One of the objectives of PROF-TRAC project is in work package 4 (WP4) development of a European central Train-the-Trainers program. Its goal is an efficient use, adaption and implementation of existing training structures, training materials and accreditation schemes into national lifelong learning. Train-the-Trainers (TtT) program will create ‘ambassadors’ for the PROF-TRAC project, who can initiate and organize the national training programs and can train the trainers on national scale.
Within WP4 preparation and organization of three interactive face-to-face trainings will be done. With the feedback from these three TtT courses the next training rounds will be carried out by webinars to make these trainings very efficient and easily accessible for new teachers. All the stages of WP4 will be supported by the Open Training Platform (WP3).
The TtT course will last three days. The first part of the course is dedicated to lectures focused on key activities related to national course development. Lectures will be given by experienced professionals from consortium partners from HIA and ISSO (Netherlands), AAU (Denmark), CVUT (Czech Republic) and IVE(Spain). Subject of the lectures covers different fields like mapping needed skills, description of available educational materials, modern teaching methods and last but not least a design, construction, commissioning and operation of nZEBs. The second part of the course is a workshop. During this workshop teams from each country will develop a training course tailored to specific needs of their country. The course will be ended up with presentation of workshop results and discussion.
The first TtT course was organized by Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT) on February 15 -17, 2016.
The second TtT course was organized by Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers (HKIS) on September 19 -21, 2016.
The third TtT course was organized by Instituto Valenciano de la Edificacion (IVE) on January 25-27, 2017.
The fourth TtT course will be carried out by webinars (8 sessions) during October, 2017.
The fifth TtT webinar course starts on November 14th.