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BACKGROUND/SCOPE:
Skills shortage in the manufacturing sector is a sound problem, as in 2010 the entire added value and employment resulting from the joining technology in the EU 27 amounted 65,1 billion and employed a total of 1.2 million people.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO LEARN IN A MANUFACTURING PLANT?
A scheme for in-company training in welding applied to the European Welding Practitioner (EWP) and European Welding Specialist (EWS) qualifications.

GOAL:

  • Assessment of work-based learning in the European qualification framework.
  • Definition of the WBL and quality assurance structure to be followed.
  • Arrangement and piloting of the cooperation strategies between apprentices, companies and VET providers.
  • The WOW project pretends to establish and develop VET-business partnerships on apprenticeships.

Activites And Outputs:

IMPACT:
The results achieved by this project will have a potential impact on relevant target groups and across participating partners, thus allowing the establishment of a more systematic, targeted and sustainable VET-business partnerships to set-up or improve work-based learning and apprenticeships at a local and regional level.

Impact at the level of the Apprentices:

  • Adequate qualification and work experience to face market challenges according to their interests;
  • Increased opportunities to find a job;

Impact at the level of the Companies:

  • Benefit from qualified personnel matching their needs;
  • Benefit from more targeted recruitments with lower costs;
  • Reduce cost of personnel certification;
  • Younger, more motivated and innovative workforce;

Impact at a national level:

  • National cooperation structures between VET and business which will boost local economy;
  • Smoother and better transition into the labour market;
  • Improvement of employability and social inclusion of young people in countries with high youth unemployment rates;
  • Increase the number of European Welding Practitioner (EWP) and European Welding Specialist (EWS);

Impact at a European level:

  • Create a stable Quality Assurance Structure for WBL in the EWF qualification system;
  • Continuously enhance the EWF qualifications and its guidelines;
  • Enlarge the results obtained to other ATBs and ANBs in Europe;
  • Create a European Network for WBL in the manufacturing sector;
  • Recognition by the market and its employment;
  • Enlarge the results obtained to other European countries (companies, VET Providers);
  • Increase the mobility of young workers across Europe;
  • Possibility of the project outcomes to be used as a positive model by other industrial sectors “best practice of WBL application at a European level”;

Our Partners

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