International project TIRAMISU: to improve first aid skills of students and teachers
King Mindaugas Vocational Training Center joined the international project TIRAMISU (First Aid Improves Survival) on February 27, 2020. Together with partners from Italy, Poland, Lithuania, and Romania, we are going to cooperate in the development of an attractive training course for first aid skills.
“It has long been observed that schools should pay more attention to preparing students and teachers to know how to provide first aid and how to deal with health emergencies. As we are the only Centre in Lithuania training paramedics, joining this project will allow us to share good practices. Together with our partners, we will strive for common results – the development of an e-learning course on human anatomy and physiology and a First Aid manual, as well as the development of a medical simulation-based learning environment for emergency decision-making,” says Ms. Vaida Prakapienė, Head of King Mindaugas VTC; she adds that such educational material will be really useful for all Lithuanian schools.
The projects aims to improve the first aid, health and safety skills and competences of basic education school teachers and to test an innovative international first aid, health and safety training programme at the EU level.
Project partners: the coordinating Italian institution that is a consortium of 40 schools, two universities (Romania and Italy), three schools (Lithuania, Poland, and Romania) and the institution administering the project – the Italian association. Lithuania is represented in this project by KTU Vaižgantas Middle School, King Mindaugas Vocational Training Center and several associated partners.
The TIRAMISU project is funded in compliance with the European Union programme Erasmus+ sub-programme for Strategic Partnerships Developing Intellectual Products.