Current International Activities

Running an International Technical College

SOTS Course Centre and Rogaland Polytechnic College (Fagskolen Rogaland) has successfully taken part in a number of projects abroad providing services in consultancy, training of personnel, presentation of Internet based concepts, and setting up educational structures. Our international projects include:

FING-prosjekt med partnere fra Færøyene, Island, Grønland og Norge fortsetter samarbeidet med et partnermøte og webinar i Tórshavn denne uken.

Temaet var "Moving Green Energies".
Meinhard Eliasen, fra det færøyske miljødirektoratet (Umhvørvisstovan), med tema: «Energiovergang»;
Heini Ellingsgaard, leder for fornybar energi i EFFO, med temaet: «EFFO, et færøysk energiselskap – vindparker på Færøyene»
Wilhelm E. Petersen, energilektor ved Vinnuháskúlin med emnet: "Alternative drivstoff"
Børge Harestad, avdelingsleder, med tema: ««CO2 fangst og lagring og Bruk av droner i ulike næringer».

Samarbeidet i FING har pågått siden 2012 og partnere ønsker å fortsette samarbeidet med nye aktiviteter.

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Erasmus+ KA220 project - Experiential Entrepreneurship Labs (EELS)

Rogaland Polytechnic College has been granted funds for an Erasmus+ KA220 project with the title of Experiential Entrepreneurship Labs (EELS). The project, which will have a duration of 2 years, will be coordinated by Rogaland Polytechnic College.

There are 5 educational institutions that we have partnered up with:

CKM Dubrovnik, Croatia
Olemisen Balanssia RY, Finland
TVW (thevisionworks), Germany
Momentum Marketing Services, Ireland
European E-learning Institute, Denmark

The project directly contributes to promoting greater levels of ENTREPRENEURSHIP and entrepreneurial thinking among young people. Rather than approaching entrepreneurship as a theoretical concept to be taught in the classroom (learning “about” entrepreneurship), the project introduces Experiential Entrepreneurship Labs as a more effective methodology.


Radom Chamber of Commerce

SOTS samarbeider med Radom Chamber of Commerce, Polen i et EØS-prosjekt: Empowering youth vocational skills for automated metal industry (EYVS4AMI) – adjusting vocational education to demands of metal machining industry to the future”  funded under the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 Education Programme. 

A delegation from the Radom Chamber of Commerce together with school teachers and principals was in Stavanger on a study visit.


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T-shore (Technical Skills for Harmonized Offshore Renewables Europe) is an EU Erasmus+ project where five countries and 12 partners cooperate to develop competence within offshore wind and renewable energy.

The project aim is to establish a international private-public cooperation in terms of education, research and development focused on the offshore wind sector. The project aims to strengthen cooperation between all partners and to elevate the already established regional partnerships by using various strategies and activities.

The project will create innovative approaches for skills provision in the offshore renewable energy sector by linking offshore energy hotspots spread across Europe, and to stimulate innovation and collaboration between VET providers, industry, and research institutes.

T-shore sees the possibility to become a regional lighthouse and a vocational center securing development of vocational education to support the offshore renewable energy market as well focusing on new green competence demand in relation to this order to support the green power transition Europe is undergoing.

Under the umbrella of VET and training of global competences, T-shore will seek to address the following challenges:

  1. The need to upscale / re-skill and design new teaching and training programs to meet demands for the fast-growing offshore renewable energy market.
  2. The need for new business models, better private/public cooperation between VET training and education providers and the industry creating sustainable new business models with focus on infrastructure for new VET learning.
  3. The need for international cooperation among VET providers in the offshore field to combine expertise; together we can accomplish much more.
  4. The need to understand which new green job profiles are needed in relation to offshore and the link to new technologies connected directly to the offshore renewable energy market.

Goals of T-shore

The main project goals are:

  1. Development and creation of a European network of VET schools and VET training centers in offshore wind energy.
  2. The establishment of strong links between businesses and VET providers and combining these stakeholders to meet the industry’s real skills and training needs.
  3. Defining a range of new competency profiles and developing advanced digital and evidence based educational training methods and materials in a work-based learning environment.

Read more about Tech-shore.

Tech-shore (PDF, 94 kB)

EU project aims to develop offshore wind education


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READY – Read, Enjoy and Develop Yourself

This project aims to improve pupils’ motivation to read with the aim of increasing their school success, satisfaction and personal development and decrease the level of early school leaving. During the project partners will develop, promote, and disseminate educational best practices, including new teaching methods and materials to enrich the quality of reading literacy.

A description of the project has been published EU Erasmus platform and is available here:

READY (PDF, 99 kB)


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Inclusive Innovative Education

Through cooperation, collaboration and exchange within a national and European context, this project we hope:

- to dismantle misconceptions and stereotypes

- to better integration and collaboration among co-workers

- to improve the potential to exchange experiences, learning opportunities with professionals/peers in a European/international setting

- to enhance teaching/learning strategies and methodologies for mixed ability classes

- to gain access to innovative/relavant learning/teaching methods and skills for: ICT, maths, language acquisition, social skills/interaction

Inclusive Innovative Education (PDF, 94 kB)


EEA Grants

EEA Grants for Institutional cooperation for the improvement of quality and relevance of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and vocational continuing education.

Empowering Youth Vocational Skills for Automated Metal Industry – adjusting vocational education to demands of metal machining industry of the future.

The aim of the project is to develop and create a modern educational platform supporting youth in choosing a career related to the technical industry. The platform will be rooted in current VET programs (including dual education), also complementing them in the terms of specific competence gaps indicated by practical vocational teachers and entrepreneurs.

EEA Grants (PDF, 102 kB)


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Establishment of innovative network of quality within oil & gas education and training.

A partnership was established early on in 2012 between Vinnuháskúlin Centre of Maritime Studies and Engineering, Akureyri Comprehensive College, Greenland School of Minerals and Petroleum and Stavanger Offshore Technical College. The project was developed with the main goal of establishing an innovative network of quality within oil and gas education and training, while taking into account environmental and safety issues.

The overall aim of this project involving educational providers from the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Norway is to place partners, who are new to the oil and gas industry, on an equal level of competitivity in the international market when it comes to their capacity to offer training and education in related specialized areas. Project FING has received approval for funding from NORA and Nordplus.

Partners in the project:

  • Vinnuháskúlin Centre of Maritime Studies and Engineering is a vocational maritime school located in Tórshavn. It offers three year shipmaster and marine engineer courses as well as other maritime related courses. It was established in 2005 after the merger of the Faroese Nautical School, the Engineers School and the Faroese Firefighting School.
    Read more about the school here.

Cooperation in Training and Education within Oil and Gas Safety and Environment (PDF, 797 kB)


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Sensory Skills Education for Lifelong Learning Competencies

The SensEd project brings together six key partners in a consortium and targets teachers and learners of VET schools and youth and adult learning centers, including learners who may be disadvantaged or disabled. SensEd hopes to convince other schools and education policy makers/leaders to seriously consider incorporating SSE within their own curricula. The SensEd project is innovative in its scope and aims and can bring about great changes within the teaching and learning sphere, without upsetting the status quo.

A description of the project has been published EU Erasmus platform and is available here:


Sensory Skills (PDF, 63 kB)


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