Train-the-Trainers


The Train the Trainers Workshop is a two-day event dedicated to the presentation of modules and short-term programs structured and implemented within the EU-funded project Smagrinet. The purpose of the presentations, led by teaching experts from consortium universities, is to outline each university’s learning program and implementation into the courses.

The aim of the workshop is to create a common understanding on the modules and programmes, developed within Smagrinet project and to support their uptake. The workshop targets at least 50 participants, 30 from the consortium universities and 20 from the universities beyond consortium. In addition, the workshop provides training for new trainers and thus enables implementation of modules at the European universities beyond consortium.

The essence of the workshop is to give an insight into the implementation of three case-based modules:

  • Module 1: Artificial Intelligence in a Smart Grid with Prosumers (KTU, TUD)
  • Module 2: Economic Operation and Societal Challenges (ULOR, TalTech)
  • Module 3: Connection Planning in Smart Grids (TUB, ULJUB)


Each module was implemented within two universities learning programs in the first phase. Module 1 was structured and implemented by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Dresden University of Technology (TUD), Module 2 by University of Lorraine (ULOR) and Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Module 3 by Technical University of Berlin (TUB) and University of Ljubljana (ULJUB).

The first phase of the modules was implemented from January 2020 to September 2020, with the first workshop taking place online on 24-25 November 2020.

The second phase aspires to implement modules locally within 10 European universities, 6 consortium universities and 4 universities beyond consortium.

The workshop is structured in an instructive and interesting way. The participation of all consortium universities ensures presentations at the expert level of knowledge.

First day the General Introductions of all three Modules is presented, together with the General Introduction of Short-Term Programs. Those presentations provide a basic understanding of each module main topics.

Second half of day one is dedicated to the university’s presentations. Each university introduces lectures, tutorials, lab exercises and project work they have prepared and implemented in the first phase. The presentation is first given by Kaunas University of Technology, followed by the Technical Universities of Dresden and Lorraine.

Day two of the workshop is, similarly, dedicated to the presentations of universities. Presentations are presented by Tallin University of Technology, Technical University of Berlin, and University of Ljubljana. The workshop ends with the introduction of online manuals for the trainers, interested in the implementation of the modules at their university.

Smart grid implementation requires training of next generation of engineers, who must be skilled to implement new technologies. The workshop provides training of new trainers, with aim to ensure training of next generation all over the Europe.

 

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