IDES

Introduction of a dual education system and identification of its quality

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Youth unemployment is not a recent phenomenon. It was high over the last few decades. During the Great Recession, and the corresponding cyclical downturn, youth unemployment in EU surged markedly (it increased from 15% in 2007 to 24% in 2013). The ongoing economic recovery has led to improved labour market conditions, but the youth unemployment rate is still high. (M. Draghi – President of the ECB, 2017) Today one of six young Europeans on the labour market cannot find a job.

Involved countries have many socio-economic problems, such as high unemployment rate, brain drain, depopulation. The project is focusing on young people in risk of being unemployed. Youth unemployment rate in 2018 in project partner countries was as follows: Latvia 12.2%, Poland 11.7%, Slovakia 15.4% and Slovenia 9.7%. (Eurostat – Youth unemployment rate – % of active population aged 15-24).

The aim of the project is to strengthen the key practical competences and skills of young people during their study at secondary vocational schools (VET institutions) and also after their graduation to be more competitive and better prepared for labour market in order to better utilize local human resources, to increase economic development of rural areas and to prevent brain drain.

Project number:

2019-1-SK01-KA202-060776

Most significant obstacles:

1.Lack of awareness of potential VET students about the benefits of dual education and the lack of interest in choosing VET school instead of more general education at grammar school

2.Legislative environment, which gradually improves the conditions for entry of all those involved in the dual system

 

Project outputs:

IO1 Comparative analysis of dual education systems of involved countries and country specifics recommendations for policy makers

     ACTIVITY LEADING ORGANIZATION: VISC (LATVIAN PARTNER)

 

IO2A: Communication plan

ACTIVITY LEADING ORGANIZATION: RARR (POLISH PARTNER)

 

IO2B: Communication tool – Videos

ACTIVITY LEADING ORGANIZATION: ARR (SLOVAK PARTNER)

 

IO2C: Communication tool – Brochure

ACTIVITY LEADING ORGANIZATION: GZS (SLOVENIAN PARTNER)

Learning/Teaching/Training activities:

Events will be attended by representatives of all project partners, from VET institutions and companies involved in WBL.

Discussions will be aimed at comparing situation in the involved countries, searching possibilities of improvement of current state.

There will be 4 trainings (1 in each involved country). Trainings will be aimed at different topics:

  • C1 Training on Dual education in the sector of Crafts and connection between work-based learning and social entrepreneurship
  • C2 Training on Dual education in the sector of Metal industry and machinery building and company’s training program for the apprentice
  • C3 Training on topic Dual education in the sector of business
  • C4 Training on topic of dual education on services and new initial vocational education curriculum (modular programs)

Partners:

LEAD PARTNER:              

KSK – KOSICKY SAMOSPRAVNY KRAJ

(Kosice Self-governing Region), Slovakia

 

PARTNER 1:

RARR – RZESZOWSKA AGENCJA ROZWOJU REGIONALNEGO SPOLKA AKCYJNA

(Rzeszow Regional Development Agency, RARR), Poland

 

PARTNER 2:                     

GZS – GOSPODARSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE

(Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia), Slovenia

 

PARTNER 3:                     

VISC – VALSTS IZGLITIBAS SATURA CENTRS

(National Education Centre), Latvia

 

PARTNER 4:                     

ARR – AGENTURA NA PODPORU REGIONALNEHO ROZVOJA KOSICE

(Agency for the Support of Regional Development Kosice); Slovakia

PROJECT ARTICLES:

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY
EDUCATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
SOCIAL AND RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND TOURISM
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