ISQ is a private, non-profit and independent technological institution founded in 1965, currently running operations in more than 40 countries across the world (EU, Eastern Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia), offering its experience in technical inspections, technical assistance for engineering projects, consultancy services and training activities, supported by transversal research and development activities and by 16 accredited laboratories (e.g.: chemical, bio and agro testing, non-destructive testing, Aerospatiale, etc).

ISQ has a recognised experience in all areas of the training cycle (needs analyses, design, implementation, evaluation) being the second biggest player in LifeLong Learning in Portugal, including expertise in creation of national standards (professional profiles) national quality references for VET, expertise in e-learning/b-learning, work based learning and apprenticeship, technological training with ECVET, training for social inclusion professional, professional marketing and social marketing for employment (including disadvantage people and NEETS) certification and recognition of knowledge and competencies.

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