Leonardo da Vinci -project: FI-04-B-F-PP-160530
On the basis of the present trade descriptions we have made some suggestions for both national and international competition tasks. This process includes the possibility of using the tasks in competence-based qualification tests or as parts of them. Moreover, the partial integration of the EQF is used. The aim of both competition tasks and test material is to effect a change in the actual educational curricular and exam requirements in each country.
The Project also aims at the development of the models and rules of national competition systems especially. This would also contribute to competition know-how in the partner countries not having any developed systems yet or being at a commencing phase. As far as the form of the international WSC competitions and the trade descriptions are concerned, their development is strongly effected by the interests and economic resources of different continents. The partners of this EU Leonardo da Vinci Project can resort to a long membership of the WSC with exception Estonia which joint this year the WSC.
Trade descriptions, competition tasks and competence-based qualification tasks eventually derived from them are tested at national vocational skills competitions of the partner countries e.g. Taitaja 2005 Turku or Estonia 2006. The Helsinki WSC 2005 and Shizuoka WSC 2007 in Japan deserve to be mentioned here.
Different variations and parts of the Technical Descriptions (TD`s) have also been used in national competitions of each partner country, Baltic Sea Technology Games and the EuroSkills Preview competition in Rotterdam 2007.