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Workmentoring Within a Quality Management System.
Manual - Structure for Cooperation Between School and Small and Medium-sized Enterprices (SMEs).

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Please explore our plans and objectives for building a Manual explaining the things needed for the cooperation between schools and workplaces when sending students to workplaces. WorkQual is a project under the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships.

Another WorkQual is a service from Cornell University.

Proposed Agenda for the project.
Partners of WorkQual.
Working on connecting student and workplace.
Who is involved in a workplacement?


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The workQual Manual on workplacements.

Here is our main output:
Manual / handbook on workplacements.

The WorkQual Project, introductory material.

Tanja Halttunen put together a video of stills on the project.

Ómar Kristinsson presented the WorkQual project at a Thematic TCA seminar in Zandvoort in the Netherlands.
TCA seminar on the culture of Quality in VET in Zandvoort in the Netherlands.

Bas Timmers presented the WorkQual Project at the ICERI conference 2015.
ICERI2015, the 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation was held in Seville (Spain), on the 16th, 17th and 18th of November, 2015.

EUROPEAN EDUCATION, TRAINING AND YOUTH FORUM 2015:
"NEW PRIORITIES FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN EDUCATION, TRAINING AND YOUTH" Brussels, 19-20 October 2015 The Workmentor / WorkQual Partnership was invited to present the project in a forum in Brussels.
These are the materials presented by Philip Broomhead from England.

Presenting the WorkMentor Project.
Presenting the Workqual Project.
A few things from Workmentor:
A sheet on Mentoring A sheet on Empathy A sheet on Listening
A sheet on Questioning A sheet on Professional Development Planning.

Presenting the WorkQual Project. What is the project about?

A brochure on the project, the outside.
The inside of the brochure on the project.

A short slideshow explaing the project. VMA November 14th 2014.
A more detailed slideshow explaing the project.
Please look at the Gantt chart to view the proposed agenda for the project.

The VMA website had news about the grant.

Background

The partnership has been working on a series of projects exploring the methods and needs we have to be able to comprehend and work with when discussing training in the workplace. ‎‎See a discussion of the projects.

This project makes use of the widespread experience the participants have on Vocational Educationand Training. Also many of those involved have been working with workplacements for learners.
Planning the workplacement, informing the workplaces, informing students, following students to workplaces, visiting students while they are training and finally assessing the training and the process in whole.

We feel we have a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge on the needs of workplaces, students and colleges when we take on the task of outlining a Manual / handbook on workplacements an important aspect of VET.

Please have a look at the background to our project.

Goals and Objectives

The main objective of the project is very clear. To develop a manual for the work needed to be able to send student to a workplace. It is important to tie loose ends, to clear all formalities, to build a contract between the student, the workplace and the provider / college. It is our hope we can identify common needs for different circumstances and different sectors and build a common system.
In all the work on the Workplacement Manual we have been looking at the blocks of the EQAVET - European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training, described here.

Partners

The partnership consists of four vocational colleges / schools and two consultants. The image above gives an indication of the partners.

www.vma.is VMA - Akureyri Comprehensive College, Akureyri, Iceland. Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri is a comprehensive vocational college in Akureyri,
Jóhannes Árnason Hrafnhildur Sigurgeirsdóttir
Ari Hallgrímsson Guðmundur Ingi Geirsson

www.ifsat.eu IFSAT has been working on International projects within education, specifically organic Agriculture.
Charlie Wannop
www.hetidee.eu Het Idee Netherlands works on projects aimed at helping people becoming active members of scoiety.
Maarten Reckman

www.broadshoulders.co.uk Broadshoulders is a private consultancy within Education located in Hereford England. Taking part in Erasmus projects building on extensive experience of Workplacements.
[ mailto:pbroomhead@btopenworld.com Philip Broomhead]
Adele Broomhead||

www.axxell.fi Axxell Utbildning - Finland. A vocational College in many places in southwestern Finland, Swedish speaking.
Tanja Halttunen Harriet Jönsson

www.charlottenlund.vgs.no Charlottenlund upper secondary school is the largest Vocational college in Mid-Norway, located in Trondheim.
Anne Sophie Hunstad Stein Roger Husås Torkild Svorkmo-Lundberg

http://rieffel.paysdelaloire.e-lyco.fr Jules Rieffel is a part of Nantes Terre Atlantique, Nantes, France. Jules Rieffel is an agricultural college.
Mireille Rioual Yveline Beraud

Agenda

The agenda for the project turns around Partner Meetings. During the meetings we work on the practical things as well as the contents of the project, the structure of how to implement successful workplacements.

Please have a look at our agenda.

Currency converter to use with project costs.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission, Life Long Learning Programme. This document reflects the views of the authors only, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.