The ECVET-Trainer project proposes incorporating the results of Food-fit project in order to facilitate the understanding of the ECVET model by VET trainers and centres in the four key productive sectors of the EU (agriculture, industry, construction and services), taking into account the EQF levels 1 to 4 and the needs of improving the transparency of qualifications and mobility of workers in the labour market, through transfer, recognition and accumulation of individuals' learning outcomes achieved by workers in formal, non-formal and informal contexts.
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The ECVET model is based on the development and creation of associations and networks of competent bodies, which means that the ECVET’s principles must be known to social partners, companies, training centres and the public administration. The ECVET principles are: describing qualifications, allocation of ECVET points, designing units of learning outcomes, the roles of ECVET competent institutions, memorandum of Understanding, learning Agreement, quality assurance, assessment, ECVET – ECTS.
Companies recognise that vocational qualifications are the most important strategic factor in successfully meeting the challenges of the market; however, the sector still receives workers with low levels of qualifications (below EQF 4: eg. early school-leavers, immigrants, unqualified adults and young people) and formal and informal learning are very important in adapting the outcomes of the worker’s learning (knowledge, competences and skills) to the needs of the market. The projects is also listed among the EU LdV projects on the ADAM website.