The Technomatch project aims to develop a virtual knowledge platform for competencies as defined by industry and education. Various companies such as Lanxess, PSA-HNN, Rob Montagne Cegelec, Atlas Copco and Umicore and a myriad of vocational schools are developing a method to define competencies. These definitions have a high transfer value so that the educational system can fully benefit from the competency method by means of testing students, internship guidance and end term assessment. An ePortfolio system will be deployed as a kind of register service where students can keep track of acquired competencies and which they can use as a passport for future studies and career development.
The project is financed by the European Social Fund and the Flemish Ministry of Education. The City of Antwerp participates in terms of support and manpower. By Q3 of 2007 a test platform and training programme for interested schools and companies will be implemented. The project ends in November 2007