Irish Led VET Project Shortlisted for European Skills Week Award

The Erasmus + project Skills4Work, coordinated by H2 Learning partnering with City of Dublin ETB and four other European partners has been shortlisted for  a prestigious European Skills Week Award. To assist in winning the award we’re asking readers to vote now for the  Skills4Work project @ ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/VETExcellenceAwards2019  before Tuesday, October 15th.

Skills4Work is a learning model for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector developed in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Germany and Slovenia, focused on working with employers and local enterprises to create a work-based learning programme for vocational institutions. Through practical implementation of different work based learning approaches and feedback from enterprises, the project has developed hands-on implementation guidelines that will improve significantly the quality of work experience for both the VET students and enterprises across Europe. The programme also provided an opportunity for teachers and VET leaders to visit partner countries and learn about existing work experience programmes, establish VET and employer working groups, and extend employer participation in work-based learning programmes.

In addition to the Work Based Learning (WBL) guidelines, the Skills4Work website provides  training materials for teachers, and a vocational-business partnership model. The implementation guidelines are laid out as a step-by-step process that can be adopted in any VET organisation across Europe, and the materials are designed so that teachers/tutors can select and implement different modules to meet their needs. Each partner has also developed an employer engagement strategy to sustain relationships with local employers into the future.

Getting shortlisted is great recognition for all project partners City of Dublin ETB, The Slovenian Institute for Vocational Education and Training , South Eastern Regional College and The OSZ IMT, and shows very clearly how EU funded project can make a difference in everyday lives of students and teachers. For more visit skill4workproject.eu and to vote for Skill4Work please visit ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/VETExcellenceAwards2019. The results will be unveiled on the 15th of October in Helsinki during the European Vocational Skills Week

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