotechnical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration – can continue to benefit from a more specialised focus on each industry’s skills needs, rather than being addressed as part of the wider construction market.
SummitSkills is dedicated to giving the BSE sector a voice on the ever-changing skills landscape. Each industry within the sector has highly specific and technical needs and so a focused approach to skills development is essential.
SummitSkills is working in partnership with other bodies in the built environment to lay firm foundations for Green Deal, which will improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s homes and businesses.
SummitSkills is an active member of a number of groups within the Green Skills arena including among others the Green Skills Alliance with Construction Skills & the Building Futures Group; Green Deal Installer Forum; OFGEM RHI Forum and the BSECAG (Building Services Engineering Competency Advisory Group). This enables us to continue to reflect the current needs of the sector whilst having a close working relationship with government departments such as DECC and DCLG.

ROLE OF SUMMITSKILLS IN THE PROJECT

SummitSkills will formulate the learning units and learning outcomes of the program and ensure compatibility with the National and European Qualifications framework and tools, contribute in the identification of training and skills requirements of the sector and the development of pedagogical resources, participate in the development of a Memorandum of Understanding for the common recognition and exploitation of the project’s results and organise a multiplier event in the UK.

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact Person: Mr Kevin Dowd (Programme Manager)
Address: Lincoln House, 137-143 Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 0QL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2073134890
E-mail: kevin.dowd@summitskills.org.uk
Website: www.summitskills.org.uk

NILHR (National Institute of Labour and Human Resources)

The National Institute of Labour and Human Resources (NILHR) (www.eiead.gr) is a public body, operating under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare. It was founded in 2011, as a result of the merger of two public limited companies – “Vocational Training SA” and “Employment Observatory Research-Informatics SA (PAEP)” – which were engaging with the design of CVET programmes and the exploration of human resources needs respectively. The Institute has a national scope, is seated in Athens and has nine regional structures.
NILHR’s mission is to support the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare regarding the policies and actions it designs and implements for the human resources of the country. In this context, NILHR implements, monitors and analyzes issues of the labour market and lifelong learning, and in particular the evolution and structure of employment and unemployment, vocational training, labour relations and the interaction between economic and social developments, for the population as a whole or for specific groups.
A key objective of the NILHR is the supply of, and demand for, occupational categories and skills, and the identification of training needs at a national and a local level, as well as participation in and implementation of EU programs concerning employment and vocational training.
NILHR is also responsible for gathering and supplying the European Commission with the requisite data for the Labour Market Policies (LMP) database.
Under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013, the NILHR has been certified as an Intermediate Body (Intermediate Management Agency) of the Operational Program “Human Resources Development”, for the actions under the theme “Enhancing Adaptability of Human Resources and Enterprises”, and it implements three programs for small and very small enterprises. The actions of these programs consist of consulting services and training.
The Institute is staffed with highly qualified scientific personnel, with extensive experience in the labour market, research and in continuing vocational training. It employs 65 people in Athens and the regions of Central and Western Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Epirus, Thessaly, Western Greece, Peloponnese, South Aegean and Crete.

ROLE OF NILHR IN THE PROJECT

NILHR will assure compatibility of the learning units & outcomes with the National and European Qualifications Framework, validate the learning outcomes, draft a policy recommendation report on the common valorisation and integration of the AQUAVET results, develop a Memorandum of Understanding for the common recognition and exploitation of the project’s results, coordinate the dissemination campaign and organise the train-the-trainer seminar in Greece.

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact person: Mrs Crysa Paidousi (Director for Vocational Education)
Address: Kosti Palama 6-8, 11141, Athens, Greece
Telephone: + 30 210 2120700
Fax: + 30 210 2120754
E-mail: c.paidousi@eiead.gr
Website: www.eiead.gr

CONAIF (CONFEDERACION NACIONAL DE ASOCIACIONES DE INSTALADORES Y FLUIDOS)

CONAIF is a not-for-profit association that represents 90% of Spanish Plumbing Enterprises, most of them SMEs. Founded in 1979, CONAIF currently comprises 44 provincial associations that bring together more than 19,000 companies employing approximately 100,000 workers and having an overall annual turnover of €13m.
CONAIF is dedicated to the support and representation of SMEs, which constitute the most important sector of the Spanish economy. CONAIF is mainly financed by contributions coming from its members and sponsors. These contributions are used in the implementation of projects of most interest and value for its members. The objectives and main activities of the organization include:

CONAIF has a lot of experience in the European working groups of GCI UICP (Genie Climatique International – International Union of Roofing and Plumbing Contractors) and also participates in its Administration Board.

ROLE OF CONAIF IN THE PROJECT

CONAIF will identify the current training and skills requirements of modern water efficiency technologies, contribute to the development of the pedagogical resources, develop the course handbook, validate the learning outcomes, co-shape the common integration plan, participate in the development of a Memorandum of Understanding for the common recognition and use of the project’s results and organize an EU-wide conference in Spain.

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact person: Mr. Luis Maria Franco Fernández (Training Manager)
Address: Calle Antracita, num 7, Planta 2, 28045, Madrid, Spain
Telephone: +34 914681003
Fax: +34 616429206
E-mail: l.franco@conaif.es
Website: www.conaif.es