Polish vocational school principals visit our partner school in Kiev, Ukraine
23 March, 2018:
The Higher Vocational School for Building and Design in Kiev, Ukraine, our partner in the model project to modernize painter training, is making good use of the newly equipped workshops and their new knowledge to further international collaboration. During a project-related visit by board member Peter Moeller, vocational school principals from Warsaw, Poland and the surrounding areas were also visiting the foundation’s partner school. They participated in a class on ornamental plaster techniques meant to prepare students for a Ukrainian-Polish school exchange program. The Polish visitors were deeply impressed with the school’s state-of-the-art facilities and the skills of the Ukrainian teachers, students and master craftsmen. In the future, they plan to send Polish students to Kiev for select practical courses. This will allow our partner school to generate revenue that can then be reinvested in additional training opportunities.
New multiplication project in Vinnytsia/Central Ukraine
15 December, 2017:
After the painters, the carpentry trade will be next to benefit from a modernized vocational training program at the vocational school in Vinnytsia. To implement the program, for the first time, the project results developed in Lviv for the carpentry training project are being passed on to another school. In early December, Peter Moeller signed the corresponding contract with the lieutenant governor of the region. A planning seminar to coordinate workshop construction will follow soon. This project will be coordinated by our Ukranian subsidiary. The technical coordination has been placed in the experienced hands of Christoph Junghans, who established a new carpentry training program in Lviv/Ukraine and Causeni/Moldova.
Support for urban planning
14 September, 2017:
In Kiev, the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung (ESST) has agreed to partner with with KNUBA, the Kiev National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, as well as the SFB, a foundation for the promotion of building and construction, in order to extend support for urban planning and engineering. A winter and a summer school for young engineers with a specialization in urban planning have been instituted for 2018, as has the participation in a Ukraine-wide engineering competition and the continued support and modernization of university education in the urban planning sector. The resident expert is SFB Vice President Toralph Weise.
Cooperation agreement officially extended for 5 years
11 September, 2017:
In early September, the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung signed an additional cooperation agreement with the education ministry of the Sverdlovsk region and its project partner of many years, the Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Yekaterinburg. This sets the stage for a continuation of the extremely successful partnership aimed at modernizing vocational training in the trades until the end of 2022. The project partners hope to multiply the results of prior projects at additional vocational colleges in the Sverdlovsk area and also update previously modernized trades up to the state of the art, both in terms of educational content and technology. The school exchange program with German vocational schools will also be expanded. In addition, the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung hopes to make use of the experiences of its project partner for multiplication activities that reach beyond the Sverdlovsk area and Russia.
New perspectives for carvers – launching a stonemason training program in Lviv
22 May, 2017:
The Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung and the Iwan Trush College of Decorative and Applied Art have signed a partnership agreement in Lviv. Together, they plan to launch a technical training program with a focus on restoration stonemasonry work in the city. In working with stone, the college currently focuses on carving and has a strong artistic orientation. The tremendous need for restoration in Lviv, given the innumerable architectural treasures found in just the facaded in the old town, requires more extensive technical skills and expertise in modern restauration techniques, however. Therefore, the current training program will be expanded and enhanced with these components.