University of the West of Scotland


Database Technology Professional (DBTech Pro) II

Principal investigators : Professor Thomas M Connolly and Dr Tom Hainey

Funding Body : EU Lifelong Learning Programme (Transversal Action)

Value : €508,391

Project Partners :

Beside the theoretical studies the project addresses the needs of the industry on application development and use of the mainstream database systems used by the European industry, as Express versions of these systems are now available for educational use. The project extends the results of the LdV project DBTech Pro, the DBTech Framework of courses and the series of hands-on workshops for learning by doing and verifying theories is used to guide the development of learning modules, to cover the latest development in the practical field of database technologies. Beside the contents the results are extended and exploited to link the education of VET and HE institutions up to the level needed for professionals in the European labour market and to PhD programmes for the needs of European research addressing also the lifelong learning strategies for the European database professionals. Internet-based virtual laboratories, digital video lessons and online tests will disseminate and exploit the tutorials and workshops to OC partners supporting the lifelong learning of European database professionals by means of ICT. Tests are prepared for all levels to evaluate the achieved knowledge and skills.


  • Integration of VET and HE education curricula for LLP of database professionals.
  • Recognizing of prior formal and informal learning.
  • European education and training in database technologies meet the developments in database technologies and the needs of the European labour market.
  • Improved quality in ICT and co-operation of VET, HE, and the European industry.

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