Optimal was a Strategic Partnership for Vocational Schools. The partnership was made up of 2 Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools, 2 SMEs with industry experience from the blue farming and production sector, one teachers association and one European industry member association under the leadership of the Blue Competence Centre of Norway. Optimal stands for Optimized Training, Innovative Methods and tools for Acceptance of prior Learning in qualifications and workplace training. 

The consortium brougth together professionals from vocational education and training, industry experience though companies representing the blue production sector, social partners representing one teacher union organization and the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP). The partnership investigated how delivery of VET to work based learners through the application of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) methodologies and tools, allow teachers and instructors to optimize their training towards the most challenging topics and concepts with individuals or groups of learners.  

The project was co-financed by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ funding program.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein.