Title DualTRAIN - Building a Sustainable Approach to Implement the Dual Vocational Training System in Portugal and Spain
Project Number 2014-1-PT01-KA200-001007
Project Type Partnerships
Marketing Text The main goal of the DUALTRAIN project is to create an approach to implement a dual vocational training system – as it already exists in Germany – in the shoe sector of Portugal and Spain. A preparatory step will be a qualitative SWOT analysis of the German dual system.
Summary The German Dual Training System aims to provide workers with skills, knowledge and sufficient expertise to develop a skilled job position and not the skills to train a skilled worker for a job at a concrete company.Considering the serious situation of youth unemployment in European countries, national governments are evaluating a portfolio of structural policies that change the way of integrating young people into the labour market and ensure their permanence in the medium term. These policies are intended to improve the match between supply and demand for labour in order to reduce youth exclusion in the market, while simultaneously meeting the needs of businesses in terms of job profile. At this stage, some foreign and national authorities, policymakers, as well as industrial associations and high qualified experts, have pointed out the need to invest in dual training models where it coexists training on the job with training provided in traditional VET centers. Among these dual models, the German model emerges as the most successful alternative, which is why several governments on several continents are integrating it, with minor adjustments to their systems of training and education. The success of this system derives its advantages in terms of employability and manifests itself in low unemployment rates in the younger age groups.
description of new occupation profiles
- Shoe Sector: Specification and Approach to implement the Dual Vocational System;
- dualTRAIN Pilot: Learning and Educational Resources;
- dualTRAIN: Results of the Pilots;
- Guidelines to Implement the Dual Vocational Training System in Footwear sector in Portugal and Spain.