European Human Resources Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector
The 4th Workshop for the preparation of an ECVET-oriented Nuclear Job Taxonomy shall take place in Bergen NH (The Netherlands) between 13 and 17 of May 2013. In this opportunity the meeting is planned to be fully devoted to group review of the job profiles prepared so far, together with those to be drafted and peer-reviewed by the contributors in the coming weeks.
EHRO-N undertook in the second half of 2011 the preparation of a taxonomy of nuclear jobs. Its objective is to identify and describe in terms of competence requirements the typical jobs present in the three life-cycle phases of a nuclear power plant, applying the principles of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET).
The preparation of an ECVET-oriented Job Taxonomy has three main objectives:
- Promote the implementation of the ECVET principles in the nuclear education and training.
- Contribute to a common language for nuclear jobs and job requirements.
- Facilitate the design of competence-based qualifications.
As of March 2012 there are 133 nuclear power reactors in 14 member states of EU-27.
The first commercial nuclear power plant started operating in the 1970s.