During the past 4, 5 and 6 February the first transnational meeting was held in Madrid, which meant the launch of the European Dual-T Project led by CEOE and in which five other organizations from different European countries participate. The organizations involved are: Centro Liber Formation (Spain), Handwerkskammer Potsdam (Germany), Sviluppo Center and L’Innovazione delle Imprese – Società Cooperativa y Consorzio 609 Coop. Soc (Italy), RU Europe S.L (Romania).
The project, which lasts 36 months, has as its initial objective the research and transfer of good practices developed in Dual Vocational Training in the countries that have implemented it in Europe. It aims to define the key aspects associated with training in a dual system, such as the selection of participating firms, the characteristics and role of tutors, how training is related to enterprises and, finally, the results of Training in terms of skills.
After a first phase of European good practices in dual training systems, the results will be the basis for the development of useful materials and guides for both students and tutors within companies.
The central phase of the project consists of a pilot training experience in three European countries at the same time (Spain, Italy and Romania) and three industrial sectors (metal, construction and food). About 100 young Europeans are expected to participate in this pilot experience, which is estimated to last 24 months.
The result of this pilot experience will be included in a guide that will establish a methodology for the delivery of dual training in companies in a harmonized way for the participating European countries. All educational materials will be defined under the Europass apprentice accreditation, which makes it valid for the entire European education area.