WET – Evaluation of Competencies in the Sector of Water Treatment
The project WET was a project co-financed by the Leonardo da Vinci – Transfer of Innovation Programme which aimed to improve the visibility of professional qualifications in the management of water resources in the EU and to bring different national qualifications systems closer to the main beneficiaries. The project was developed in order to cover the need to connect the requirements of the employment market and VET with those of official professional qualifications systems. WET contributed by eliminating barriers to the acquisition and recognition of competences.
The main objectives of the project were the following:
– To transfer, adapt and improve the accreditation methodology from E/03/B/PP-149018 from hospitality sector to the environmental management as well as geographically, amplifying the partnership to 3 new countries (RO, BG, UK).
– To contribute to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning and foment transparency and transferability of skills in the WRM (Water Resources Management) sector in EU.
– To propose certification of skills in the WRM sector and to record professional achievements of workers in the sector.
– To match VET to the requirements of the WRM sector.
– To develop a set of guidelines (for evaluators, facilitators, candidates) for the evaluation of a specific competence “Operator of Water Treatment Stations”.
– To contribute to transparency and unity in the environmental employment market and to the harmonisation of qualifications in the workforce mobility.
– To link national qualification systems.
WET was implemented from 2007 to 2009 by a consortium of 7 partners from 6 countries (Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Romania and UK). It was coordinated by Balear de Desarollo y Formacion and Action Synergy participated as a partner.
More information about the project can be found at the WET page in the ADAM database.