INNOTECS - The International Network of Technical Schools - has just elected the new board for the upcoming four years. The new board consists of five persons, and they are all women!
Innotecs is now an official association
Just around New Year the Secretary general and the Trasurer of INNOTECS gathered for visiting the notarys office in The Hague. The statutes of the official association INNOTECS were to be signed. “As an International network we very much need to take the next step and become a legal entity and establish our network as an official association” says Marko Kemppinen, Chairman of the board.
INNOTECS started as a project supported by Erasmus+ funding, and after the project period ended, the network had grown strong enough to continue as an independent
Cooperation across the Atlantic
INNOTECS and TA3 (Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February this Spring.
The TA3 (Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance) is a consortium of leading community and technical colleges in the U.S. and Europe that promotes learning and innovation across borders, supports regional economies, and promotes the value and importance of a global perspective.
By the Memorandum of Understanding the two associations acknowledge each other and will resolve to strengthen collaboration between the
Dear INNOTECS members,
It is a pleasure to pre-announce our next INNOTECS conference.
The board decided in its February meeting to add another half a day to the conference to bring more benefit for the members, so make sure you SAVE THE DATE.
In the meantime we are preparing a very interesting academic program with a (technical-) school visit and a company visit
The draft program 2018 Lake Como (Italy)
- Monday October 22 : evening Welcome drink with friends
- Tuesday October 23 : Conference day 1
- Wednesday October 24 : Conference morning day 2*
Before the EfVET2017-conference in Thessaloniki, Innotecs members gathered to attend Innotecs seminar at MET hotel on Wednesday 25th of November.
Innotecs very first General Assembly addressed the history of Innotecs, report from the Treasures and the proposal of official status of Innotecs after first of January 2018.
After our General Assembly, representative of IEK Delta Studies Thessaloniki gave us a short introduction of her school, which we visited after the seminar.
Professor Giorgos M. Papadourakis from Technological Educational Institute of Crete, presented an
I N V I T A T I O N
Third annual conference
25 October 2017 in Thessaloniki
Join us on the 25th October 2017, 8.45 AM – 6:00 PM, at the MET Hotel for the conference.
At INNOTECS 2017 Conference we will work together on the Theme: Inspiring Practices.
We will show you good examples and give you the possibility to pitch new project ideas,
to find partners or to take the stage to invite partners to exchange staff, students with your school.
If you want to pitch an idea you can let us know by mail or mention it in the link
☞ 75 € per person for delegates from member schools
After the final Erasmus+ project meeting we arranged a conference to all associated Innotecs partners.
After setting up the theme, we had a chance to hear the key note speaker Javier Lopez Mora.
The main part of the conference was to bring together our partrners, and to talk about the future. For that we used World Cafe- methodology, which was successful.
Here are the results from all World Cafe-tables:
Company visit in Valencia
We also had a chance to make a company visit to Faurecia , where we had nice opportunity to become acquainted with a very high quality
At INNOTECS 2015 Conference we will discuss the goals of the INNOTECS network and the benefits of the membership and we will exchange ideas about the specific needs and difficulties of the VET sector.
Join us on the 21st October 2015, 14:00-18:00, at the Asia Resort Hotel.
Last Wednesday 9th, HETEL, an association of 21 VET centers in the Basque Country, held their second Project Innovation Fair. INNOTECs project was presented there to more than 65 participants from twelve different schools.
Anabel Menica ran a round table where the participants had the opportunity to receive direct information about the project and our aims. They wanted to have all the details: number of VET schools involved, countries, companies, … The participants were promised they would keep updated and would get all the necessary information to join the partnership.
Richard van der Molen, director of Landstede in the Netherlands, presents the Logo award to his students Nanouk and Tosca.
These two students competed with students from Finland, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Denmark for the honor of designing the logo for INNOTECS.
The logo and colors will be used in all expressions and marketing communications of this International Network of Technical Schools.