About HYBVET project

Name of the Project:Development of hybrid training in VET
Start of the Project1st March, 2021
Duration24 months
End of the Project28th February, 2023
Project partnersVilniaus Jeruzalės darbo rinkos mokymo centras (Lithuania)
Krizių tyrimo centras (Lithuania)
Panevežio darbo rinkos mokymo centras (Lithuania)
Smiltenes tehnikums (Latvia)
Aidlearn, Consultoria em Recursos Humanos Lda. (Portugal)
The Aim of the ProjectTo introduce and develop hybrid-simulation training, which is proven and widely used in higher education (especially in medical studies), in VET.
What is hybrid training?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DClbWNNFVxE&feature=emb_title
How does hybrid training work?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aJ336QMApE&feature=emb_title
IO1 – CONDUCTING RESEARCH ON THE NEED FOR FUTURE COMPETENCES AND SKILLS IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING.  Start: March 2021Result No. 1.O1.1 – 5 CASE (LT, LV, EE, ES, PT) STUDIES in English language. (Period: 1st March, 2021 – 31st June, 2021) The case study in each country will be conducted in order to clarify the specificities, context and perspectives of VET in that country. At the same time, the readiness and potential of the VET school to undertake the development of a specific VET new program or module or the adaptation of an existing program through hybrid simulation training will be analyzed. These case studies from all countries will form the basis for an agreement between the project partners on the next phase of the project and for the assignment of specific responsibilities to each partner.

Result No. 2.O1.2 – 5 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS with stakeholders (minutes in EN language) ORGANIZED. (Period: 1st March, 2021 – 31st June, 2021)In each country, the discussion will be organized as part of the preparation of the case study in that country. Discussion is needed for decision-makers, researchers and employers to discuss the VET perspectives, labor market trends and business needs of a country. The information gathered in such a discussion will reinforce the assumptions and arguments of the case study being conducted, and at the same time serve as a dissemination tool to inform national stakeholders about the project being implemented.

Result No. 3.O1.3 – 1 SYSTEMATIC STUDY REPORT in EN language PREPARED. (Period: 1st July, 2021 – 31st August, 2021) A summary report of all the case studies will serve as a basis for the implementation of the next steps of the project. 
IO2 – DEVELOPMENT OF THE METHODOLOGY AND PROGRAM FOR TEACHER TRAINING TO DIGITIZE VET CONTENT AND LEAD TO THE HYBRID TRAINING PROCESS  Start – September 2021Result No. 4.O2.1 – 1 SET OF HYBRID TRAINING TRAINER TRAINING INTERACTIVE RESOURCE in EN language PREPARED (Period: 1st September, 2021 – 31st January, 2022) To achieve this result, it will be important to develop a training methodology and interactive materials for VET trainers that will provide future trainers with the ability to not only design hybrid-simulation training content for any profession, but also to manage the hybrid-simulation training process. This material will need to be easy to understand and quickly learn to the level of the proficient user, even without exceptional computer literacy or ability to work with IT systems. This parameter is particularly important in the understanding that the majority of VET teachers are older or long-term practitioners who were concerned with specific technical but not IT skills.

Result No. 5.O2.2 – 24 TRAINERS (LT – 8, LV – 4, EE – 4, ES – 4, PT – 4) TRAINED through pilot training, certificates issued. (Period: 1st November, 2021 – 31st, November, 2021) Vocational teachers selected for this phase will have to specialize in the areas of education selected during the implemetation of IO1. More specifically, each partner will direct those vocational teachers who will match exactly the education or VET program assigned to that partner, as these teachers will need to develop and subsequently pilot a specific program using a hybrid-simulation training approach

Result Nr. 6.02.2 – 1 HYBRID SIMULATION TRAINING CLASS / ENVIRONMENT INSTALLED at VJLMT. (Period: 1st October, 2021 – 31st December, 2021) It is an integrated system for managing the integration of distance and simulation-based trainings, access and attendance control, visual and electronic systems. During the project, this class will be able to coordinate the hybrid training program piloting process in all partner institutions. After the project it will be the central control point for the hybrid simulation training process. 
IO3 – TEST DIGITIZATION OF SEVERAL VET PROGRAMS OR THEIR MODULES  Start – February 2022Result No. 7.O3.1 – No less than 5 SETS OF HYBRID TRAINING PROGRAMMES / MODULES (including training material, assessment tests and Online improvements) DEVELOPED in EN language. (Period: 1st February, 2022 – 31st January, 2023) Representatives from each country are expected to be leaders in designing a hybrid-simulation training program or modules unique to a particular area of education, while also contributing to the design of programs assigned to other countries. Programs in different educational fields will need to cover not only technical / engineering but also service education to make it clear that the hybrid-simulation training approach is appropriate and effective in the widest possible range of VET programs.

Result No. 8.O3.2 – No less than 360 PUPIL (LT – 120, LV – 60, EE – 60, ES – 60, PT – 60) TRAINED through pilot training. (Period: 1st July, 2022 – 31st December, 2022) It will be important for each country to try out a program of its own, which will be provided through hybrid simulation training. This will also be the final stage of the full qualification and recognition of VET teachers who have started their preparation during the implementation of IO2. Certificates of HYBRID TRAINING PROFESSIONALS will be issued after summarizing the results of their theoretical and practical training, the quality of the programs developed by them and the way they work with students.
June 2021 (Inertia Digital, Spain)
August 2021 (KTC, Lithuania)
Location: KTC (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Duration: 5 days
Total 24 persons: VJLMTC – 4 persons, PanDRMC – 4 persons, ST – 4 persons, JAK – 4 persons, Inercia Digital – 4 persons, Aidlearn – 4 persons.  

The five-day program will cover the following topics:

Day 1 – Acquaintance with the hybrid-simulation training laboratory operating in the premises managed by KTC (design solutions, student flow and control solutions, equipment and its parameters, technical solutions for classroom installation, etc.), acquaintance with training of health specialists (students of Lietuva University of Health Sciences) and features of simulation training process management. Duration of training – 8 academic hours. 

Day 2 – Getting acquainted with the methodology and specifics of hybrid-simulation training, identifying its main differences and advantages compared to a typical training process. Duration of training – 8 academic hours. 

Day 3 – Introduction to the technique of developing VET content in hybrid-simulation training or digitizing existing VET content for use in the process of hybrid-simulation training. Pilot development of VET content for hybrid-simulation training (priority topics identified according to IO1 and assigned to each partner) under the supervision of KTC experts. Duration of training – 8 academic hours. 

Day 4 – Pilot development of VET content for hybrid-simulation training (priority topics identified according to IO1 and assigned to each partner) under the supervision of KTC experts. Duration of training – 8 academic hours. 

Day 5 – Getting acquainted with the practice of hybrid-simulation training process management, training participants to adapt to their needs and properly manage digital software, identifying the roles of training participants, forming tasks, setting durations and the like.

Duration of training – 8 academic hours. 
NOTE 1: this training will only be the first step in the training of hybrid simulation training professionals, as participants will later have to develop and pilot (organize, lead, manage, test, evaluate) hybrid simulation training programs or modules (IO3) in their vocational schools, depending on the distributed training topics and research material (IO1).

NOTE 2: the process of developing and piloting a hybrid simulation training material will be consistently coordinated and overseen by specialists designated by the KTC.

NOTE 3: Only VET teachers who have successfully completed all stages of the training will be issued certificates confirming that the person is a professional in the hybrid simulationtraining method.  
Project End Conference17th February, 2023 (Lithuania)