The main objective of the VAPET-VIP Virtual Vocational Academy for Vocational Education and Training is to contribute to the modernization of the education and training systems used by organizations working in the field. It focuses directly on the professional standards of organizations, overcoming the specific training gap in many participating countries, and at the same time encourages the exchange of experience and know-how between different types of organizations involved in education, training and working with the blind and low-visibility customers.
The project will develop curricula for on-line training on Orientation and Mobility and Social Skills. The programs are aimed at professionals working with visually impaired people. Participants who have completed the training course will receive a Certificate. The project involves 8 partner organizations from 7 countries: Coordinator: Rachel Foundation and Martin Sain - Portugal Partners: NRC and Future 21st Century - Bulgaria Monteckler - France Institute BFW - Duren, Germany National Institute for Blinds - Iceland Ritmeyer Institute - and Leon - Spain.