Project presented at “ET 2020 Working Group on Vocational Education and Training“ and published as an inspiring example

The project has been promoted at various education events on national, Baltic and European level thus facilitating discussion about the quality of WBL tutor training as well as raising awareness about innovative training approaches in WBL tutor training.

There was a one hour presentation of the TTT4WBL project at the meeting of the EU ET2020 working group on 2 February, 2018 by Ilze Buligina (Latvian Ministry of Education and Science) and Vita Žunda (Baltic Bright). In the meeting apart from the representatives of European states’ (primarily EU) education ministries and the European Commission also representatives from CEDEFOP, ETF, ETUCE, EFEE, UEAPM and Ecorys participated. Thus a broad dissemination of the TTT4WBL project activities was ensured to stakeholders at member states’ public policy and European agency/ social partner level.

The presentation by Ilze Buligina included the general project Baltic and national VET and WBL policy context and the specific role of the TTT4WBL project – the aims and planned and achieved results so far. Vita Žunda presented the WBL Baltic training program for WBL trainers and tutors (‘tandem training’ approach) demonstrating the practice based and interactive character of the method.

From the key issues identified by the ET2020 Working Group a document with 12 ‘policy pointers’ to help policymakers and practitioners has been developed. The TTT4WBL project is included in the chapter on development of partnerships and networks that promote excellence, innovation and flexible learning pathways. The Latvian WBL tutors receive a state recognized certificate after the tandem training course which forms part of the national modular approach and allows to accumulate further learning outcomes.

Teachers and Trainers Matter – How to support them in high-performance apprenticeships and work-based learning. 12 policy pointers proposed by the ET 2020 Working Group on Vocational Education and Training (January 2016 – June 2018), p. 27, 48.