Yuverta holds the Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter, a European recognition of our proven quality track record.
Internship and job-shadow
Every year Yuverta applies for an Erasmus + KA1 project. With this, more than 110 students receive an allowance covering travel and accommodation expenses when they go abroad in Europe for their internship.
Erasmus+ enables teachers to do a job shadow in Europe. They learn and work at foreign schools and companies. Helicon offers about 15 teachers this opportunity each year.
Yuverta is also interested in participating in Erasmus+ KA2 projects in strategic partnerships.
Yuverta participates in several OKP-programs, for example in South Afrika and Rwanda.South-Africa- SEAD-SA
Yuverta participates in the OKP SEAD-SA project. The Strengthening Education for Agricultural Development South Africa project is designed to close the skills gap in the country’s agricultural sector. Several pilots have been launched in the poultry, dairy and piggery sectors in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province and horticulture sector in Western Cape (WC) province.
By contributing to sustainable and inclusive development, SEAD-SA unites educational institutes from all levels and industries into one learning-oriented network. Within the network, students are offered practical teaching and exposure to relevant sectors.
In return, the industry gets access to the competent staff it needs in order to increase food and water security. SEAD-SA also focusses on educating women and disadvantaged individuals, thereby supporting both sustainability and social inclusion within the agricultural sector in South Africa.
Dutch consortium partners: Aeres, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, HAS University of Applied Sciences, Lentiz, Yuverta.
The SEAD-RW project aims to contribute to achieving sustainable food security in Rwanda. The project is designed to support Rwanda Universities TVET institutions to improve their education and training programs; research and community services in agricultural production; value chain management as well as land and water management.
SEAD & SEAD West are funded by The Netherlands Ministry of foreign affairs through the Nuffic and implemented through a partnership between The Strategic Capacity Development Department of the Chief Skills Officer’s Office at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), in partnership with INES Ruhengeri, UR (CAVM, CST and CBE), Rwanda polytechnic (IPRC Gishari, IPRC Huye, IPRC Musanze, IPRC Karongi, IPRC Kigali, IPRC Ngoma) and the international consortium led by Mott MacDonald (SEAD) & Maastricht School of Management (SEAD West).
Dutch consortium partners: Maastricht School of Management, Mott MacDonald, Q-point, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, HAS University of Applied Sciences, Aeres, Yuverta.
First online, practical dairy training in Sri Lanka successfully completed
Nearly 120 professionals trained in sustainable feed and waste management
Close to 120 dairy farmers, farm managers, extension officers and other professionals in the fast-developing dairy sector in Sri Lanka have successfully completed a training course in sustainable feed and waste management. Of the 6 planned training sessions, 2 were conducted fully online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A first such kind of training session for the dairy industry in Sri Lanka.
The bespoke training with focus on practical, hands-on skills, was requested by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka with financial support from Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO; Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland). It was conducted by a Dutch consortium of HollandDoor, Wageningen Livestock Research and Yuverta (formerly Wellantcollege), in close collaboration with local partners such as All Island Dairy Association (AIDA) and University of Peradeniya.
The training was offered to a selected group of dairy professionals who wanted to improve their knowledge and skills on feed and waste management. Between February and May 2021, all participants followed the online courses and carried out exercises offline in between. Every week, the trainers spent several hours online with the participants to work on nutrition and feeding, the lactation cycle, cow signals and sustainable waste management.
The trainees made their own feed plan and learned to assess their cows, and the business aspects of farming. A highlight of the course was a practical session, in which participants from Sri Lanka logged in online and assessed a Dutch farm and cows through a video connection. At the final meeting, all participants presented their action plans for farm improvement to a mix of Dutch and Sri Lankan assessors.
Online training of practical skills certainly can be challenging at times, however this training has proved that it’s certainly possible and effective! The following comments from one of our participants sums it up adequately: “I was excited to be part of this training programme. Though I am not an academic, I tried to keep up with others. It was very interesting and lots of learning. Thank you to AIDA and other institutions for organizing the training programme. A special thanks to the trainers that made the training informative and interactive. The practical sessions were awesome. “
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