Permanent network of trainers
To facilitate the education and professional growth of trainers delivering the training programmes developed under the project, a permanent network of trainers was established. The network servede as a platform for exchanging experiences and knowledge, discussing new approaches to training of trainers, know-how and the best practice sharing. It also provided ideas, materials and opportunities for the professional development and improvement of training materials based on their practical experience, as well as for delivering training on regular basis. Before the first round of delivering education, trainers went through the initial training and became familiar with teaching materials, the pedagogical concept and methodology of education as well as the assessment of the acquired competences from the training of trainers was explained in great detail.
Prior to first round of delivering education, trainers went through the initial training and became familiar with teaching materials, the pedagogical concept and methodology of education as well as the assessment of the acquired competences from the training of trainers. In the framework of international workshops, they helped to complete the content and scope of the individual modules, including the formulation of the pedagogical concept and the teaching methodology, to be adapted to the specific conditions in the individual target countries. They also participated in the editing of the final program structure as well as in the preparation of a methodology for evaluating the results of the learning process.
More than 20 trainees from Slovakia collaborated in the ingREeS project, who transfered their experience to the participants of all training modules. A built-up network of trainers is not a closed group; on the contrary, within the sustainability of the project, the challenge to include other professionals remains open.
Vocational training and subsequent acceptance of trainers was the responsibility of program experts in cooperation with the relevant modular expert. Program experts became the main guarantors of each program, taking on the following basic duties and competencies:
- designed and approved the structure of modules, reduced duplication between modules and assessed the time consuming of study materials;
- commemorated the proposed solution of the future education of persons in the defined area according to the agreed parameters of the individual modules;
- proposed and approved the inclusion of module experts in the database;
- coordinated the work of module experts in the preparation of study materials;
- annotated the content and range of materials in the modules.
Program ingREeS experts:
- Education program: Architect | Planner
Program Expert Name: prof. Ing. Zuzana Sternová, PhD.
In her profession, professor Sternová has been focusing on the building’s thermal protection and the reduction of energy consumption in its use for many years. Over the last twenty years, she has been a major contributor to the theoretical solution of the problem and practical application of thermal insulation and complete renovation of buildings, the removal of system failures especially of panel apartment buildings and the energy efficiency and energy certification of buildings.
Professor Sternová is chairing the Standards Committee for Thermal Protection of Buildings, she is a member of the Slovak Chamber of Civil Engineers, Slovak Society for Environmental Engineering and several editorial boards. She is also the author of many professional articles in Slovakia and abroad. In 2006, the professor issued Atlas Thermal Bridges, and other publications, for example Residential Home Renovations. Bulky housing construction or thermal insulation systems of building envelopes.
2. Education program: Construction Site Supervisor
Name of Program Expert: doc. Ing. Ivan Juríček, PhD.
In his profession, doc. Juríček deals with issues related to the implementation of standards, the basic requirements of construction and the performance of the construction manager. He is also a member of the SKSI Testing Commission for Construction and Construction Supervision. He is the author of many professional articles and publications on quality control in construction, building and technological preparation for construction and technological security of buildings. The list of all published publications and professional articles can be found HERE.
3. Education program: Civil Engineer – Site manager
Name of Program Expert: doc. Ing. Peter Makýš, PhD.
In his profession, doc. Makýš focuses on the building and technological aspects of building management, environmental protection. Doc. Makýš is a member of the SKSI Testing Commission for Construction and Construction Supervisors and author of many articles and publications. The list of published articles can be found HERE.
4. Education program: Assessor of the Achieved Energy Efficiency of Buildings
Name of program Expert Name: Ing. Ladislav Piršel, PhD.
Mr. Piršel has established company Alocons to fulfill the desire for an efficient, structured and flexible firm of experienced experts who care about what they are passing on to their followers and therefore focus on sustainability.
5. Education program: Civil engineer – Energy counsellor
Program Expert Name: prof. Ing. Ivan Chmúrny, PhD.
For decades, professor Chmúrny has been engaged in building physics and has been at the forefront of certifying the energy efficiency of buildings in Slovakia. He is a renowned expert in thermal protection and modeling of building heat balance.