Donnerstag 17. August 2017

Introductory Training

Country: Germany

 

Economic Sectors: No specific sector

 

Theme: Delivery of WBL, Partnership

 

Educational field and level: Vocational education and training

 

Target groups: Public Employment Services; Careers Guidance and Counselling Services

 

 

The INTRODUCTORY TRAINING (EINSTIEGSQUALIFIZIERUNG) initiative provides in-company training for young people not able to find a place on a regular apprenticeship programme.

INTRODUCTORY TRAINING is a part of the German Dual VET System and acts as a transitory measure through which in-company training is provided as an additional step for those having completed lower secondary education, wishing to embark on a formal programme of apprenticeship training. The initiative aims at supporting those young people not able to find a formal apprenticeship offer and provides an opportunity to further develop their occupational skills and competences. Participants can choose from more than 100 professions for which a company-based internship will be provided lasting 6 to 12 months. The public employment service financially supports this initiative by paying the individual apprentice and by also covering additional company costs. It is also possible, in some German regions, to attend a course at a local VET institute where additional vocational and/or socio-pedagogical support can be provided.

 

Success factors and challenges for WBL

 

An important success factor for the INTRODUCTORY TRAINING initiative, is that of providing a chance for learners to transition to a regular apprenticeship programme following their in-company training, with around 60% of participants managing successful transition. In-company placements are also recognised as a regular part of Dual VET provision thus ensuring that all learning achievement is recognised. The initiative brings together the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs alongside Public Employment Services and key stakeholders from industry and trade and it is particularly valued by companies, for whom there is no direct cost. Equally, however, it is important to ensure that companies do not see this as a means of replacing their commitment to formal apprenticeship programmes. Additionally, there is a continuing need and challenge to communicate this opportunity for in-company training to individual learners, with many not aware of this opportunity and with many placements left unfilled.

 

 

Further reading

 

Descriptions of Professions [examples; in German] provided by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry / Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag: http://www.dihk.de/themenfelder/aus-und-weiterbildung/ausbildung/einstiegsqualifizierungen/einstiegsqualifizierung#angebot

 

Evaluation Report [in German] Weiterführung der Begleitforschung zur Einstiegsqualifizierung (EQ) im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS): http://www.bildungsketten.de/intern/system/upload/Materialien/eq_abschlussbericht_maerz_2012.pdf

What to expect?

In this section, we provide a small series of Case Examples, providing additional practice-based insight into the management, development and delivery of WBL.

Local Contact
Austria (AT)

OeAD – OeAD (Österreichische Austauschdienst) GmbH

Ebendorferstraße 7

1010, Wien

Austria

Tel: 0043 1 53408605

Web: www.erasmusplus.at

eMail: erasmusplus@oead.at

Belgium (BE01)

AEF-EUROPE

Chaussée de Charleroi 111

1060, Bruxelles

Belgium

Tel: 0032 2 542 62 78

Web: www.aef-europe.be

eMail: aef@aef-europe.be

Belgium (BE02)

EPOS vzw

Koning Albert II-laan 15

1210, Brussel

Belgium

Tel: 0032 2 553 97 31

Web: www.epos-vlaanderen.be

eMail: info@epos-vlaanderen.be

Croatia (HR)

Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes Agencija za mobilnost i programme Euopske unije (AMPEU)

Frankopanska 26

10 000, Zagreb

Croatia

Tel: 00385 1 5005 635

Web: www.mobilnost.hr

eMail: info@mobilnost.hr

Czech Republic (CZ)

Dům zahraniční spolupráce (DZS)

Centre for International Cooperation in Education

Na Poříčí 1035/4

110 00, Praha

Czech Republic

Tel: 00420 221 850 100

Web: www.dzs.cz

eMail: info@dzs.cz

Denmark (DK)

Danish Agency for Higher Education

Bredgade 43

1260, Copenhagen

Denmark

Tel: 0045 72317800

Web: www.fivu.dk

eMail: uds@uds.dk

Estonia (EE)

Foundation Archimedes

Koidula 13A

10125, Tallin

Estonia

Tel: 00372 6979 411

Web: adm.archimedes.ee/erasmusplus/

eMail: erasmuspluss@archimedes.ee

Finland (FI)

CIMO Centre for International Mobility

Hakaniemenranta 6, B.P. 343

00531, Helsinki

Finland

Tel: 00358 295 338 500

Web: www.cimo.fi

eMail: see http://www.cimo.fi/contact_us

France (FR)

Agence Erasmus+ France/Education Formation

24-25 quai des Chartrons

33080, Bordeaux CEDEX

France

Tel: 0033 5 56 00 94 00

Web: www.agence-erasmus.fr

eMail: contact@agence-erasmus.fr

Germany (DE)

Nationale Agentur Bildung für Europa beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung

Robert-Schuman-Platz 3

53175 Bonn

Germany

Tel: 0049 228 107 1608

Web: www.na-bibb.de

eMail: na@bibb.de

Greece (GR)

Greek State Scholarship's Foundation (IKY)

41, Ethnikis Antistaseos Avenue

14234, Athens

Greece

Tel: 0030 210 3726300

Web: www.iky.gr/erasmus-plus

eMail: erasmusplus@iky.gr

Hungary (HU)

Tempus Public Foundation

Lónyay utca 31

1093, Budapest

Hungary

Tel: 0036 1 237 1300

Web: www.tpf.hu

eMail: info@tpf.hu

Iceland (IS)

Landskrifstofa Menntaáætlunar Evrópusambandsins

National Agency for the Lifelong Learning Programme

Dunhaga 5

107, Reykjavik

Iceland

Tel: 00354 5155800

Web: www.rannis.is

eMail: lme@rannis.is

Ireland (IE)

Léargas the Exchange Bureau

Fitzwilliam Court, Leeson Close, Dublin 2

D1, Dublin

Ireland

Tel: 00353 1 8871200

Web: www.leargas.ie

eMail: info@leargas.ie

Italy (IT01)

Agenzia Nazionale - Erasmus+ - ISFOL

Corso d'Italia 33

00198, Roma

Italy

Tel: 0039 06 85 447808

Web: www.isfol.it

eMail: erasmusplus@isfol.it

Italy (IT02)

Agenzia Nazionale Erasmus+ - INDIRE

Via Cesare Lombroso 6/15

50134, Firenze

Italy

Tel: 0039 055 238 03 48

Web: www.indire.it

eMail: erasmusplus@indire.it

Lithuania (LT)

Education Exchanges Support Foundation

Gelezinio Vilko str. 12

01112, Vilnius

Lithuania

Tel: 00370 5 261 0592

Web: www.smpf.lt

eMail: info@smpf.lt

Luxembourg (LU)

Anefore asbl

58, Boulevard Grande-Duchesse Charlotte

L - 1330 Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Tel: 00352 247 85284

Web: www.anefore.lu

eMail: info@anefore.lu

Norway (NO)

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)

Vaskerelven 39

5014, Bergen

Norway

Tel: 0047 55 30 38 00

Web: www.siu.no

eMail: siu@siu.no

Poland (PL)

Foundation for the Development of the Education System

ul. Mokotowska 43

00-551, Warszawa

Poland

Tel: 0048 22 46 31 000

Web: www.erasmusplus.org.pl

eMail: kontakt@erasmusplus.org.pl

Portugal (PT)

Agência Nacional para a Gestão do Programa Erasmus + - Educação e Formação

Praça de Alvalade, 12

1749-070, Lisboa

Portugal

Tel: 0035 21 01 01 900

Web: www.erasmusmais.pt

eMail: agencianacional@erasmusmais.pt

Romania (RO)

Agentia Nationala pentru Programe Comunitare in Domeniul Educatiei si Formarii Profesionale

133, Calea Serban Voda, 3rd Floor, 4th District

040205, Bucharest

Romania

Tel: 0040 212010700

Web: www.anpcdefp.ro

eMail: agentie@anpcdefp.ro

Slovakia (SK)

Slovenská akademická asociácia pre medzinárodnú spoluprácu

Svoradova 1

SK-811 03, Bratislava

Slovakia

Tel: 00421 2 20922201

Web: www.saaic.sk

eMail: erasmusplus@saaic.sk

Slovenia (SI)

CMEPIUS “Center Republike Slovenije za mobilnost in evropske programe izobraževanja in usposabljanja”

Ob železnici 30a

1000, Ljubljana

Slovenia

Tel: 00386 1 620 94 50

Web: www.cmepius.si

eMail: info@cmepius.si

Spain (ES)

Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE)

Calle del General Oraa, 55

28006, Madrid

Spain

Tel: 0034 91 550 67 18

Web: http://sepie.es

eMail: sepie@sepie.es

Sweden (SE)

Swedish Council for Higher Education

Wallingatan 2

104 30, Stockholm

Sweden

Tel: 0046 10 4700300

Web: www.uhr.se

eMail: registrator@uhr.se

Switzerland (CH)

Ch Foundation for Federal Cooperation (CH)

Dornacherstraße 28 A,  P.O. Box 246

4501 Solothurn

Switzerland

Tel: 0041 32 34618 18

Web: www.ch-go.ch

eMail: info@chstiftung.ch

The Netherlands (NL)

CINOP

Stationsplein 14

5211 AP ’s-Hertogenbosch

The Nederlands

Tel: 0031 73 6800800


Web: www.cinop.nl

eMail: erasmusplus@cinop.nl

Turkey (TR)

THE CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN UNION EDUCATION AND YOUTH PROGRAMMES (TURKISH NATIONAL AGENCY)

Mevlana Bulvari N°181, Balgat

06520, Ankara

Turkey

Tel: 0090 409 60 00

Web: www.ua.gov.tr

eMail: bilgi@ua.gov.tr

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