Inclusion in vocational training - "Inclusive Kitchen 4.0" officially launched

The Prignitz vocational training centre in Wittenberge hosted the kick-off event for the “Inclusive Kitchen 4.0” project on 13 November 2018. The project is supported by a total of five partners and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund as part of the “Digital Media in Vocational Education and Training” programme. In addition to BBZ Prignitz GmbH, the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Lebenshilfe Prignitz e.V., Oberstufenzentrum and the Prignitz administrative district are all involved in the project. The idea behind the IKKE research project is to make it possible for people with and without disabilities to train as chefs in an “Inclusive Kitchen 4.0”. Over the course of three years (2018 - 2021), research will be carried out within the network and work will be carried out to achieve modern access to vocational qualifications independent of time and place. At the kick-off event, the project participants and guests were able to embark on a short trip to the cooking training centres and gather valuable impressions of the current practical and theoretical training. Together, the project partners want to change cooking training in an exemplary way and create new opportunities, especially for people with disabilities. In addition to strengthening the Prignitz region, at the end of the project a result is to be presented that can also be adapted to other occupational fields. The SPiRIT research group around Prof. Dr. Michael Herzog, based at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, is primarily driving scientific curiosity in this project. With 15 years of experience in technical-supported learning, they want to use the enormous potential of technology, as well as automate work processes and promote the development of media competence. The next milestone meeting of the participating project partners will take place in June 2019 at the Magdeburg site of the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.