Title Transfer of successful structures and guidance for implementing the dual VET system. Training company trainers.
Project Number 2013-1-ES1-LEO05-66544
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Promotion of dual training is an essential goal in the framework of the European cooperation and with this project the partners also hope to have contributed to get it by sensitizing society, Public Authorities and enterprises on the advantages that a vocational education and training system, as the dual one, may provide to our youth easy access to employment.
But our specific objective was implementing a real transfer of experienced knowledge on dual training systems from experienced players from Germany and Austria to Spain and Portugal focused on training company trainers on transversal skills and competences.
We understand that workers, who will become, in the nearest future, the educators and trainers of the future apprentices and trainees need to learn to teach and need to be trained on communicative, methodological and personal competences.
According to information from the European Commission, a quarter of 14 to 25 year-olds in Europe are unemployed.
In November 2012, 5.799 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU-27, the youth unemployment rate was 24.4 % in the euro area. The lowest rates were observed in Germany (8.1 %) and Austria (9.0 %). Spain has the second highest rate 56.5 % followed by Portugal with the 38,7%.
The value of dual training systems in reducing youth unemployment, facilitating the transition from learning to employment and responding to the skills needs of the labour market, is strongly acknowledged.
The promotion of dual training is a central goal in European cooperation and this project has also contributed to achieve it by sensitizing society on the attractiveness on qualified vocational education and training as dual VET system for employment; involving policy makers and Public Authorities in the development of the project to guarantee the acknowledgement of the advantages of this system; and wining enterprises’ support for dual based training.
But our main objective was implementing a real transfer of experienced knowledge on dual training systems from experienced players from Germany and Austria to Spain and Portugal focused on training company trainers on transversal skills and competences. Because workers, who will become, in the nearest future, the educators and trainers of the future apprentices and trainees need to learn to teach and need to be trained on communicative, methodological and personal competences.
Appart the institutional framework, chambers of commerce and industry, training providers and companies are the key actors of the dual system of vocational training. The partnership of the project has been therefore composed by chambers of commerce and training providers, and companies have been represented from the beginning of the project by a “Pilot group of companies”. Thus, it has been guaranteed the active involvement of the stakeholders in the development and implementation of the different actions planned.
According to information from the European Commission (EUROSTAT), a quarter of 14 to 25 year-olds in Europe are unemployed.
In August 2013, 5.5 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU-28, of whom 3.45 million were in the euro area, placing the youth unemployment rate in 23.3 % in the EU-28 and in 23.7 % in the euro area.
By country, Germany and Austria have the lowest rates, with 7.7 % and 8.6 % respectively. Spain, with 56 % has the second highest rate.
The value of dual training systems in reducing youth unemployment, facilitating the transition from learning to employment and responding to the skills needs of labour market, is strongly acknowledged.
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
material for open learning
- A Strategic Plan with recommendations to be considered when implementing a dual vocational training system in Spain and Portugal, a SWOT analysis and a summary of the analysis performed.
- Implementation manual divided up into four chapters:
o An introduction to the Dual Vocational Training System. The secret behind the success of Germany and Austria
o Practical guide for companies organising and directing dual vocational system training. With a special reference to the tourism and automotive sectors
o Key issues and formal requirements enabling companies to successfully implement dual training
o Practical guide for dual training company tutors as regards transversal skills
- A network comprised of Public Authorities, Teaching Institutions, Business Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Crafts, Businesses, Trade Unions and other agents interested in dual vocational training systems;
- The development and implementation of a pilot training programme for dual training company tutors/instructors, the design, implementation, results and conclusions.