Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH)

As part of the InnoVET project ProNet Handwerk, the Institute for Communication and Assessment Research (CARES) and the Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH) are working on the further development of the UCAN tools together, ensuring that these tools meet the special requirements of the skilled trades. The change from paper-based to digitally supported examinations is only gradually taking place in the Chambers of Crafts and Skilled Trades. During this process, the ZWH is providing support for its member chambers throughout Germany.

In this context, Campus enables a secure computer-based execution of the advanced training examinations that have been newly developed in the project. It provides a selection of question and item types to choose from when customising examinations.

tOSCE ensures fast, simple, and legally compliant documentation of the practical examination components, e.g., in a journeyman’s or master’s examination, and for this reason, it is of long-term interest to the skilled crafts organisations.

The ZWH is supported by the Chambers of Crafts and Skilled Trades as well as regional councils representing their respective Chambers and the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH). Like the association with UCAN, this affiliation offers great synergy effects for all members. For this very reason, the UCAN membership will continue to be a primary goal to the ZWH. Moreover, the ProNet Handwerk project is based on the idea of a network. To make vocational training in the skilled trades future-proof, modern and digitised learning and examination processes need to be developed in close collaboration.


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