Through the partners in this project, the outcomes of the FSW-TECH project will, in time, be actively disseminated beyond the Project Consortium, including the whole of the 31 EWF members throughout Europe, and the wide contact network of VÚZ - PI SR, both in Slovakia and in the rest of Europe.
Due to the European scale of this project, the consortium expects to have a direct impact on the identified target groups and relevant stakeholders at the European level. As the dissemination and exploitation strategy targets all the countries in Europe, not only project countries, the impact of FSW-TECH will be the same for all the European countries.
The expected impact of FSW-TECH to the national VET systems will also be the same for all the consortium countries. In fact, it is expected that the VET national system from the partner countries will suffer significant improvements and an overall modernisation after six months of the begging of the project. This short-term impact is related to the added value of the partnership, which involve different stakeholders (HE institutions, VET organisations, companies and European association) in the training process in order to make VET more responsive to new challenges in the sector. The partners will not only be responsible for addressing three professional profiles and being the first VET providers to offer this new Qualifications to the market, but also by addressing these profiles the consortium is creating the basis for the development of new professional profiles related to the FSW and the industrial sectors where it is used.
We believe that the impact of FSW-TECH on the target groups (companies, professionals, VET providers; universities; trainers, teachers and HE students) and other relevant stakeholders will be substantial and will remain as long as the FSW process/technology last. To prove this fact, the EWF Guidelines and harmonised education, training and qualification system have continuously been used by all the European Countries, since its creation in 1980.