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BIBB supports "TraNaxis" transfer project

Over the next two years, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) will be funding the joint project "Transfer of sustainability into initial and continuing vocational education and training practice through multiplier qualification (TraNaxis)" run by the University of Erfurt and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg with around € 550,000 from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The programme "Berufsbildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung im Transfer für Ausbildungspersonal 2020-2022 (BBNE-Transfer)" aims to transfer proven results and products from previous BBNE pilot projects for sustainability-related continuing training of trainers. With the pilot projects KoProNa and Pro-DEENLA, the University of Erfurt and Leuphana had already successfully participated in the funding programme "Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Development (BBNE) 2015-2019". Through the cooperation, the results obtained are now to be linked and transferred to vocational training practice in the form of a multiplier qualification.

In order to ensure this transfer, a series of workshops will be held on the qualification of trainers in initial and continuing vocational education and training and on the qualification of in-company trainers; the results will be evaluated, adapted and implemented. In the first phase, teachers for continuing vocational training are qualified. During this qualification a guide is developed. In the second phase, based on these guidelines, the pedagogues independently conduct a series of workshops with in-company trainers from companies from different sectors. A further aim is that the series of workshops for the trainers during the project phase should be incorporated into the certification system of the regional chambers of industry and commerce as an IHK certificate course. TraNaxis thus offers a perspective for the integration of the new standard occupational image positions "Environmental protection and sustainability" and "Digitalised working world" in the course of the further development of the training regulations, which will become binding for all training companies from August 2021. This offer can ensure that training personnel in companies not only support decisions for a social, ecological and economic sustainable orientation of company processes, but also actively think about and help shape them.

A special feature of the project is also that in the course of the transfer a connection is made between commercial and industrial-technical perspectives on sustainability in vocational education and training. In this way, TraNaxis aims to ensure a holistic penetration of sustainability issues in vocational training. To ensure that this transfer process is successful and nationwide, the Universities of Erfurt and Lüneburg are working with various partners from the field of initial and continuing vocational education and training: the VHS-Bildungswerk (Gotha), the Steinbeis Innovation Centre for Logistics and Sustainability (Sinsheim), GILDE Business Development (Detmold) and the "Institut für Betriebliche Bildungsforschung" (Berlin). In addition, numerous companies, other research institutions as well as associations and clubs are involved in the transfer of sustainability into vocational education and training practice at TraNaxis.