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Time for Professonals - Wielkopolska Professional Education


The “Time for Professionals – Wielkopolska Professional Education”  is a system project, which was implemented under Priority IX of Operational Program Human Capital  (Measure 9.2). The leader of the project was Local Government of Wielkopolska Province (Viovodeship) and the Partner Poznań University of Technology. Duration of the project covered the period from 1 July 2012. September 30, 2015.


This project was the development of the preceding years project under the name “Wielkopolska Monitoring and Forecasting System” whose essence was to develop an innovative system to collect and monitor information on the professional skills in the context of the labor market.


The aim of the project was to increase the attractiveness and quality of vocational education through activities such as:

  1. organization of practices and trainings for pupils at Wielkopolska employers, 
  2. creation of two laboratories in Wielkopolska for the needs of professional practices realization together with elaborating of innovative programs for practices, 
  3. creating, development and widespread of the Wielkopolska system of educational – professional assistance – System Professionals, 
  4. elaborating of innovative programs of modular education in six professions at the level of technician and implementing them in 35 schools,
  5. preparation of teachers to teach based on elaborated educational programs,
  6. realization of additional activities for pupils based on elaborated educational programs,
  7. equipping schools with additional tools and educational materials with particular emphasis on ICT,
  8. implementation of e-learning education in 35 schools.


68 schools from Wielkopolska Region participated in the project, modular education was introduced to 35 of those. Apprenticeships included 9624 pupils technicians of Wielkopolska Region, of which 3327 took an employer provided apprenticeship and 7180 participated in the apprenticeship laboratories.Modular education included more than 1 750 people. In total, the project involved over 10,000 people.


The planned project activities have led to the implementation of forms of teaching ensuring higher efficiency of education and at the same time resulted in a reduction of educational disparities in Wielkopolska Region schools compared to schools in other European regions.