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NextSteps@TechVET
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NextSteps@TechVET

 

NextSteps@TechVET project aims to promote WBL in all its forms, by involving companies and VET providers and targets VET institutions, especially VET teachers and their connections in the world of work such as workplace instructors, managers and HR. Through these target groups, the project also benefits VET students.

The project aims to develop partnerships that promote WBL in VET and support professional development (especially guidance skills) of people involved in the WBL process and the internationalization of VET.

The project responds to the EU priorities for Vocational Education Training. It promotes WBL and teachers’ and trainers’ professional development through the recognition of the current state and development needs regarding cooperation between VET institutions and working life, especially focusing on guidance (incl. career guidance and workplace guidance in physical and digital environments); development of pedagogically considered educational materials to support guidance skills and cooperation between education and work; promotion of best practices for WBL from the perspectives of teachers, students and working life and the improvement, recognition and accreditation of guidance skills through the development of digital open badge-driven learning process. The project runs for 36 months starting on 1.9.2020 and finishing on 31.8.2023.

HAMK coordinates the project. Project partners are Koulutuskuntayhtymä Tavastia Finland; Kouvolan kaupunki (City of Kouvola) Finland; Vidzemes Tehnoloģiju un dizaina tehnikums Latvia; Tallinna Lasnamäe Mehaanikakool Estonia and Stichting voor Christelijk beroepsonderwijs en volwassen educatie Friesland/Flevoland Netherlands

NextSteps@TechVET project has been funded with support from the European Commission, under ERASMUS+, with the reference number 2020-1-FI01-KA202-066596.

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Objectives

The project promotes WBL and teachers’ and trainers’ professional development through following objectives:

  1. a) recognition of the current state and development needs regarding cooperation between VET institutions and working life; especially focusing on guidance (incl. career guidance and workplace guidance in physical and digital environments),
  2. b) development of pedagogically considered educational materials to support guidance skills and cooperation between education and work,
  3. c) promotion of best practices for WBL from the perspectives of teachers, students and working life,
  4. d) improvement, recognition and accreditation of guidance skills through the development of digital open badge-driven learning process.

The ERASMUS + KA2 Strategic partnerships project promotes WBL and teachers’ and trainers’ professional development through the recognition of the current state and development needs regarding cooperation between VET institutions and the world of work; especially focusing on guidance (incl. career guidance and workplace guidance in physical and digital environments); development of pedagogically considered educational materials to support guidance skills and cooperation between education and work; promotion of best practices for WBL from the perspectives of teachers, students and the world of work and the improvement, recognition and accreditation of guidance skills through the development of digital open badge-driven learning process. The project runs for 36 months starting on 1.9.2020 and finishing on 31.8.2023.

Outputs

a) report on the current state of school-work connection and guidance competencies,

b) educational materials to develop guidance skills and materials for workplace instructor training,

c) best practices for work-based learning support guide for teachers, students and workplace instructors,

d) defined competence criteria for a Digital Badges for “Learning Ambassador” and “Workplace instructor” and piloting Digital Badges.

 

 

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The analysis of data is about to begin.

What kind of experiences do students have with the guidance they have received in the educational institution, during the on-the-job training and in virtual learning environments? How is the cooperation between educational institutions and companies going? HAMK researchers have started analyzing questionnaires and interview data. Results are expected before the summer. Thanks to all project partners for gathering significant research material.
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The analysis of data is about to begin.

What kind of experiences do students have with the guidance they have received in the educational institution, during the on-the-job training and in virtual learning environments? How is the cooperation between educational institutions and companies going? HAMK researchers have started analyzing questionnaires and interview data. Results are expected before the summer. Thanks to all project partners for gathering significant research material.

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When interviewing companies about their expectations, needs, and ideas on improving the communication between vocational education institutions and workplaces, we came across many questions. What do you expect? 💻🔧🧰

Comment below if you are a student, teacher, or representative from the business field. What do you expect from on-the-job training?

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