Educators must keep up with the newest approaches and technology in the dynamic field of vocational education and training (VET) if they are to provide their students with the skills employers seek. A noteworthy event occurred in Villacanas on November 14th and 15th, 2023, when educators from vocational and technical fields convened for a training session hosted by the Fundacion GFM. The purpose of the event was to demonstrate how four project deliverables work, with a focus on how renewable energy may benefit from virtual environments.
This life-altering training session took place against the gorgeous Spanish city of Villacanas. The two-day event, which took place at the facilities of Fundacion GFM, aimed to improve the abilities of coordinators, particularly in the areas of renewable energy training and the use of virtual environments.
There were two thorough phases to the training, and each one was carefully crafted to improve the participants’ knowledge and skills in the subject. On the first day, we covered why a SWOT analysis is so important when it comes to using virtual environments for renewable energy. Attendees benefited greatly from the session’s practical, hands-on approach rather than its purely theoretical nature. The final product was a publishable methodology that pointed vocational and technical educators (VETs) in the right direction when it came to incorporating virtual environments into their lessons.
Two ECTE participants, who contributed a great deal of expertise and experience, were a standout feature of the first day. The conversations were greatly enhanced by their insights into the advantages and disadvantages of virtual environments. Their practical perspective struck a chord with other educators.
On day two, we turned our attention to the IN-GREEN online course and its accompanying educational portal. With a focus on sustainable energy, this session sought to provide educators with the resources they need to foster digital literacy in their students and colleagues. Ensuring a widespread impact, the “train-the-trainers” strategy highlighted the significance of sharing this information within the educational community.
Both the theoretical understanding and the practical skills that participants were able to apply to their teaching practices right away contributed to the success of the training program. Via this practical method, a community of educators was formed, dedicated to the advancement of vocational and technical education (VET), through the sharing of ideas and experiences.
Finally, for vocational and technical educators (VETs) looking to hone their skills in the ever-changing renewable energy sector, the training event at Villacanas was a watershed moment. The uniqueness of the event was enhanced by the active engagement of LDI participants, who made it a collaborative and enriching experience for all. The training event will have a lasting impact on vocational education institutions as educators return with new ideas and skills. This will shape a better future for students entering the industry.