Title TWAINE - 3.way in Europe
Project Number DE/12/LLP-LdV/TOI/147541
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Transfer of a German model of vocational training called the 3. way. This modular approach aimed on young people with special needs to complete a vocational training course.
A huge number of young people under 25 years in the EU were unemployed. Often these young people dropped out of school system and find no access to education and labor market.
It is particularly important for these young people, to facilitate the possibilities of developing the necessary skills for the job market. A large proportion of them are looking for an apprenticeship is not equipped with the skills that are required to be used sustainably in the labor market. These young people do have a desire to get an education, get but because of their multiple funding requirement in the control systems, no chance to earn a diploma. It is therefore for this target group, which has already been taken by all control systems, particularly important to apply concepts and methods that are included in a special way on the strengths and developmental needs of young people and encourage them individually.
For this reason, the state of NRW is the funding concept "3 Developed way in vocational training ". This approach is specifically aimed at the target group of young people who are training willing but not trainable. Core elements of the "3 Way "is an individual training and education planning, which enables the young people" step by step "to come to the conclusion of training, an intensive interaction between learning sites (closer cooperation between training) and an accompaniment in the form of coaching education. The concept of the 3rd Path clearly orientated towards the needs of young people and the needs and demands of the industry relevant training.
In the context of innovation transfer to the particular approach of the 3rd Path to be tested with its own methods for achieving the occupational competence, at the European level and developed. The exchange will take place on the background, as it is possible to provide young people in an efficient manner the necessary skills for the job market.
The transfer takes into account both the core elements of the innovative "3 Way "as well as the characteristics and strengths of the specific vocational training systems in the participating countries. The transfer of existing concepts and to test the methodology and implementation of the educational partners lead to the development of vocational training systems in the respective countries.
In December 2012, the initial meeting of all participating project partners took place in Bochum. Clarifying organizational questions, responsibilities and the implementation of the work plan within the project were the focus here.
Arrangements for the work on a local level have been made. The local tasks were to organize the formation of a pool of regional actors and the preparation of the reports of the respective national systems of vocational training.
The transnational meeting of the project partners again took place in Bochum in March 2013. Within an official public kick-off meeting, the pilot project “3rd way in the vocational training NRW” was presented once again and the developments and the implementation were reflected retroactively. Dr. Buschmeyer (G.I.B.) spoke about the history and the core elements of the support framework initiated by the state of NRW. During the talk afterwards, regional actors of the Federal Agency of Employment, of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, of the vocational school, former trainees and network partners discussed their experiences during the NRW pilot project “3rd way”. The European project partners got the opportunity to compare notes with the regional actors. In the course of the transnational meeting initially, the respective systems of vocational training in the participating partner countries were analysed. The current economic conditions for the respective region and the current training and labour market situation were considered in this connection.
The consideration of the different vocational systems showed the diverse approaches how the young people in the partner countries shall be led to a possible vocational qualification.
On this basis, the situation of the described target group was focused. Here, it became apparent that in all participating partner countries a high number of young people did not have the competences to be employed in the labour market sustainably or to achieve a successful professional degree within the existing control systems. In this context, the experiences of the Gewerkstatt with the support framework “3rd way in the vocational training NRW” were presented in detail. Using the example of the profession “Skilled employee in hotel and restaurant industry”, the project partners received translated materials concerning the apprenticed profession, such as the training framework plan and the training modules used in the “3rd way”. To work with the job folder as well as the handling of learn and work orders were introduced and discussed with regard to the possibilities to transfer them into the partner countries.
A further introduction into the methodological approach of the “3rd way” took place in Bochum in April 2013 within the scope of the trainer workshop. Trainers and teachers of the participating partner countries took part in different workshops to become acquainted with the methodological approach and the didactic materials.
This included took part in vocational school, participation in professional practical sessions with trainers, description of support planning, learning processes and representation of cooperation of learning location. The trainer workshop was a precondition for the testing phase of the project partners taking place from October 2013.
The work at local level took place continuously during the other phases. The participating regional actors compared notes on the current developments in the project. To prepare for the testing phase, information events have been implemented to advice parents, other teachers and potential participants on the process.
During the second transnational meeting in Kolberg in September 2013, further details for the testing phase were discussed with all partners involved. Out of two training modules two learn and work orders each were selected which shall be edited in the local partner countries with one group of participants.
Learn and work orders to be processed were translated into the mother tongue each. Ideas for the possible implementation at local level have been exchanged. The individual possibilities of the project partners and questions about deployment of staff, participant structure and group size were discussed in the team of all participants.
Furthermore, the website and the blog of the project were presented. The blog informs of contemporary issues as well as being a forum for comparing notes between all participants within the testing phase.
For September 30, 2013, the interim report was prepared.
The home page of the project is continuously updated and available in four languages. The testing phase is carried out until March 2014.
Representatives from Germany and Poland will support and accompany the partners during the implementation in the course of a monitoring visit.
At the next project meeting in France in March 2014, the Polish partner will present a report about the implementation of the testing phase. The experiences of the partners with the implementation of the learning approach “Model of complete action“ are the subject of this report. This is an essential element of the pilot project “3rd way”.
Afterwards, events are carried out from all participating partners at local level, with the aim to discuss the experiences made during the testing phase with the local actors and to pass on the results to interested institutions of vocational training. This will be prepared at the meeting in Italy in May 2014.
Furthermore, all products created during the project will be published and prepared for the final report.
In October the final conference was held in Malta.
Project results and white book on 3rd way implementation were presented and shows that the approach and methods were easily transferable to other countries and could be sustainable adapted to other target groups and the specificities of other training systems.
The project also showed a large impact on trainers and trainees. They learn how to use training modules as a tool for individual support and successful learning and teaching.
For trainers it was also a sustainable experience to have a changed role in the training process. There was a lively exchange of views about the work with new learning materials and tools in their own countries. Work with the approach of the 3. Way sustainably implement in the participating partner organizations. Teaching methods are permanently applied and transferred to new courses. A further effect of the project was shown by the events at local level. The results of the test phase, which showed an increase of the professional competence have been very well received by the participants of the training.
It also developed networks, which want to intense and exchange information on the approach to apply in their organizations.
The vocational training system in the partner countries no longer meets the requirements of the economy. Also stakeholders of the VET system see in the approach a way to allow the target group an access to the labor market, especially the increase employability and the ability and motivation to occupational and geographical mobility.
The project was completed on 30.10.2014.
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Product information Information sur les produits, essai, application et possible mise en œuvre des méthodes dans les pays partenaires participants. Les résultats sont publiés dans un livre et sur CD.