INTERNATIONAL PARTNER MEETING IN HELSINKI
In June, the partners held the third international meeting of the project "Apprenticeship Development: In-Company Trainer Training and Apprenticeship Promotion". Project partners: Lithuania - Public Organization Jeruzalės Labour Market Training Centre, the Qualifications and VET Development Centre under the ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian Builders Association, Lithuanian Engineering Industry Association LINPRA; Latvia - Latvian Employers' confederation; Estonia - Estonian Employers' Association; Finland - Eesti Tööandjate Keskliit (Labour productivity enhancement Institute); Belgium - Actions Intégrées de Développement AID (Belgian education network).
The meeting was opened up by a new representative of TTS, Anu Ahtela. She introduced herself and reviewed the goals of the project. Her speech was followed by the partners introductions.
Further, each partners gave a presentation of the In-Company training programme. During the meeting in Brussels in April 2016, each partner has a task to prepare 1-2 topics of training material for the In-Company training programme. It was noted that all the presentations were informative and well prepared, however, very different and eclectic. The partners agreed that one mutual form of the training material will be designed by VJLMTC and sent out to the partners to transfer their current material into the new format. All partners paid much attention to the Work and Safety training. However, partners have failed to include practical exercises and self-check questions.
The next subject was related to discussing and exchanging of good practices on the topics of the Training Programme. The views of the partners were different and it was noted that smaller workgroups should decide how to go further.
Vinga Lescinskiene, the representative of VJLMTC, has presented the model of Lithuania for the Apprenticeship Promotion Concept piloting. All the partners approved this model. It was discussed what kind of information was available to everyone on the possibilities to disseminate the concept of apprenticeship. It was decided that each partner can choose the means of dissemination for themselves. Also, the certificate was discussed - what it should contain. It was decided that partners of Lithuania will send model version for others.
On the morning of the second meeting day, each partner gave a proposal for the Apprenticeship Promotion Concept MODEL.
Based on the proposals, it was decided the content of the model:
- Current situation
- Aims of Apprenticeship promotion
- Target groups - employers (for example employers association), general public/society, youth, adults, enterprise, VET schools, teachers Vision and main direction
- Model Table (Work strategy and communication - table)
Further, the Individual Dissemination Plan was filled in by each partner and after that there were the presentation of administration regarding the financing of the project.
The project is carried out within the framework of the Erasmus + 2 key action "Strategic Partnership". Project No. 2015-1-LT01-KA202-013415. The aim of the project - the development of apprenticeship in the Baltic countries. Target groups - employees of companies who are potential in-company trainers. Project implementation period 01 09 2015 - 31 08 2017. The project budget - 284,672.50 Eur.
1. Create an In-Company Trainer Training programme for the apprenticeship (workplace based) training in the three Baltic countries - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
2. Create an Apprenticeship Promotion Concept in the three Baltic countries.
For more information see file attached HERE.