internationalisation bring about technological and economic change.
Consequently, new process-oriented professions are being developed
in the fields of chemistry and biology. To acquire methodological
and technical, as well as social and communicative competencies is
therefore of vital importance. Job analyses of the laboratory
professions of 'biology and chemistry assistants' show that,
particularly in genetic engineering and molecular biology, new
elements should be integrated into modern vocational training.
The pilot project "GENIAL" develops an innovative
qualification module for genetic engineering in initial training. In
view of the increasing importance of life sciences in
||industry and research, education
and training in genetic engineering are essential in the future. The
implementation of this module will be done according to quality
standards and GMP and GLP rules. The module will consist of both
theoretical and practical (laboratory) components. The aim is to
enrich initial vocational training by an innovative content and by
adding a pan-European dimension. GENIAL will initiate the
development of a transnational network of partners promoting
European mobility for trainees/students and trainers/teachers in
order to gain new technical skills and key qualifications. The
training module will also initiate a transverse discussion about the
ethics, political and social implications of modern genetics.