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ECoVEM Conference at Oslo University (UiO)

Subject: The Norwegian Perspectives in the European Microelectronics Future

Day: 30th of May 2024

Duration: 9:30 to 17:00

Venue: University of Oslo (UiO) – Informatikk Biblioteket, Gaustadalléen 23B, Ole Johan Dahls hus

Few words for the ECoVEM Project: The European Centre of Vocational Excellence in Microelectronics (ECoVEM) is a dynamic project designed to foster vocational excellence in the field of microelectronics across Europe. Funded by the European Union, ECoVEM integrates vocational education and training (VET) centers, polytechnics, industrial associations, and social partners to create a robust cooperative platform. This initiative addresses critical challenges such as digitalization, artificial intelligence, green technologies, gender equality, and the integration of migrants.

ECoVEM Objectives and Scope

ECoVEM aims to bridge the gap between advanced and less advanced VET systems in Europe by leveraging national strengths and promoting innovative instructional approaches. The project focuses on lifelong learning, encompassing both hard and soft skills, and employs ecosystems-based theoretical models and performance support systems to ensure comprehensive education and training.

Key Objectives Include:

  1. Networking and Collaboration: ECoVEM seeks to build a network of Centers of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs), industrial, and social partners to facilitate the sharing of ideas and experiences, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in microelectronics.
  2. Innovative Curriculum Development: The project aims to develop cutting-edge VET curricula ranging from EQF levels 3 to 8. These curricula are created in close collaboration with industry partners to ensure they meet current and future industry needs, particularly in areas like digitalization, green energy, robotics, space technologies, and medical applications.
  3. Raising Attractiveness of VET: Through a series of open days, international schools, and competitions, ECoVEM promotes the achievements and opportunities within the microelectronics field. These initiatives are designed to enhance the appeal of VET programs and careers in microelectronics to students and trainees.
  4. Sustainable Governance: The project emphasizes the establishment of sustainable governance structures at both national and EU levels to ensure the longevity and adaptability of the VET systems developed under ECoVEM.
  5. Promoting Social Inclusion: A significant focus is placed on non-discrimination and social inclusion within VET, with specific efforts directed towards enhancing gender equality and providing training opportunities for immigrants.

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