RoI of WBL - Return on Investment of Work Based Learning and apprenticeships
ROI of WBL is an Erasmus+ project, funded by the European Commission. Its scope is to offer support to SME entrepreneurs and managers and to VET organisations, who are engaged in apprenticeships and Work Based Learning (WBL). The overall aim of the project is to make apparent the benefits of WBL and apprenticeships at the level of individual SMEs and the society.
VALERU aims to establish mechanisms and human resources for the validation of non-formal/informal learning in Russian Higher Education in order to ensure sustainable development of Russian HE.
Work-based and work-related learning in higher education for adult learners is seen as crucial to address labour market skills gaps predicted in European policy documents. It is also relevant to debates on work-related learning and upskilling that were identified in the Leitch Report produced in the UK.
The LETAE project funded by the EU under its Lifelong Learning Programme is concerned to identify good practice in partnerships and collaborations between enterprises, work organisations and employer groups and higher education institutions. It builds on the THEMP (Tertiary Higher Education for Mid-life People) project which concentrated on pedagogical issues related to adult learners in higher education; while in LETAE we are more interested in the work-based/-related elements of such programmes with a focus on partnerships and collaborations.