The main challenges still detected are both, an insufficient communication and collaboration between VET providers and businesses, and a skills gap among learners of transversal skills, namely entrepreneurship skills. For work-based learning to be effective and also more cost-efficient, learners need to be more proactive, creative, increase problem solving skills, reflect and conceptualise the learnt and communicate more effectively. VET teachers play a key role in this as they can act as facilitator. The project pursues the main objective of training VET teachers in helping their students to make the most of their work-based learning by applying entrepreneurship skills and to provide teachers with skills and strategies to engage in long-term school-business collaborations.
The consortium unites VET providers, businesses and social partner from the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Poland and Croatia. As main tangible results, the consortium will produce an online training course for VET teachers and different complementary support tools. By responding to the above mentioned needs, the project capacitates teachers resulting in an increased number of long-term collaborations between businesses and VET providers. It is also expected that the project’s contribution to a more effective learning experience for students will influence an increase of early employment outcomes. Fostering the win-win situation of work-based learning is expected to have a positive impact on the promotion and, finally, the offer of work-based learning opportunities.
- IO1 Guide on Effective WBL in VET (click to download)
- IO2 Training Course for VET to provide WBL
- IO3 Handbook for VET Students (click to download)
- IO4 Online Learning Environment
- IO5 Peer to Peer Learning Group on WBL
- IO6 Support Manual for VET teachers (click to download)
- IO7 Methodology Report (click to download)