Funding program Erasmus+, Strategic partnerships
Project name STEP – UP Supporting Tutor’s Educational and Professional Upgrade
Acronym STEP-UP
Project number 2019-1-IT01-KA202-007776
Project coordinator Associazione CNOS-FAP Regione Piemonte, Italy
Project partners Karalius Mindaugas vocational training centre, Lithuania;
Salesians Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Spain;
Federacion de Plataformas Sociales Pinardi, Spain;
Camera di Commercio Italo-Germanica (AHK), Italy;
Vytautas Magnus university, Lithuania;
Universitaet Bremen, Germany;
Agenzia Piemonte Lavoro Ente Strumentale Regione Piemonte, Italy;
Lithuanian Business Confederation, Lithuania
Project duration October, 2019 – March, 2022. 30 months
Project description The project aims to deepen the applications of the WBL methodology and the dual system as pillars of the IVET (Rethinking Education 2012 and Europa 2020, Alliance for Apprenticeship 2013) paying particular attention to the involvement of companies, training institutes and universities, encouraging the introduction of continuous training opportunities (Riga Conclusion 2015) with particular focus to pedagogical skills, disadvantaged youth and digitalized working places “Industry 4.0”, An upcoming challenge for all EU (new pedagogical skills for new technologies). In particular, this project is aimed at developing and testing a new pedagogical model for training and support of trainers (in-company).
The project will call up EDU-VET Providers, Universities, Trade unions and company associations, PES and key policy country actors to:
a) Move from the quality criteria of the European Framework document for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships (Oct. 2017) and from EU effective-proved practices to identify methodological approaches and tools for the training of trainers, tutors and staff engaged into different WBL paths.
b) Get engage in mutual learning as a means to promote systematic cooperation and effective professional development (Thematic WG on Professional development of VET trainers) in order to adapt the methodological framework and the upcoming Capacity Building path to complementary gaps and needs perceived by the different actors involved in work-based learning, to enhance its exploitation potential in WBL schemes held in “digitalization I 4.0” working places and its relevance to the needs in particular of vulnerable learners.
c) Develop and test an innovative ECVET based modular capacity building path (including a set of learning outcomes, competences, assessment and validation procedures, guidelines and supporting tools) with a specific focus on pedagogical competences, aimed at training and supporting incompany tutors, mentors and trainers engaged in 4 different WBL schemes: dual apprenticeship, on the- job training, integrated in a school system, informal training.
d) Run business-education partnerships at local level through the “Community of practices” (CoP) approach in order to support the mainstreaming of the supporting tools and CB modules in on-going continuous training of trainers paths implemented in the 4 Countries.
Project budget 297 998 EUR