The Technological High-School for Mechatronics and Automation Iasi (LTMA) is the first and the largest technological high-school in the county of Iasi, offering technical education for jobs such as: technician in mechatronics and technician in automation. Together with these, the school offers professional education in domains such as mechanics, electrics and electronics. Education is offered in different forms for a wide range of beneficiaries: high-school, afternoon and evening classes (for adults completing their studies), apprentice education, sports education (rugby) and post high-school courses. By this wide range, the LTMA is one of the few schools in the area that can cover the entire education for the post -compulsory (secondary) level.
EuroEd Foundation came into being as an organisation in 1992, with the support of the Soros Foundation and the British Council Romania. EuroEd Foundation is a non-profit organisation located in Iasi, Romania. EuroEd it delivers educational services to all age categories and developed a series of programmes, including language courses and international training courses for language teachers and professional trainings in field of tourism, IT, mentoring, communication, etc.
The Spanish Confederation of Education and Training Centers (CECE) is a non-profit employer´ and professional organization founded in 1977. It represents a wide educational sector in Spain from nursery school to university level. It has more than 2.000 Education and training centers among its members, what implies around 1.000.000 students and 60.000 teachers. CECE gives support to its members in 5 areas:
(1) Organisation of LLL courses for teachers (about 687 local training courses and 6.000 participants/year).
(2) implementation of technological innovation in its members;
(3) internationalisation of the schools’ members;
(4) Assistance in the implementation of the EFQM Excellence Model in its member institutions;
(5) Legal consultancy for the member institutions.
CECE´s educational profile is complemented by its Foundation, Ángel Martínez Fuertes (AMF), which focuses its activities on social inclusion through training of unemployed persons, persons over 45, women, disabled persons, immigrants.
Grupo Coremsa (GC) is a holding of VET providers with more than 25 years of experience in vocational education and training geared towards employment. In 2000 GC focused its activity on developing new teaching and learning models setting up CESUR (Centro Superior de Formación Europa Sur) which nowadays counts with 11 own training centres located in 7 cities in Spain. In addition GC works together with more than 400 enterprises of many different professional areas to offer appropriate dual vocational training. The company offers around 80 training cycles and 250+ specialized courses.
Association “IT-World.BG” is a public non-profit NGO established in 2009. Its team consists of information technology professionals that have been previously involved in different e-Government and e-Learning development projects. Its main mission is to assist the development and modernization of e-society in Bulgaria and Europe. “IT World BG” has a successful background in the deployment of e-Learning solutions and the development of digital literacy courses. The company has also a registered Cisco Networking Academy offering various IT VET trainings.
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies (BANA) was founded and started its activities in 2006 as an organization which is the first contact point of Cisco networking academies in Bulgaria, and which works to support their interests, to help them operate more efficiently, to harmonize their curricula, as well as to promote the ICT education in the country. BANA has been working on making Cisco NetAcad program nationally recognized as well as on supporting graduates from the academies in finding jobs related to networking. Acting as a bridge between academies and business. BANA is also recognizable by all public institutions in the country, including the Presidency, ministries and agencies often invited to participate in important events.
CIPAT is a consortium of 43 Tuscan Upper Secondary Education Schools, most of them Vocational Institutes. It was founded in 2002 by 11 Vocational Institutes which later decided to make the consortium open to different types of Upper Education schools which shared its aims and were interested in its initiatives. CIPAT works in close cooperation with the Regional Authorities in the reform of technical/vocational curricula.
It has been organizing courses to achieve certificates of total quality management (EFQM, BSC, CAF) for a decade and is currently organizing a course for evaluators of TQM.
The activities aiming at the prevention of early school leaving as well as at the development of teachers’ technological skills led to the participation in community programmes. The Consortium cooperates with local charities as the old “Misericordia di Firenze” to help people with disabilities and migrants to fully integrate in the society.
Pixel is an international education and training institution with 18 years of experience in international cooperation and European project management.
Established in Florence (Italy) in January 1999, Pixel is engaged in a constant improvement in the quality of the services performed. Pixel obtained quality certification according to UNI EN ISO 9001. Pixel is also accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and by the Tuscany Regional Government.
The main target groups Pixel work with are: Higher Education Institutions, Schools, VET Organizations, Adult Education Institutions, Public Authorities (Ministries, Regional bodies), Research centres, Cultural institutions, Hospitals etc. based all over the world.