On-the-job training sections are necessary elements of modern vocational education and training. These mandatory internships are integrated parts of the curriculum, their evaluation and a kind of accreditation is unavoidable. The short term impact of the project is the improvement of these kinds of evaluations of the trainings through cross-fertilisation of the existing practices. This will also help diminish the mismatch between knowledge, skills and competences offered by the on-the-job trainings of the partners.
The creation of mutual confidence among partners facilitates learner mobility among the partners with transfer and validation of learning outcomes.
This direct impact of the project's meeting series will be realised after having signed bilateral agreements on such exchanges between the relevant partners.
The students participating in the project are expected to be the first exchange trainees for internship.
One special meeting (in Belgium) is partially devoted to ECVET, the accreditation initiative of the EU for vocational training. This opens the door towards describing qualifications in terms of units of learning outcomes which are expected to be transferable and which can be accumulated with associated credit points. This long term impact can be realised in posterior follow up projects and can contribute to closing the gap between ECTS and ECVET evaluations.

Here are the main activities and outputs of the Partnership project. The links to the corresponding meetings are added on the way when the events effectively take place (also accessible via the above sub-menus).

Timing Short description of the activity / result
December 2013 1st thematic workshop (Belgium) - presentation of the local internship experience; visit with a partner receiving students for on-the-job training,  presentation of and discussion on the ECVET accreditation  procedure (by the ECVET Belgian National Representative)
April 2014 2nd thematic workshop (Romania) - presentation of the local internship experience; visit to a sectorial partner receiving students for on-the-job training, discussion on the Romanian accreditation practice 
September 2014 3rd thematic workshop (Finland) - presentation of the local internship experience; visit to a sectorial partner receiving students for on-the-job training, discussion of the Finnish validation procedure 
April 2015 4th thematic workshop (Estonia) - presentation of the local internship experience; visit to a sectorial partner receiving students for on-the-job training, recognition of prior learning in the context of internships,
local accreditation practices
June 2015 5th thematic workshop (Hungary) - presentation of the local internship experience; visit to a sectorial partner receiving students for on-the-job training, synthesis of the thematic workshops, planning of follow up proposal 
July 2015
Synthesis report comparison of good practices learner placements and accreditation
Memorandum of understanding for trainee exchange for internship

 

Other bilateral meetings also take place between some partners depending on the various intermediary working topics.

Following the different composition of the partnership after the results of the selection phase, the work programme has been revised. The initial and revised work programme and roles of the partners is presented in the attached document here below.

Attachments:
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