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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. 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. development of pedagogically considered educational materials to support guidance skills and cooperation between education and work,
  3. promotion of best practices for WBL from the perspectives of teachers, students and working life,

  4. 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,

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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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Season´s Greetings from the project administration and thanks to the project network for the past year. Our project manager Tuomas gives a brief description of the project so far.
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