LErnfeld Nachhaltige Energietechniken im Handwerk –

Training for sustainable energies applied in trades
A contribution to a sustainable development

The pilot project LE.NE is the first pilot project with the emphasis „vocational training for a sustainable development” which is supported by the BiBB – Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (federal institute for vocational training) from June 1st 2001. The support of the pilot project allows the promotion of the trades to achieve acceptance for sustainable structures of energy supply.

Since November 30th 2005 the pilot project is finished.

LE.NE contributed to the settling of sustainable energies on the level of regulatory policy and to become a matter of course and curricula in the vocational training in trades.
LE.NE bases on jointly preparatory works of the cooperation partners in the region. European pilot projects, carried out in context of the LEONARDO DA VINCI-programme are highly significant for this work.

Aim of LE.NE is the integration of sustainable energies into the first vocational training in trades. For that objective LE.NE developed and tested exemplary training units to different energy technologies. Trainers and teachers are qualified by further educations for the carrying out of the training units. The training units are supplemented by a trainers textbook and are disseminated.

The training units didactics and methodology
Professional courses of business and actions, for example learning by a customers order, are structuring features of the training process. The training units allow the cooperation between training in companies, training centers and schools. The methodologies features are orientation on activities and the self-qualification of the trainees in small groups. Purposive tasks cause learning activities which are aimed to tackle problems independently by dealing with manuals, provided information and the use of the new media. These new methods of imparting knowledge leads to modified pedagogical requirements of the teaching stuff. Instruction and support for a successful planning and carrying out of the courses are provided by further education and supplementary materials to the training units.

LE.NE Products
Training units are developed to the following subjects:

The training units provide
  • to impart basic knowledge
  • tasks are orientated on the professional reality
  • promote the achievement of soft skills such as service orientation, teamwork, independent work planning
  • contribute to the integration of sustainable energies into the training for plumbers and electricians
  • sensitise for the interfaces between trades
  • motivate for further educations after the initial vocational training
For the further education of teaching and training stuff is developed a special conception. As the training units for the initial training the further education works with the methodology of self qualification in small groups.

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