The team: left hand-side: Gábor Solti, Director of International Affairs, IPOSZ
in the middle: Steve Nagy, Director of Adult Education
right hand side: Tamás Rettich, Chief Adviser, IPOSZ
IPOSZ is a national umbrella organization for Hungarian micro and small businesses. Dual education has a long tradition in Hungary, and we still support dual education to a great extent today. In the case of dual training, practical education can be provided by vocational instructors, as well as company managers as vocational instructors. IPOSZ joined the project because there is no alternative to digital and new technological knowledge in the craft professions either. Trends can be seen that both the number of qualified instructors participating in professional vocational training and the number of young people who want to participate in vocational training are decreasing. In order to find real solutions and to make the choice of craft professions more popular, we urgently need to move forward in the field of digital and technological training. This enables our member companies to meet the ever-increasing quality needs of the economy and the population, especially in the field of services. Considering the project partners, we see a guarantee that we will learn about good practices and training methods that can be used by the SME sector in Hungary as well.The project is mainly aimed at making teachers participating in vocational professional training more competent in the use of new digital technologies. That is why we wanted to join the project, as well as to learn about international best practices, and we also want to make widely known the most important Hungarian digital best practices.
Realized best practice: In the first and second workshops of the project, one of our professional partners, the Learn Europe Virtual Kft., presented all the available simulators that can help vocational training and adult education today, under the title Development possibilities of Virtual Education. Below there is a brief summary of the advantages of using simulators in vocational training compared to traditional way of training:
- Motivation, precision, efficiency!
- The students complete a significantly higher number of exercises,
- Training costs are drastically reduced!
- We can avoid all accidents and dangerous situations.
- Students learn the motor movements related to their profession faster and more thoroughly.
- Clean environment, no waste is generated.