Title tune in! Combating drop out
Project Number LLP-LDV-TOI-13-AT-0001
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project "tune in! Combating drop out" contributed to the European challenges of high youth unemployment rates and comparatively high drop out rates out of initial VET training. Main aim of the project was to transfer and implement approaches, prevention methods and materials in Southern and South-Eastern European countries. These good practice methods were developed by production schools in Austria and Denmark and are based on labour market oriented work based learning and constructivist attempts for a better development of social and basic skills.
Preventing early school leaving was the ultimate goal of the project "tune in! Combatin drop out".
It transferred successful drop out prevention methods and approaches (ie competence and labour market oriented work based training, devolopment of social and basic skills, self directed learning approaches and guidance and counselling measures) which had been developed and implemented in the Austrian BFI production schools to 4 partner countries in Europe.
Work based training while producing real products for real customers for the local and regional market is a powerful means of engaging and motivating young people, enhancing and enabling the learning process and preventing drop-out and reintegrating young drop-outs into formal iVET. Success rates in the production schools for young people entering the labour market, other VET schools and training and further education are high.
The consortium consisted of 7 partners in 6 European countries. BFI OOE (AT), the coordinator is one of the biggest Austrian VET providers with extensive experience in integrating young people in the labour market (more than 600 trainees / Lehrlinge per year). BFI has established six production schools in Upper Austria in the last 10 years. The Association of Danish production schools is an umbrella organisation linking all Danish production schools and establishing joint quality standards and policies. These two organisations were responsible for the transfer. IFA (AT) was the internal evaluator.
FMA from Spain, ISQ from Portugal and ENAIP Veneto from Italy are big and well established (i)VET providers and Ozara from Slovenia focuses its work on training and labour market integration for disadvanteged groups.
These four partners were implementing the transfered products in their national systems and their own organisations.
All have very good conntections to national, regional and local stakeholders needed for implementation.
Evaluation of the projects’ success and dissemination of results were important parts of the project.
7 partners from 6 European countries worked together with the aim to develop work based training methods and directives to the recognition of drop out danger and a workshop for teachers who work in VET institutions. On account of common exchange of views, these products were created during the project term, were partly anew or extended partly.
On the subjects count:
- work based training
- constructivist attempts and their conversion
- social dialogue
- occupational orientation / strengthening of the selfvalue feeling / exchange of views
- use and spreading of the results
Utilization and distribution of results
material for open learning
program or curricula
* transfered the successful drop out prevention methods and measures taken from the Austrian and Danish production school approaches to four partner countries in Europe.
* gathered the adapted methods and materials in a tune in! tool box for European drop-out prevention and drop out reintegration together with further materials and methods which had been developed during the projects' lifetime
* developed a "combat drop out!" guidance tool for iVET teachers and trainers
* developed a European train the trainer course for drop-out prevention in iVET which is based on contructivist learner centered approaches implemented in production schools,
* implemented the train the trainer on European scale and in eacher partner country
* implemented suitable drop out prevention approaches, curricula and / or methods in the partners’ countries