steering committee took place during the period of May 16 – 17, 2017, in Palestine polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine. The meeting main objective was to disseminate what was achieved within the framework of the project and lay the basis for the after project joint activities, for that the event addressed the project results, partners' activities, project financial issues, project final report, documentation submission to grant-holder, competence network formulization, and partnerships within project consortium.
The meeting was opened by Palestine Polytechnic University president, Prof. Imad KHATIB, who welcomed all participants and wished them great success and pleasant stay in Hebron. Prof. Imad KHATIB spoke briefly about the university mission in developing Palestinian society and about its plans for developing current and new study programs in various engineering, scientific, and technical fields. He stressed the importance of the CODE project to Palestine Polytechnic University, and the achievements from being coordinator of this project. He also concentrated on increasing PPU participation and EU projects and the support of National Erasmus+ Office.
Over the two days, there were various presentations and open discussions aimed at the obtained results from the CODE project. And so partners and steering committee members, presented their respective institutions relevant activities and their contribution in the project and the achieved benefits and results.
The coordinator of the project Dr. Momen SUGHAYYER thanked all the partners for the team work that led to the project success, the networking, the capacity building and the sustainability of the project. He also focused on achieving the goal of the project which was developing a model for career-oriented curricula and establishing a relevant Centre of Competence for road vehicles specialization, and developing curricula that cover engineering, technical, and vocational training, and to create an academic-official- professional partnership for vehicle maintenance profession. At the end he hoped keeping maintenance education and transferring to local partners skills and know-how relevant to identify local job needs; curricula development for modern vehicle technologies.