1st Newsletter of EcoMentor project

Newsletter No 1
We'd like to welcome you to the first issue of EcoMentor Project Newsletter. In the first issue:
  • EcoMentor project results and work in progress
  • article Mentoring in Industry 4.0: a win-win solution for mentors and companies by Federica Lo Cascio (SINERGIE)
  • future activities of EcoMentor project
  • project's partnership
If you have questions or feedback regarding the articles or the newsletter in general, please don't hesitate to reach out through email or phone. We look forward to hearing from you.
 Standard of professional competence for mentor in eco-industry

EcoMentor project aims at developing and testing the system of certification of mentor’s competences in the sector of eco-industry.
From the beginning of the EcoMentor project, the partnership was working on the development of the standard of professional competence for the mentor in the eco-industry sector. The partnership conducted surveys among the active mentors employed by companies from selected sub sectors of eco-industry: waste management, recycling, and renewable energies. The purpose of the survey was to verify the content of the standard of professional competence of mentor in the eco-industry. Based on the survey results the initial version of Standard of professional competence for mentor in the sector of eco-industry was developed. The initial version was consulted among the external experts. Currently, project partners are working on the final version of the Standard.
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Modular training programme for mentors in the eco-industry

After the development of the Standard, the partnership began the works on the modular training programme for mentors in the eco-industry. Based on the analysis of employers’ requirements the programme is composed of three vocational training modules and corresponding modular units that are related to professional tasks performed in the mentor’s work. Proposed training modules:
1. Plan mentoring activities
2. Conduct mentoring activities
3. Evaluate mentoring activities
The modular unit programme will include detailed learning outcomes, teaching material, exercises, didactic resources, methodical recommendations for the modular unit implementation, and proposed methods of verification and assessment of the training participant’s achievements.
by Federica Lo Cascio (SINERGIE)
Nowadays, in the IT and Manufacturing fields there is a concept that resounds everywhere: every economist, politician, politic, journalist, analyst, expert, engineer talks about it. We are talking about Industry 4.0 (I4.0): the fourth Industrial Revolution.
I4.0 is significantly influencing working environments: it changes processes in purchase, production, manufacturing, sales or maintenance by including concepts as smart manufacturing, smart maintenance, as well as a high degree of automation and integration in all enterprise processes. It has far-reaching implications on business value creation, business models, downstream services and work organization. As a consequence, employees have to deal with transformed work processes and business models as well as with new technologies.
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In the near future, the Partnership will continue the works on the development of training programme for mentors in eco-industry. The draft of the training programme will be presented during the workshops planned for November 2017 in Poland, Italy, Greece and UK (check the EcoMentor web site and FB).
At the end of the year, the Partnership will work on the blended learning VET course for mentors in eco-industry. The course will be tested during the pilot training starting in 2018 in Poland and Greece. If you want to be informed about the pilot course, please sign up for more information.


Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute (ITeE-PIB)
Dimitra Education & Consulting
International Centre for the Environment, Resource Management & Sustainability Limited (ICERMS)
Kick-off meeting

The first partnership meeting was held in Poland at IOŚ-PIB headquarters in Warsaw. The meeting was a two-day event and attended by members from each of the five partners.
2nd Partnership meeting

The partners from the EcoMentor project met for the second time for a transnational partner meeting. The host of the meeting was DIMITRA and the meeting was held at their headquarters in Larisa, Greece.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This newsletter reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Copyright © 2017 IOŚ-PIB, All rights reserved.

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