Erasmus + Programme
ESCAPE project is a 32 month project. Co-ﬁnanced by the European Commission in the Framework of the Erasmus + Programme. KA2 Strategic Partnership in the ﬁeld of Vocational Education and Training.
The project is lead by ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES INDUSTRIES ALIMENTAIRES (ANIA) in partnership with 5 organisations from Italy, French and Netherlands coming from educational and F&D sector.
Aim of the project
The speciﬁc aim of the project is to develop a training programme for food technology students motivated in working in the business area of the F&D sector, based on the industry’s needs and to address F&D industry’s need for effective international salespeople with skills in food technology
By developing an intensive programme in sales competencies for food technologists, the ESCAPE project will accelerate graduates’ access to job opportunities at the European level. It will thus benefit both food technology students and food companies.
ESCAPE EXPECTED RESULTS
The ESCAPE project aims to develop an innovative training programme on sales and business-related competencies directed towards food technology students and to evaluate the developed training programme via an experimentation phase in three different European countries (France, Italy and the Netherlands).
The main concrete project developments are:
- A new training methodology based on the flipped classroom model of instruction.
- An innovative learning platform for the ESCAPE training: the ESCAPE platform is aimed at being used in all European countries. The pedagogy is based on 4 general modules and 3 country-specific modules. Each module will gather the essential theoretical notions and will be completed by practical activities.
- Theoretical training ending with an attractive and practical training session during the SIAL food fair: during five days, the students will be taught and mentored by food sales professionals and will have the opportunity to interact with each other through coaching activities. This will improve the quality and effectiveness of the training. As a result, trainees will be more confident when faced with real-life work situations and will also be more qualified to provide innovative solutions to problems. This will ultimately lead to better employability of the students.
- Demonstration phase in France, Italy and the Netherlands: A demonstration will be done in the three HEIs to evaluate and promote the project results.
- All in all 60 students (20 per country) enrolled in food technology Master’s programmes will be trained.