Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training
1.9.2018 – 31.12.2020
LEAN FOR WORK AND LEAN FOR LIFE
Train the Trainer to Teach Lean Skills in VET
is a two-year cross-sectoral development project aiming at developing teachers’
and trainers’ skills in vocational education and training (VET) to better guide
their colleagues and students in Lean skills in innovative ways – to train the
trainer. The training approach aims at being interactive, experimental and
Within the project, there are four VET partners and one research and development institute in Finland, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, all working with Lean in their organisations. The partners’ Lean work has been carried out together with organisations in the industry and some of the working life partners function as associated partners in this project.
This strategic partnership has developed and produced innovative approaches to professional development of VET trainers’ Lean skills in order to train students for working life. Our aim is to provide all students with valuable Lean skills by the time they graduate.
- To build up teachers’ and trainers’
capacity and confidence in teaching Lean skills in innovative ways to colleagues and students
sustainable professional development to disseminate the expertise of the
partners across the partnership and encourage synergy between different VET
disciplines, organisations and countries.
the organisations’ Lean development capacity and cooperation with working life.
- To develop key competences of lifelong
learning for the participating teachers, to spread the knowledge and use of
digital skills and to increase each organisations capacity to cooperate on an international level.
Lean is an improvement and problem solving
methodology that strives to reduce or eliminate activities that do not add
value to the customer. Lean is a never-ending elimination of waste; it is
committed to total customer satisfaction, total commitment to quality and total
management and employee involvement. Although Lean’s origins are in the
Japanese car industry, thousands of businesses worldwide in all industries and
services, including healthcare and governments, are using Lean principles as
the way to think and work. Lean skills are applicable to all kinds of organisations,
be it profit or non-profit, industrial or service, private or public, big or
small – as well as to any type of function within the organisation.
A high quality training package including four
intellectual outputs that are piloted by the project partners.
- Basic Lean theory
training package – What is Lean? Why Lean?
- High quality toolbox
with Lean group exercises.
- Digital environment
with individual Lean exercises.
instruction manual on how to deliver the course.
The material has been produced in English, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. Project information and all outputs are found on this website.