Donnerstag 17. August 2017

Practical Guide for Companies to Organise and Conduct Training on the Dual VET System - Special Focus on Tourism and Automotive Sectors

Educational Field(s):
Vocational Education and Training
Core Theme:
Governance and Management
Target Group(s):
Management in the Workplace
Trainers and Mentors in the Workplace
Economic Sector(s):
Product Description

Partners in the DUALVET project developed and delivered this practical guide, in three European languages, with a view to transferring knowledge and experience on dual training systems from Germany and Austria to Spain and Portugal. This guide itself presents best practices from the two exporting countries (Germany and Austria) where dual education has a long tradition, with specific examples providing in relation to occupations in the tourism and automotive sectors. Presented across four core chapters, the guide initially introduces the DUALVET project (chapter 2.1), prior to describing the advantages of the Dual VET system (chapter 2.2), outlining the tasks and responsibilities of enterprises (chapter 2.3), and talking of lessons learned from the original transfer to Spain and Portugal (chapter 2.4).

Needs, Context and Use

The benefits of the original transfer are clear, with Spain and Portugal having notably high rates of youth unemployment and seeking new methods of learner and employer engagement. The guide itself is targeted towards use by individual companies considering participation in, or the implementation of, dual education and training. Best practice examples allow alignment with existing practice and facilitate overall understanding. There are no pre-conditions for using this guide. Contrarily, there are definite considerations for companies that are considering participation in Dual VET and the guide is notably informative in this respect, confirming practical pre-conditions such as costs, operational, personal and technical suitability, mechanisms for recruitment and assessment practices. Whilst initially targeted at the Tourism and Automotive sectors, there is little to suggest that the guide could not easily be adopted for use in other occupational sectors.

Co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union