Linking training with employment

Linking training with employment

Ideas and practices for linking education and training to employment

 

The main objective of the App.Mod.E. Project is to give entrepreneurial skills to students who are doing their apprenticeships. The entrepreneurial mind-set is not a personal skill, but it can be developed through learning and experience. The App.Mod.E provides methodological support and practical tools to trainers, in order to include entrepreneurial skills in the learning design of apprenticeships.

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Competitiveness of European economy requires citizens and particularly young people to be innovative, creative, flexible and courageous to face challenges in a dynamic and volatile economy. The optimum method to approach students and provide them the chance to develop an entrepreneurial spirit is work-based learning and especially apprenticeship, however, apprenticeships are focused on the specific vocational skills, required in the specialization and not on the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills.
Filling this gap, the App.Mod.E. project wants to develop an apprenticeship model for the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills by students in upper secondary and higher vocational education and training.

App.Mod.E. has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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Competitiveness of European economy requires citizens and particularly young people to be innovative, creative, flexible and courageous to face challenges in a dynamic and volatile economy. The optimum method to approach students and provide them the chance to develop an entrepreneurial spirit is work-based learning and especially apprenticeship, however, apprenticeships are focused on the specific vocational skills, required in the specialization and not on the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills. Filling this gap, the App.Mod.E. project wants to develop an apprenticeship model for the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills by students in upper secondary and higher vocational education and training.App.Mod.E. has been funded with support from the European Commission. https://www.facebook.com/Apprenticeship-Model-for-developing-Entrepreneurial-skills-184981312255792/http://www.appmode.eu/

Our University-Business cooperation KA3 project "Refining HE Apprenticeships with Enterprises in Europe - ApprEnt" is collecting best practices at present. We look for cases where HE apprenticeships are already happening, or cases of programmes of cooperation with enterprises that could be transferrable (totally or partially) to HE environments.
If you are interested in this area and/or know case(s) that could contribute to our research, please contact us at apprent@eucen.eu
For further information about ApprEnt you can visit our project's website apprent.eucen.eu

Our University-Business cooperation KA3 project "Refining HE Apprenticeships with Enterprises in Europe - ApprEnt" is collecting best practices at present. We look for cases where HE apprenticeships are already happening, or cases of programmes of cooperation with enterprises that could be transferrable (totally or partially) to HE environments. If you are interested in this area and/or know case(s) that could contribute to our research, please contact us at apprent@eucen.euFor further information about ApprEnt you can visit our project's website apprent.eucen.eu

We have recently started our new project ApprEnt - Refining HE Apprenticeships with Enterprises in Europe.
ApprEnt intends to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and business, enhancing partnerships that involve companies, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as VET providers, and other relevant stakeholders such as public bodies, representatives of learners and representatives of VET providers, with the ultimate aim of promoting the establishment of work-based learning and especially apprenticeships.
The project has already agreed on a definition for HE Apprenticeships. At present we are collecting good practices (if you are interested to share some experiences, contact us at apprent@eucen.eu). And in the following months we will develop a prototype course for training HE staff and SME supervisors of apprentices, a model agreement, a policy paper and an advocacy pack set for the four levels involved: HEIs, policy makers, SMEs and potential students.
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We have recently started our new project ApprEnt - Refining HE Apprenticeships with Enterprises in Europe. ApprEnt intends to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and business, enhancing partnerships that involve companies, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as VET providers, and other relevant stakeholders such as public bodies, representatives of learners and representatives of VET providers, with the ultimate aim of promoting the establishment of work-based learning and especially apprenticeships.The project has already agreed on a definition for HE Apprenticeships. At present we are collecting good practices (if you are interested to share some experiences, contact us at apprent@eucen.eu). And in the following months we will develop a prototype course for training HE staff and SME supervisors of apprentices, a model agreement, a policy paper and an advocacy pack set for the four levels involved: HEIs, policy makers, SMEs and potential students.We invite you to visit the project website https://apprent.eucen.eu and to keep an eye on the developments of the project.

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Some critical reflections on current lifelong learning practice, and suggestions for improvement. Thanks to Christoph Schmitt, who works as education developer in Switzerland.

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I agree with department head Ms. Descy. We should think in both directions: maximising skills for jobs and jobs for skills. When discussing skills matching, we should not forget those who are unhappy with jobs because they are overkskilled for the work they actually do. So, we should also think of new and innovative projects helping to to transform jobs in a way that they match with the skills and competencies of employees.

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Hi Sara, thanks for these important insights. Strongly interested in continuing the discussion and learn more from your experience. But, just got hijacked by Santa Claus & friends who want me to share christmas activities. Will be back soon for questions & answers. Promised Meanwhile I wish you a happy Xmas! Cheers Randolph

Thank you, Randolph, for your interest in REINICIAL project, leaded by our entity FCPIT (Spain). A research about this issue (effective job finding by +45 jobseekers through social networks) was not part of the project, but for sure would be of interest. In our everyday work in outplacement, we do know successful stories of people directly finding or getting job offers through social networks; as Natassa states, this is more usual in some sectors than in other ones. However, it has to be considered that online social networking is part of the wider networking strategy of the job seeker –together with the in-person networking, on-line traditional communication, etc.- , and cannot be considered separately. For instance, you can met someone face to face in a professional Seminar, keep in contact through a LinkedIn group, see a job offer of their company in the paper newspaper, and send an e-mail to him or her applying for the job. If you got hired, it’s difficult to weight how important...

Linkedin is being used for job creation, for example in the sector of international development, where professionals are highly mobile and in other highly specialised professions (specialised trainers, consultants, project managers etc). I cannot provide hard evidence, but I get a large number of job notifications through linkedin and I know personally professionals that have been approached for work positions. It needs time though to build a nice profile and attract employers in Linkedin.

Randolph posted a new discussion4 years ago

Is there evidence for job creation through social networks?

The REINICIAL project has produced some interesting stuff about the effective use of social networks for seeking a job. Besides the fact that the materials itself are of excellent quality from an eduational point of view, I wonder if there is any evidence or success stories which could proof that social networks help to increase the chance for getting a job. Although I'm connected to most of these networks, I have never met any persons from the age group 45+ who have managed to find a job through social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Is there any exemplary cases we could learn from?

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Randolph Natassa, Xenia Chronopoulou would be interested in your opinion ... 4 years ago
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