EU VET student competition on innovative solutions for enhancing energy efficiency
From January to April 2020 the first Energyducation competition for VET students in Europe takes place. The challenge is to develop innovative product or system solutions for a school building using Smart Energy techniques. All students have a basic understanding for Smart Energy principles or learn it concurrently through a comprehensive training toolkit developed for the Energyducation project. Find more information about the pilot training here.
The competition is an excellent opportunity for participating VET students to…
…apply smart energy management knowledge to an interesting problem
…practice business skills for sustainability
…improve English skills
…enjoy international cooperation and cultural exchange
Schools from Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland take part in this pilot project. The participating classes train in technical fields of study where Smart Energy is relevant (engineers in building services, electricity or machinery as well as light, heating and cooling technicians).
The students have the chance to exchange with a class from another country. In online meetings, the students get to know each other, talk about their innovative products or solutions and receive feedback from their partner teams. This encourages English and presentation skills and is an opportunity to connect with foreign young professionals in the same field of work.
All students who submit a video presentation and a sustainable business model of their idea will receive a diploma from myclimate. The winning teams will go on a study visit to Germany on 8. – 13. June 2020. This six-day trip includes a workshop at the passive house institute in Darmstadt and excursions to passive buildings in Karlsruhe, Frankfurt and Heidelberg. Students can enjoy a balanced programme, including free time and cultural and social activities. They will document their study visit with photos and film in order to create a short online training material for their student colleagues. Last but not least, we hope that the winners will not only go on a fun and interesting trip but also make some friends along the way!
Have a look at the student ideas presented on this website as of Mai 2020!