Validating and Upgrading VET Trainers' and Teachers' Digital Skills

Cyprus Dissemination Events/Activities

     1. KICK-OFF

Cyprus – Kickoff Meeting Press Release

     2. Presentation of the project at the Cyprus International Studies Expo

      3. Educational Fair 2017

The annucal Educational and Career Exhibition organised in Cyprus – Nicosia by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry is possibly the biggest event for educators, providers, policy makers, students etc. that attracts more than 10,000 people every year (teachers, students, educators, inspectors, universities, colleges etc.). Both Emphasys Centre and CCS have participated in the Educational Fair organised between the 17-19/2/2017. Based on the programme of the Fair the VUPGRATES project was presented to VET teachers, inspectors, providers etc. Great interest was shown for participation at the pilot-testing phase of the project.

V-Upgrates Educational Fair Press Release 2017

     4. Cyprus – Conference

The V-UPGRATeS project was presented at the Conference “Digital skills for new jobs: prospects and challenges” that was organized by Emphasys Centre, last Monday 3rd of April. During the conference Dr Christos Dimopoulos, Dean, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering of the European University Cyprus gave a speech about the importance of digital acquisition for all citizens regardless of their age, position or status in society. Dr Dimopoulos emphasized the importance of being a digital literate educator who can is capable of not only using technology, but can also use tools and media to motivate students of all ages.

    5. Presentation of the V-UPGRATeS Project at the 1st Annual Competition Robotex

The V-UPGRATeS project was presented to more than 2000 visitors at the 1st annual Robotex competition. Students, Parents, Teachers, Professors had the opportunity to learn about the project, its aims and objectives and they were given information about the upcoming pilot testing.

6. V-UPGRAtES Info Day

On the 7th of December 2017, an INFODAY was organised at the Emphasys Centre. The INFODAY – INFODESK provided the opportunity to interested VET trainers and teachers to be informed about the project’s products, the e-platform, the procedure of assessing their digital competences and the validation process in orded for the certificate to be issued. During the INFODAY trainers also registrered as Ambassadors of the project and signed the PETITION in support of the efforts of the Consortium to promote digital skills.

    7. Educational Fair 2018

During the 23-25th of February 2018 Emphasys Centre and CCS participated at the 2018 Education and Career Exhibition organised in Cyprus – Nicosia by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since all the products of the project were completed, the Fair provided an excellent opportunity to reach our and disseminate the results to a large number of educators, students, providers, policy makers etc. Taking the opportunity provided a presenation was organised, together with workshops, INFODESK, registration of ambassadors etc.

V-Upgrates_EduFair_PressRelease Educational Fair 2018

  

    8. Multiplier Events

1st Cyprus Multiplier Event

The annucal Educational and Career Exhibition organised in Cyprus – Nicosia by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry is possibly the biggest event for educators, providers, policy makers, students etc. that attracts more than 10,000 people every year (teachers, students, educators, inspectors, universities, colleges etc.). Both Emphasys Centre and CCS have participated in the Educational Fair organised between the 17-19/2/2017. Based on the programme of the Fair the VUPGRATES project was presented to VET teachers, inspectors, providers etc. Great interest was shown for participation at the pilot-testing phase of the project.

1st Cyprus Multiplier Event

2nd Cyprus Multiplier Event

Emphasys Centre and CCS organised the 2nd Multiplier Event in Cyprus for the dissemination and promotion of the VUPGRATES project on the 23rd of January 2018 at the 2n Technical School of Nicosia. More than 20 VET teachers and trainers participated at the INFODESK set up there, the presenation of the project and the e-platform created, as well as during the workshops organised. The ICT Experts of the CCS and Emphasys supported the VET trainers to self-assess their digital skills and get a first hand experience on the idea of the project. During this event VET teachers became also supporters – ambassadors by signing the PETITION for promoting digital competences in schools.

2nd Cyprus Multiplier Event 

3rd Cyprus Multiplier Event

During the 23-25th of February 2018 Emphasys Centre and CCS participated at the 2018 Education and Career Exhibition organised in Cyprus – Nicosia by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since all the products of the project were completed, the Fair provided an excellent opportunity to reach our and disseminate the results to a large number of educators, students, providers, policy makers etc. Taking the opportunity provided a presenation was organised, together with workshops, INFODESK, registration of ambassadors etc.

3rd Cyprus Multiplier Event