Even before the COVID19 crisis, VET students entering the labour market found themselves at a disadvantage, as they had very limited knowledge of business operations or the interconnections between the roles and responsibilities within a company. The situation in post pandemic EU is now exceedingly more strenuous and chaotic, as SMEs do not have the time or resources to properly induct new workers, but above all, the labour market has changed so much that trainers and VET teachers are left unprepared to respond to the “new normal”.
Aim of the project
The project will offer a new way to foster students’ critical mind-sets needed to help business and the public sector to innovate their processes and systems to accomplish the green deal. Such transferable, foundational skills can help economies recover more quickly following the COVID19 crisis, by helping workers transition seamlessly into other sectors, professions or jobs.
The SMART VET training program and interactive tools aim to equip VET teachers, trainers and mentors to:
– learn innovative mentoring and fostering techniques, based on non-formal education to be able to tackle some of the challenges offered by the remote-learning situation.
– learn how to use digital, interactive materials and tools to offer more engaging learning possibilities to (ex) VET students.
– learn how to foster (ex) VET students’ soft skills via mentoring while in remote learning situations.
- A new training possibility for VET Educators to foster their ability to ensure solid support to (ex) VET students looking for a job
- A Web-based educational tool to offer (ex) VET students a new way to learn about the operational workings of economic organisations while developing skills and competences needed by the labour market, in a safe and sustainable manner.
February 2022, find out more About the project
October 2022, find out more Learning Objectives & Handbook for Educators
March 2023, find out more Validation of the SMART VET e-course for students
June 2023, find out more Final events in the partner’s countries
- Duration 24 months, 30/06/21 to 30/05/23
- ID 2020-1-UK01-KA226-VET-094430
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