SAFHY

Safety and Hygiene - safer environment

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region

Southern Finland - Estonia

01.09.2015 - 31.12.2017

€1 184 999

€921 249

Project Summary:

The project SAFHY aims at developing labour skills of cleaning service and health care services in Estonia and Finland by aligning curricula and training material both for vocational education as well as the labour market. The project promotes learning and professional skills in these two sectors to reduce hygiene risks and infections while increasing safer environments in health care and cleaning services.

Health care and hygienic cleaning together is one of the highest topic in the whole world and its importance is increasing because of Ebola-type infections. The project promotes using digital network solutions for developing skills and avoiding global diffusion of these diseases. In practice the project improves two curricula and training methods for vocational education. The project also designs and implements pilot education to health care and cleaning services by using digital learning platform. 

As a result of the project aligns and enriches two curricula and produces cross-border multilingual digital learning material for students both in cleaning services and health care. Digital learning material improves students’ skills considering hygiene and safer work environments as well as language skills. It also improves their competencies to enter the profession of their choice. Digital Learning material gives multilingual support for learners and teachers and even more for working leaders and workers. Development of working and language skills and also those better matching working opportunities have strong impact on increasing social inclusion.

Lead Partner

Keski-Uudenmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä

Country: FI

www.keuda.fi

Partner budget: 480.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 360.000 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Osuuskunta Digital Robot Finland

Country: FI

www.digiratu.net

Partner budget: 380.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 285.000 EUR ERDF

OÜ Puhastusekspert

Country: EE

www.puhastusekspert.ee

Partner budget: 108.333 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 92.083 EUR ERDF

Tartu Health Care College

Country: EE

http://www.nooruse.ee/eng/homepage/

Partner budget: 108.333 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 92.083 EUR ERDF

Järvamaa Kutsehariduskeskus

Country: EE

www.jkhk.ee

Partner budget: 108.333 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 92.083 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Mestaritoiminta Oy Järvenpään kaupunki

Country: FI

SOL Palvelut Oy

Country: FI

Nurmijärven kunta

Country: FI

Järvenpään kaupunki

Country: FI

Tartu University Hospital

Country: EE

AS Järva Haigla

Country: EE

Expected results

The project aligns and enriches two curriculas and produces cross-border multilingual digital Learning material for students both in Cleaning services and Health care. Curriculas are aligned from the hygiene point of view to create training material for skills development related to hygiene. Following modules are aligned:
Care worker (EST): Care worker activities (20 ECVET) and Practical training (30 ECVET)
Practical Nurse (FIN): Nursing and care (20%) and Specialization in Nursing and care: Clinical Nursing care (20%)
Cleaner-Supervisor, EQF level 4 (EST): Cleaning and tidying up (40 ECVET) and Basic Cleaning (6 ECVET)
Vocational Qualification in Household and Cleaning (FIN): Maintenance Cleaning (20%) and Specialisation in cleaning services: Basic cleaning (20%)

Digital learning material improves students’ hygiene skills and safer environments as well as language skills. It also improves competencies to enter the profession. Competent professionals improve the quality of services, client satisfaction, orientation for the new staff and international co-operation.

The concrete result is a digital eLearning platform and training content for two sectors in platform. The content is result of wide collaboration of Estonian and Finnish vocational education and training as well as working life. Digital Learning material is expected to increase and spread widely to vocational education and working life giving multilingual support for learners and teachers and even more for working leaders and workers.

Digital material enables lifelong learning by increasing accessibility to learn more and develop skills. The project supports ICT techniques’ development and also those technologies using learning activities. Moreover, the costs of digital learning material are less than conventional materials' costs.

Development of working and language skills and also those better matching working opportunities have strong impact on increasing social inclusion.



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