The main objective of the eu-WELD project s to develop a digital toolbox course integrated with a qualification structured with respect to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), this based on the continuous requirements on the labor market. Thus, similar to the case of the European Computer Driving Licence, eu-WELD aims at developing the European Welding Technologies Expert Qualification. To achieve this overall goal, the eu-WELD project aims at identifying the needs of the target audience in the field i.e. stakeholders that use welded structures. This will help establish the expert welder’s skills and knowledge that are necessary to meet the requirements related to the generation of welded joints in a range of EU Member States, in compliance with the provisions of the relevant welding standards in force.
The eu-WELD project thus aims at developing a platform/framework that will offer individuals in the target group, the possibility to develop their knowledge, competences and skills specialized welding processes and technologies. More specifically, the project thus aims to achieve its goals through 4 main objectives:
OJBO: performing a survey in the partner countries to establish the needs of the target audience i.e. both learners and trainers of welded structures, taking into consideration the needs of today’s industry and also making a foresight of needs for the next 10 years;
OBJ1. developing a European qualification of the European Expert in Welding Technologies (eu-WELD) with certification at ECVET level that caters of the needs identified in OBJ0
OBJ2. creating a competence profile required by a European Expert in Welding Technologies
OBJ3. developing a digital training toolbox for a course leading to the European Expert in Welding Technologies
OBJ4. developing guidelines for the certification of organizations willing to provide the eu-WELD training course; this includes the application of ECVET to qualifications
OBJ5: raising awareness in both the partner countries and beyond on the benefits to learners in acquiring the eu-WELD Certificate and to VET/HEI establishments in adopting this training course.