EUCIP Core qualification in Hungary - IT-Shape LdV project

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EUCIP Core - at European level recognized IT qualification - is an answer exactly to this demand as its competence framework strongly focuses on the business skills related to the fundamental e-skills. The certificate was established by CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies) and has been used with success already in seven European countries.
IT-Shape LLL LdV project aims to adapt EUCIP Core certificate in the Hungarian Vocational Education.

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EUCIP Core qualification in Hungary - IT-Shape LdV project

  1. 1.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   1.  issue  2013  November   Page  1  of  4   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views  only  of  the  author,   and  the  Commission  cannot  be  held  responsible  for  any  use  which  may  be  made  of  the  information  contained  therein.   Welcome   Demand   for   e-­‐skills   has   been   growing   steadily   during  the  last  years  all  over  the  world.  According   to  the  study  published  in  the  frame  of  European   e-­‐Skills  Forum:  “e-­‐Skills  shortages  will  result  in  an   excess   demand   of   384.000   ICT   practitioners   in   2015.”  (Körte,  W.  B.,  Hüsing  T.:  Evaluation  of  the   Implementation   of   the   EC's   Communication   on   "e-­‐Skills   for   the   21st   Century",   Empirica,   Bonn).   An   important   conclusion   of   related   studies   was,   that   European   companies   "were   increasingly   struggling  to  hire  people  who  were  competent  in   both   information   technology   and   business   management.   Companies   need   so   called   "T-­‐ Shaped"   professionals   who   enter   the   workforce   with  a  strong  business  understanding,  ‘soft’  skills   and   knowledge   of   leading-­‐edge   technology.”   (Fonstad,   N.,   Lanivyn,   B.:   European   e-­‐ Competence   Curricula   development   guidelines,   Final   Reports,   European   Commission,   European   e-­‐Skills  Forum,  2010).   EUCIP   Core   -­‐   at   European   level   recognized   IT   qualification   -­‐   is   an   answer   exactly   to   this   demand   as   its   competence   framework   strongly   focuses   on   the   business   skills   related   to   the   fundamental   e-­‐skills.   The   certificate   was   established   by   CEPIS   (Council   of   European   Professional  Informatics  Societies)  and  has  been   used   with   success   already   in   seven   European   countries.       IT-­‐Shape   project   aims   to   adapt   EUCIP   Core   certificate  in  the  Hungarian  Vocational  Education.   The  main  impact  of  the  project  are  the  increased   chances   of   Hungarian   (young   and   adult)   people   getting   their   placement   at   enterprises,   by   offering   them   internationally   recognized,   true   pan-­‐European  IT  qualification.   I-­‐T  Shape    Consortium   Content   Welcome  ..............................................................  1   I-­‐T  Shape  Kick-­‐off  Meeting  ...................................  2   Events  ...................................................................  3   Project  basics  .......................................................  4   Partnership  ..........................................................  4   Target  groups  .......................................................  4   Objectives  ............................................................  4   Work-­‐packages  ....................................................  4       This  issue  was  published  by:   iTStudy  Hungary  Ltd.,  Hungary   Editor:  Mária  Hartyányi   Copyright  ©  IT-­‐Shape  Consortium      
  2. 2.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   1.  issue  2013  November   Page  2  of  4   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views  only  of  the  author,   and  the  Commission  cannot  be  held  responsible  for  any  use  which  may  be  made  of  the  information  contained  therein.   I-­‐T  Shape  Kick-­‐off  Meeting       The   kick-­‐off   meeting   of   I-­‐T   Shape   held   in   Budapest   at   SZÁMALK-­‐SZALÉZI   Vocational   Educational   High   School   in   November   21-­‐23   2013.   The   aim   of   the   meeting   was   that   the   partners   could   know   each-­‐others   and   their   profiles,  activities  and  their  interest  sin  IT-­‐Shape).   The   partners   were   discussed   the   project   aims,   objectives   and   the   whole   work   packages.   They   discussed  about  the  administrative  and  financial   issues,  and  tasks  about  management.     The  representative  of  the  donor  partner  (P1-­‐AICA-­‐  Association  of  Italian  Information  Technology),  Fabrizio   Agnesi   and   Pierfranco   Ravotto   presented   the   background   and   the   main   concepts   behind   the   EUCIP   (European  Certification  of  Informatics  Professionals)  Programme,  and  the  EUCIP  Core  Certification  –  the   consortium  intends  to  adapt  into  the  Hungarian  vocational  and  adult  education.     After  that  there  were  two  presentations  about  experiences,  David  Cleary  from  The  Irish  Computer  Society   had  a  presentation  „Experiences  in  providing  EUCIP  Core  in  Ireland”and  Adriana  Fasulo  and  Cristina  Cosci   from  IS  Fermi  Pontedera  had  a  presentation  „  Experiences  in  providing  EUCIP  Core  in  Italy”.     (Presentation  is  available:  http://prezi.com/3yjru1_dmdak/eucip-­‐core-­‐at-­‐itcg-­‐fermi-­‐pontedera/)   According   to   the   presenters   the   EUCIP   Core   program   in   Ireland   failed,   while   in   Italy   it   is   running   very   successfully.     The  presentations  of  the  partners  we  could  know  the  history  of  the  partners,  their  resources  and  the  goals,   tasks  which  can  greatly  contribute  to  the  success  of  the  project.    
  3. 3.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   1.  issue  2013  November   Page  3  of  4   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views  only  of  the  author,   and  the  Commission  cannot  be  held  responsible  for  any  use  which  may  be  made  of  the  information  contained  therein.   The   project   coordinator   (Maria   Hartyányi,   IT-­‐ Study  Hungary  Ltd.)  gave  an  overview  of  the  I-­‐T-­‐ Shape  project,  and  than  the  participants  carried   out  discussion  aligned  with  the  points  as  follows:   (1)  Project’s  target  group,  aims,  objectives,  work   packages,  planned.   (2)  Online  platform  for  project  management     (3)   eLearning   platform   for   knowledge   sharing   among  the  Hungarian  teachers,     Each   WP   was   introduced   by   its   leader,   than   general   overviews   were   given   on   the   aims,   methods  by  the  leaders  of  the  WPs.  The  aim  of   the  second  day  is  to  overview  the  project’s  work   programme  in  details,  and  to  have  a  consultation   on  the  concrete  steps  to  start  the  collaboration  in   the  WPs.     Events   E-­‐Skills  International  Conference  -­‐  26  March,  Brussels   The  European  Commission's  DG  Enterprise  &  Industry  will  host  a  conference  on  the  international  dimension   of  e-­‐skills  in  cooperation  with  IVI,  CEPIS,  IDC,  and  empirica.  The  conference  will  focus  on  the  results  of  the   research  project  on  the  international  dimension  of  ICT  professionalism  and  the  impact  of  globalisation  on  e-­‐ skills.   The   event   will   bring   together   leading   experts   from   industry,   academia,   national   e-­‐skills   institutes,   industry  associations  as  well  as  related  governmental  entities.     The   conference   will   take   place   on  26   March   2014  in   Brussels   and   is   by   invitation   only.    Pre-­‐register   to   get   an   invitation   for   the   International   Dimension   of   e-­‐Skills   event   -­‐   See   more   at:   http://www.eucip.com/index.jsp?p=636&n=639&a=5015#sthash.VNzwYykT.dpuf   Micro-­‐Conference  on  Professional  Ethics     CEPIS  will  hold  a  micro-­‐conference  on  professional  ethics  in  Brussels,  on  Thursday,  13  March  2014.  The  aim   of   the   meeting   is   to   provide   a   forum   for   members   to   discuss   the   position   of   national   informatics   associations   on   ethics,   as   well   as   how  ICT   practitioners   should   address   ethical   considerations   related   to   their  profession   http://www.eucip.com/index.jsp?p=639&n=706        
  4. 4.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   1.  issue  2013  November   Page  4  of  4   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views  only  of  the  author,   and  the  Commission  cannot  be  held  responsible  for  any  use  which  may  be  made  of  the  information  contained  therein.   Project  basics   Acronym:  I-­‐T  Shape   Title:  I-­‐T  Shape  –  Shape  European  Level  Competitive  IT  Certification  for  the  Hungarian  Vocational  Education     Duration:  1.October  2013  –  30  September  2015   Action  type:  Transfer  of  Innovation     Program:  Leonardo  da  Vinci  –  LLL  Subprogram   Participating  countries:  Hungary,  Italy,  Ireland   Website:  http://it-­‐shape.hu       Contact:  Mária  Hartyányi,  iTStudy  Hungary  Educational  and  Researching  Centre,  Hungary   E-­‐mail:  maria.hartyanyi@itstudy.hu,  skype:  hmaria718   Partnership   ITSTUDY-­‐  iTStudy  Hungary  Ltd.     HU   AICA  -­‐  Association  of  Italian  Information  Technology   IT     ISF  -­‐  S  Fermi  in  Pontedera   IT   ICS  The  Irish  Computer  Society   IE   SZÁMALK-­‐Szalézi  Vocational  Highschool   HU     Öveges  József  Vocational  and  Grammar  School   HU   Neumann  János  Vocational  School  for  Information  Technology   HU   Makó  –  Galamb  József  Agricultural  Vocational  School   HU   University  of  West  Hungary   HU   Enterprise  Development  Foundation  of  Pest  Country   HU   Target  groups   Primary  target  group:  Hungarian  VET  students,  career  changers,  non-­‐qualified  IT  practitioners,  job-­‐seekers   looking   to   break   into   the   industry,   secondary   target   group:   VET   teachers   and   trainers,   managers   and   employees  of  SMEs   Objectives   Adaptation  and  localization  of  EUCIP  Core  in  Hungary  included  its  three  Knowledge  Areas  (Plan,  Build  and   Operate)   Elaborate  the  detailed  syllabuses  and  the  Hungarian  EUCIP  Core  Program   Validating  the  results:  piloting  the  first  module  by  involving  Hungarian  teachers,  50-­‐60  participants  from   vocational/university  and  adult  educational  institutes   Accrediting  EUCIP  Core  under  the  Hungarian  Program  Accreditation  System.   Work-­‐packages   WP1   Project  Management   WP2   Analysis  and  Design   WP3   EUCIP  Core  Adaptation   WP4   EUCIP  Core  Localization   WP5   Pilot  trainings   WP6   Evaluation   WP7   Valorization   WP8   Dissemination    

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