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The Association for European Dairy Industry Learning (AEDIL) was established in 1992 by European organisations, which were responsible for the vocational education and training in the dairy sector in their countries. Soon, other countries joined the association, with dairy oriented group associations and societies who particularly support the needs of vocational, further and continuing training in the dairy sector. Meanwhile the number of members has increased to 15 members.

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NEWS

Conference on WBL and live stream                                 starts on 14th September 2017 at 11 am

Please find a link to the ‘live streaming’ for the Conference AEDIL is hosting at Drinktec, Munich to discover the pros and cons of Work Based Learning. 

 

You can join in on chat too!  We WELCOME all feedback and opinion. Please distribute to your interested organisations and stakeholders.

 

Timings

 

11am: Coffee and welcome – Streaming opens

11:30am: Petri Nokelainen - Defining Work Based Learning (WBL)

12:00 Break out session one - what do we want from WBL?

12:30pm Lunch

1:15pm : Estelle Cuillier (EURIAL) - WBL training is about production management

1:30: Julien Bloede (EURIAL) - Experience within Diploma in production management

2pm: Break out session - Ideal Delivery methods for WBL

2:30pm: Stephan Karl (Tetra Pak)—WBL- case study and look-out to the next 10 years

3pm: Break out session - WBL

3:30pm: Plenary Session and depart

4pm Streaming closes

 

Flyer for the conference

 

Dairy Skills for the EU Economy –

A short conference to understand ‘Work Based Learning’ in the World of Dairy Manufacture

 

“AEDIL has been given a project, by the European Commission, to undertake and deliver a study to help improve the understanding of current and future demands for Dairy skills in the EU economy. This is an important activity for the preparation of workforce planning with the wider EU Dairy Industry – both supply and demand. Assessing the supply and demand of dairy skills in the EU needs to be strongly evidence based. Therefore, AEDIL is very keen that the project considers the views of stakeholders and employer-led partnerships that have insights into dairy skill requirements in the EU with additional focus on the Green and Digital skills agendas.  In addition, AEDIL needs to understand potential delivery mechanisms, the positives and negatives.  AEDIL will seek advice from interested parties at the Munich drinktec exhibition where AEDIL has booked a small conference suite.  Lunch is available and we aim to canvas opinion with 3 expert speakers from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, Tetra Pak, Central Europe and EURIAL, France. ”

 

A Guide to Work Based Learning Models

 

A detailed programme will be available in July 17 but for an application and free invitation to drinktec and the AEDIL conference  please send an e-mail to info@zdm-ev.de

 

 

EU-project approved: Mapping skills needs and supply in the dairy sector

 

AEDIL has successfully applied for EU-funding for a project, which will produce recommendations on how to meet the skills required by the European dairy sector.

AEDIL (Association of European Dairy Industry Learning) is a European network of dairy stakeholders in 15 countries.

 

The project is composed of four major processes: development of a framework for research of skills needs and supply in the dairy sector; research in 13 countries; analysis of the data collected and finally recommendations on how to close the gaps and even out mismatches found in the research.

The project has a duration of 3 years and will start by the end of 2016.

 

The research will be undertaken in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, UK, Norway and Turkey.

 

The rationale behind the project is that the European dairy sector is rapidly changing towards more concentrated and specialized production and the global demands for dairy products are growing. This situation matched with an education supply that is not fully geared to provide the skills needed by the labour market, display a strong need for comprehensive knowledge on skills demands and skills supply within the European dairy sector.

 

Organizations participating in the project

 

  • Danish Dairy Managers Association, Denmark
  • Arla Foods amba, Denmark
  • Professional Dairy Association (MVL), Finland
  • French Association of Graduates from Dairy Schools (AFDIL), France
  • German Technical Dairy Employees Organisation (ZDM)
  • VHL University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
  • Association of the Poland Dairy Industry, Poland
  • Uludag University Karacabey, Turkey
  • The National Skills Academy for Food &Drink, UK
  • The Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation (ETL), Finland
  • Association of Dairy Teachers in EU (EUROPEL)

 

Full summary and rationale behind the project

 

The European dairy sector is rapidly changing towards more concentrated and specialized production and the global demands for dairy products are growing. This situation matched with an education supply that is not fully geared to provide the skills needed by the labour market, display a strong need for comprehensive knowledge on skills demands and skills supply within the European dairy sector.

 

The overall objective of this project is a competitive European dairy sector where the industry and education sector collaborate to meet changing demands and trends. The immediate objective is to provide the sector with consolidated recommendations on training provision to meet the skills required by the labour market.

 

AEDIL (Association of European Dairy Industry Learning) is a European network of dairy stakeholders in 15 countries. 11 member-organizations undertake this project in the auspices of AEDIL with 40 participating bodies (10 universities, 9 VET-providers, 4 enterprises, 2 skills councils, 9 employers’ associations, 3 employees associations, 1 chamber of commerce, 1 national sectoral agency, 1 labour market research institute).

The project is composed of four major processes: development of a framework for research of skills needs and supply in the dairy sector; research in 13 countries; analysis of the data collected and finally recommendations on how to close the gaps and even out mismatches found in the research.

 

The expected impact on dairy schools and universities is that they will be better suited to upgrade and improve their curriculum and to create a more attractive and business-oriented dairy education that appeals to students and young workers.

 

The expected impact on dairy enterprises is that they will know which educational institutions in Europe that educate graduates with the skills they need. This will enable a more flexible recruitment approach and a mobile workforce.

 

The project will deliver forecasts on skills needs and trends five years ahead and a collection of Best Practices on Work Based Learning from the dairy industry.

A long-term benefit is that the industry will have a sufficient workforce with the right competences. Furthermore, AEDIL will be a flagship of effective collaboration between the world of work, science and education for coherency between skills demands and skills supply.

 

AEDIL conference on trade fair drinktec about „Research in to Work Based Learning (WBL)“ for EU-project: Mapping skills needs and supply in the dairy sector

 

14th September 2017 | trade fair drinktec | ICM Saal 4

 

As part of the initial stages AEDIL will need to understand ‘delivery mechanisms’ where one such method, Work Based Learning (WBL), will be examined.  Drinktec 2017, in Munich, will provide an outstanding venue with many key stakeholders present which will be invited to a Work Based Learning short conference. There will be expert speakers and case studies of best practice. The aim of this small conference is to gather best practice and understand where the good and bad parts of WBL exist and make sure AEDIL’s project delivers an exceptional and achievable list of recommendations by November 2019.

 

Four major project stages:

 

            1. development of a framework for research of skills needs and supply in the dairy sector;

2. research

3. analysis of the data

4. recommendations on how to close the gaps and even out mismatches.

  • The expected impact on dairy schools and universities - upgrade and improve their curriculum. 
  • The expected impact on dairy enterprises - know which educational institutions in Europe that educate graduates with the skills they need.

 

Link to project area ->