CODE

Brief

Status: Finished
Funding Amount: 1.5 Million Euros
Donor: EU
Start Date: 16/06/2020
Completion Date: 01/06/2020
Project Duration:

Short Description

Professions concerning road vehicles maintenance undergo several years of major changes. Mostly, due to new technologies, specific managerial methods, laws and regulations related to safety and environment. Increasingly, these jobs require specific skills as well as access to technical information and equipment. Obviously, there is a need for curricula suitable for lifelong profession, along with continuous professional training. The creation of Competence Centre to provide continuous professional support is the medium-term objective. But the specific objective is to develop curricula for engineering, technical and vocational education oriented to road vehicles specialization in West Bank & Gaza. CODE aims at creating a sustainable model for an academic-official-professional partnership that can deliver concrete results in terms of targeted higher education reform and employability. To serve this purpose, CODE is designed to develop specific competencies and know-how through joint implementation of well-structured activities and cross-cutting initiatives to develop career-oriented curricula for road vehicle maintenance.

Main Objective

CODE aims at creating a sustainable model for an academic-official-professional partnership for vehicle engineering and maintenance education. This partnership will transfer to Palestinian partners the relevant skills and know-how for local job needs in the form of curricula development for modern vehicle technologies, which can help to deliver concrete results in terms of targeted higher education reform and graduates employability. For this purpose, CODE is designed to develop specific competencies and know-how through joint implementation of well-structured activities and cross-cutting initiatives to develop career-oriented curricula for road vehicle maintenance.

Field Areas

Road Vehicle Maintenance

Specific Objectives

CODE aims to develop a model for career-oriented curricula and to lay the bases for establishing a relevant Centre of Competence for road vehicles specialization. Its specific objective is to develop curricula that cover engineering, technical, and vocational training, and to create an academic-official- professional partnership for vehicle maintenance profession.

And this can be done through the following:

• Defining the needs and priorities of local road vehicle maintenance sector by assessing job-relevant skills and employment requirements.

• Developing career-oriented curricula for engineering, technical, and vocational training in local road vehicles specialization.

• Establishing a kernel for a network of technical competencies in road vehicles technologies based on a partnership between academic, professional, and official parties.

• Preparing an infrastructure to implement new pedagogical methods, to produce professional training resources, and to enhance lifelong training in topics related to road vehicles maintenance.

• Establishing a website to enforce university-enterprise partnership, to promote “know-how” transfer, to share experience and resources in the field of road vehicles maintenance.

Project Partners

- Palestine Polytechnic University (Grant-Holder).
- Università degli Studi dell’Aquila.
- Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers .
- University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati.
- Birzeit University.
- Hisham Hijjawi College of Technology.
- Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie.
- Ministry of Labor. - MedLink Association.
- Ministry of Higher Education.
- Engineers Association – Jerusalem Center.
- University College of Applied Sciences.
Ahmed GhorabCODE