Title Bila-Train in in-company training practice – Development, testing and certification of bilingual primary vocational training curricula / modules in Europe
Project Number D/06/B/F/PP-146 474
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text Bila-Train in Practice offers bilingual programmes for primary vocational training in the fields of legal assistance (DE-EL), insurance (DE-TR)and automotive mechanics (DE-RO, RO-IT.
Summary Bila-Train in Practice developed, tested and evaluated in AR, DE, GR, RO and TR bilingual programmes for primary vocational training in the fields of legal assistance professional, insurance brokerage and automobile mechanics. Target group are young adults with bilingual background, especially migrants and young people in border areas. All products and curricula, training modules etc. developed during the project are in the process of certification with chambers of commcerce and ministries. Modules can be applied in initial vocational training and in-company training.
Description In 2006/2007 the project did a needs analysis of trainers, trainees and experts for bilingual initial vocational training. In DE and GR 25 bilingual modules for legal assistants were developed and piloted. In AT and TR, modules for insurance brokers were implemented. In RO and DE modules for mechatronics were developed which are available in German and Romanian language as well as in Italian and Romanian for use in northern Italy. Modules are build upon existing curricula in partner countries. Trainers can use bilingual modules for specific training sessions. Bila-Train-in-practice was based upon a former LdV-reference project, Bila-Train-Analysis, a project which analysed existing bilingual vocational training programmes in Europe. The bilingual modules consist of vocational learning content, comparative data i.e. on the legal system in DE and GR, lists with vocabulary, exercises and solutions and a handbook for trainers with didactic recommendations.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Access for disadvantaged
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Other Service Activities
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
transparency and certification
program or curricula
All products, modules and bilingual curricula developed during the projects were handed in at Chambers of Commerce, vocational councils and ministries for certification and accreditation. In AT and DE Chambers of Commerce and the Legal Chambers (this one also in TR) were directly involved in the project from its first phase on. The products are now in use in mainstream vocational training in several enterprises and legal offices. The project defines bilingual competence of young trainees with migration background as a positive proficiency which should be fully used during initial vocational training. Available products are:
- 25 modules DE-EL for legal assistants
- 15 modules DE-TR for insurance brokers
- 15 modules RO-DE for mechatronics
- 15 modules RO-IT for mechatronics
- handbook for trainers in DE, EL, RO, TR
- CD-Rom with all materials
- website with materials for download