Essentials of the standards training curricula were defined at the 2nd partnership meeting under ISTRA project
The 2nd partnership meeting under ISTRA project - International Standards training in VET for promotion of market relevant education 2016-1-BG01-KA202-023738, funded by Erasmus+ programme of the EU, was held on 30 May 2017 in Riga, Latvia.
The aim of the meeting was to make an overview of the implementation of the project so far, to plan the forthcoming tasks and to decide on the future elaboration of the training modules for the ISO 31000 series for risk management and ISO 27000 for information security management systems.
The meeting was hosted by the Latvian College of Culture and the Bureau of Standards of Latvia (LVS) and it was attended by 15 participants from all partner organizations. BDS was represented by Rositsa Georgieva, Director of “Publishing, Sales and Services” Directorate, Petar Lozev, Chief Expert and Secretary of BDS/TC 34 and Vanina Pencheva, Expert at “International Cooperation” Department, members of BDS project team.
The following topics were discussed: the project progress, the developed virtual learning environment, the project dissemination products and the activities performed by the partners in that regard, planning of training for trainers to work in a virtual learning environment, etc. BDS representatives delivered a presentation with a proposal for the structure and content of the training on risk management and proposed key topics related to the content of the training and the method of its performing for discussion and decision.
The partners discussed and made important decisions on the elaboration of the training modules on standardization. Aiming to cover the diversity of the target groups’ age and experience – vocational school students, university and college students and adults, the training will be elaborated in three modules. The first two will provide basic knowledge on standards and standardization in order to be included for study by students in the vocational schools. The third module will be elaborated at a professional level and will be targeted only to students and adults who will gain in-depth knowledge of both series of standards and their application.
The courses will take place in the form of blended training - hours for online self-training on the topics and virtual meetings for discussions, and will start in the beginning of 2018. Peter Lozev from BDS will be the key trainer on the risk management standards. The course on standards for information security management systems will be lead by the Bureau of Standards of Latvia. The trainings for trainers will be performed in the period September - October 2017.
The trainings on standards are free of charge and anyone successfully completed them will receive a certificate.