On the 21st and 22nd of March 2017, the 5th Transnational meeting of the DUAL-T project was held in Bolzano and hosted by Consorzio IES.
The two days meeting was an opportunity to approach the project’s progress, discuss about outputs, share findings and challenges, and exchange all the work developed since the last transnational meeting held in Bucharest (Romania, September 2016).
The Consortium of Dual-T project is integrated by members from Spain, (Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales –CEOE- and Centro Liber Formación), Italy (CESVI and Consorzio IES), Romania ( Ru Europe) and Germany (Handwerkskammer Potsdam).
At this moment, all the countries (but not Germany, who has already a very developed Dual-T system and is being a mentor), are carrying out a pilot action in dual training in connection with training centers and companies. The experiences are being developed in different sectors: metal, construction and agri-food industry. The objective is to test the Guide for Students and the Guide for Tutors in Companies, that have been prepared in the project (intellectual outputs), in order to facilitate the implementation of dual training.
Pilots actions have not finished yet, but in Bolzano it was evidenced many differences between the processes and preliminary results, due mostly to the stage of development of the system in their own countries.
The result of the 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, making it valid for the entire European education area.
More detailed information about the DUAL T project can be found at dual-t.com.