SHUKALB has recently joined the Work-Based Learning Paths in Water Management (WATER) Project, which is being financed by EU, in the framework of the ERASMUS + Programme. The Project is being led and coordinated by the Associazione FO.RI.S. – Formazione, Ricerca e Sviluppo, a training body accredited by the Apulia Region and active in research and development for innovation in education and training. The other partners of the Project are Universitat Politecnica De Valencia, Spain; Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning Mcgill University, Canada; University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland; Acquedotto Pugliese Spa, Italy; Fondazione Its Antonio Cuccovillo, Italy.
The Project’s objective is to innovate through the exchange of good practices among partners, the training processes related to the professional profiles dealing with the Integrated and Sustainable Water Management. In particular the WATER Project aims at developing innovative work-based learning paths in the field of the integrated and sustainable management of the water resources in order to update to the state-of-the-art and innovate the inventory of competences related to the profile of “Technician for the management of water networks and plants, for the monitoring and control of the water resources and for the reutilisation of waste waters”.
On 11-13 November, the lead partner, FO.RI.S. organized the Project Kick-off meeting along with a one day of training at the premises of Acquedotto Pugliese, in Bari, Italy. SHUKALB was represented at the meeting by Elisabeta Poci, Deputy Executive Director, and Jonida Ahmeti, Training Manager. Besides the in class exchange of experiences and best practices among the partners and the project management topics, the agenda included also site visits to wastewater treatment plants managed by Acquedotto Pugliese as well as a visit to the Vocational Education Training center of Fondazione Its Antonio Cuccovillo.