App & Teach

Management of Apprenticeship Programs for SMEs

The aim of this project is to facilitate the participation of SMEs in apprenticeship by equipping in-company VET trainers with the necessary skills and innovative ICT-based tools to support both the management and the training activities involved in apprenticeship programs.

Project description

The project will train teachers and educators from VET schools, training providers and intermediary bodies on the design and co-creation of e-Learning courses on Management of Apprenticeship Programs for SMEs and tailor made Mobile APPs adapted to the specific reality and needs of the companies, to be used by in-company VET trainers in order to strike the right balance between the company-specific skill needs of the employer and the general employability of the apprentice.

You can download the project description in pdf format and visit our page on erasmus+ website.

Project's outputs

The project will design and elaborate the following outputs to support the participation of SMES in apprenticeship programs:

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A European ECVET Curriculum on Management of Apprenticeship Programs for SMEs, defining and mapping the competencies, knowledge and skills that in-company VET trainers needs to achieve a quality performance of management and training activities in apprenticeship programs in Europe. The ECVET Curriculum will also facilitate the recognition of competences in different countries, supporting the mobility of in-company VET trainers across Europe and promoting lifelong learning, skills certification and training credit.

Training Course

A comprehensive Training Course on Management of Apprenticeship Programs for SMEs, with a set of innovative educational materials addressed to in-company VET trainers in order to improve the competence on management and training activities in apprenticeship programs defined in the ECVET Curriculum.

Video Player

A multi-level Mobile Instructional Learning APP addressed to teachers and educators from VET schools, training providers and intermediary bodies to design and co-create tailor made Mobile Apps to be used by in-company VET trainers.

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A Multilingual e-Learning Platform, accessible as Open Educational Resource, to integrate the Training Course in a e-learning module on Management of Apprenticeship Programs for SMEs, to be tested through a pilot course addressed to teachers and educators from VET schools, training providers and intermediary bodies, and to be used also by these teachers and educators to train in-company VET trainers in a second pilot phase.

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A Set of tailor made Mobile APPS, co-created by teachers and educators from VET schools, training providers and intermediary bodies that have participated in the pilot courses, adapted to the specific reality and needs of the companies and to be used by in-company VET trainers in the general employability of the apprentice.

Certificate

A Guide for validation, certification & accreditation with recommendations to policy makers, VET Schools and educational institutions, VET providers, chambers of commerce and other intermediary bodies to support further maturing of certification & accreditation policies on Management of Apprenticeship Programs for SMEs in Europe, as a result of the ECVET Curriculum and the Training programme developed in the framework of the project, towards transparency concerning the variety of possible IVET and CVET programmes and their learning outcomes in accordance with the EQF.

Partners

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Centro Servizi Formazione

The Centro Servizi Formazione began operating in the territory of Pavia in 1997, with the aim of creating social projects, vocational training and school support. In time activities of the Centre are considerably expanded, particularly with the participation to complex projects at the Provincial, Regional, National and European level.

The Centro Servizi Formazione has three locations: Pavia, Milano, Vigevano (PV).

Among the most significant experiences, the Centro Servizi Formazione has been active in initiatives concerning the European-wide testing of models for training and inclusion of people with special needs and social-working people at risk of social exclusion, and to fruitful exchanges of good practice with networks transnational. Visit website.

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Instituto para el fomento del desarrollo y la formacion S.L.

INFODEF, Institute for the Promotion of Development and Training, is a private and independent center for Research, Development and Innovation whose mission is to design and carry out projects that contribute to achieve a sustainable and inclusive development through education, culture and innovation. Visit website.

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Best Institut fur Berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organisation for providing continuous training, vocational qualification and career services. Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programmes for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counselling & coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. Visit website.

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ELearning Studios Ltd

eLearning Studios offers a portfolio of learning technology design and development services including Virtual Reality (VR) Training, eLearning, Mobile Learning, Gameful eLearning Design, Apps, Augmented Reality (AR), Serious Games and blended solutions. Visit website.

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Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade

ISQ is a private, non-profit and independent technological institution founded in 1965, currently running operations in more than 40 countries across the world (EU, Eastern Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia), offering its experience in technical inspections, technical assistance for engineering projects, consultancy services and training activities, supported by transversal research and development activities and by 16 accredited laboratories. ISQ also belongs to ECVET national expert group and delivers ECVET workshops to different stakeholders in Portugal and in Europe. Visit website.

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Institouto Ekpedeftikou & Epagelmatikou Prosanatolismou

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IDEProjet

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Innoquality Systems Limited

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