Following the development of the regionally based Locksmith occupational standard (LOS) within the Enhancements in the quality of education and training in SEE – EQET SEE the EQET SEE project partners preceded towards developing the locksmith regionally based qualification standard (QS).
After successfully developing the first regionally based qualification standard in the Western Balkan region, the representatives of the VET and qualification agencies from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Serbia started the development of the second regionally based qualification standard by meeting in Bar, Montenegro on 16 and 17 May 2023. The meeting was attended by the total of 23 participants, education and business experts from the EQET SEE economies who worked on the development of the locksmith occupational standard.
The meeting was attended by two nominated participants from each EQET SEE economy, the ERI SEE Secretariat project team, Ms Tina Šarić, director of the ERI SEE Secretariat and the EQET SEE project manager, and Ms Ivana Živadinović Regional Project Coordinator, and Ms Maja Jukić external expert for the qualification standard development. The main goal of the meeting was to define the main framework for the development of the standard and make the first steps tovards defining the units of learning outcomes.
The finalisation of the qualification standard is planned for the regional meeting that will be organised online. After this meeting, the series of national meetings is planned, during which each economy will work on the national validation of the regional standard.
More about the EQET SEE project is available here. The Methodology for the Developing Regionally-based Standards of Qualifications (developed within the TO REGOS) can be downloaded in English language with translations in Albanian, Macedonian, Serbian.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNCSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.