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European Innovative Teaching Award

International practice in welding

School: Klaipėdos Pauliaus Lindenau mokymo centras


Topic(s) addressed

The project focused on the quality assurance, international relations and cooperation and application of welding methods, new technological processes, ideas and tools in the school’s engineering practical training centre.

Target group(s)

The participants comprised vocational education and training (VET) students in welding and VET teachers.


Through innovative methods, a group of 34 students successfully completed internships in foreign companies. The teachers' valuable experiences are documented in reports titled "Welding in Germany, Poland, and Malta" and "Modular Training of Welders in Germany."

Innovation environment

The project offered a platform for sharing innovations, delving into ISO welding standards, and exploring non-ferrous metal welding capabilities. It fostered collaborative problem-solving within the professional training system, paving the way for international, national, and local cooperation networks.

Teachers’ role

Five VET teachers elevated their qualifications and enhanced international teamwork standards. They familiarized themselves with the training and certification structures for welders following EN ISO 9606 modular programs, which they aim to implement in our school. They conducted open lessons and generated welding-related recommendations. The ideas, knowledge, and competences gained are also being applied to the newly established specialty: renewable energy installer.

Impact and output

Both students and VET teachers enhanced their professional competencies in welding technologies, bolstering the school's reputation not only among students but also within the broader organizational landscape. The planned and executed vocational training activities have gained in quality, emphasizing the importance of international perspectives. The project also fostered collaborative problem-solving within the professional training system, leading to the formation of international, national, and local cooperation networks. Moreover, it positively influenced local businesses, who now have access to a pool of competent employees.



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VET schools
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Klaipėdos Pauliaus Lindenau mokymo centras