The project ”Testing New Approaches to Training VET and Workplace Tutors for Work-Based Learning” was launched in February 2017 in Riga, Latvia.
The project is coordinated by VISC National Centre for Education and the other Latvian partners in the project are the Ministry of Education and Science, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and training provider Baltic Bright. Lithuania is involved with three partners: Qualification and VET Development Centre, Association of VET institutions and Kaunas Chamber of Commerce. Tartu Kutsehariduskeskus represents Estonia. Teacher Education College of JAMK University of Applied Sciences from Jyväskylä, Finland, acts as the research partner.
Developing Work-Based Learning through the experimentation
The project aims at strengthening Work-Based Learning (WBL) especially through developing training for WBL tutors as so-called tandem training for workplace and VET school tutors. Within the experimentation in the project, up to 800 WBL-tutors will be trained in the three Baltic countries.
In the experimentation, the Finnish research partner JAMK University of Applied Sciences follows the development of the tandem training with research activities. JAMK will collect experiences of the trained WBL-tutors but also from VET students, VET School managers and company managers.
Contributing to educational policies of WBL
Wide Erasmus+ KA3 Policy Experimentation projects, like TTT4WBL, aim to develop new policies or support their use. In TTT4WBL project, the Baltic countries involved develop learning at the workplaces. The starting point is that the joint training for workplace and VET school tutors strengthens guidance provided for the students but also the promotes collaboration overall between companies and VET schools. The project is of a great interest also on the Baltic States’ ministry level.