Experiences from the International VET Workshop in Bratislava, Slovakia


More than 40 persons from Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Norway and Portugal attended the international workshop "Moodern Tools for Education and their Implementation into Education of Welding Personnel", in Bratislava from 18 to 19 of October. During the workshop several virtual welding systems were demonstrated, as well as new training methods in vocational education and training. The European Welding Federation become in particular interested in the student response services and the iQSim simulator that have been developed by HIST and an international partnership in two LLP pilot projects.    

For instance, Mr. Ferens Benuz from the Matre welding school in Hungary (1 hour driving east of Budapest), uses the simulator tools and the mobile learning services with success in training of 4-500 welders each year. This school is reqcognized by industrial companies in Hunagary as one of the best VET schools for mechanical industry.  Further investigations will now be done in order to disseminate the usage to these modern tools and services to VET into additional countries in Europe. 

SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.