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Vocational Education and training (VET) has a long history in most countries, combining schoolwork and training in the workplace. The Dual System in Europe is a long established way of combining schoolwork and training in the workplace. In German, Duale Ausbildung

The WorkQual project has not been developed out of the blue.

A video about the Workmentor project in France.
04.10.2013 VMA - Work Mentor Project - Bas Timmers explains the background for the project.

Three consecutive projects finished.

Series of projects, almost same partnership.
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.

Five Partners have been working together for a few years in Leonardo and Erasmus projects.

IFSAT from the Netherlands led by Bas Timmers involving Charlie Wannop and Maarten Reckman.

Nantes Terre Atlantique / Jules Rieffel from France, led by Mireille Rioual involving Nicals Bizeul and Yveline Beraud.

Broadshoulders from England (formerly represented by Riverside training) led by Philip Broomhead involving Adele Broomhead.

Axxell Utbildning from Finland led by Tanja Halttunen involving Harriet Jönsson Beatrice Westerlund.

VMA from Iceland led by Jóhannes Árnason, involving Óskar Ingi Sigurðsson, Kristín Petra Gumundsdóttir, Ketill Sigurðarson, Hrafnhildur Sigurgeirsdóttir, Ari Hallgrímsson and Guðmundur Geirsson.

The ProVo Train Project (2005 - 2007) developed the idea of portfolio of evidence, the idea that a student is responsible for the proof of his/her experience and competence. Slideshow on the ProVoTrain project.

The POETE Project (2008 - 2010) transferred the Portfolio of Evidence methodology to different countries and sectors. See a brochure about the project.

The Workmentor Project (2011 - 2013) developed a workshop for Workmentors, the people in workplaces who will support and help students in the workplace. The idea is that it is important that a student in a workplacement has a good experience, feels secure and feels confident with his/her competence. Therefore it is important to train workmentors and discuss this with them.

The WorkQual project (2014 - 2016) will develop an overview of the necessary things to be done in school and in the workplace to ensure that a workplacement is successful. We want to develop a standarized structure for the processes we need to follow with most kinds of workplacements.

Application for the project.

The application for the project was sent April 29th 2014, on the deadline for applications for KA2 projects. The reply from the RANNIS, the Icelandic National Agency for Erasmus plus, came July 21st 2014.
This is the letter telling us the project got approved.
This is the evaluation of the application.

VET systems in the partner countries.

Here are some key documents on VET in Europe.

Each country has it's own system for Vocational Education and Training.

Here we list the outlines of these through the brochures Spotlight on VET produced by CEDEFOB and by referring to country reports.

Spotlight on VET Iceland 2013.

Iceland country Report 2014.

2013 Country report IS

Spotlight on VET Norway 2013.
2012 Country report NO

Spotlight on VET United Kingdom 2012.
2013 Country report UK

Spotlight on VET Netherlands 2014.
2013 Country report NL

Spotlight on VET Finland 2013.
2013 Country report FI

Spotlight on VET France 2013/2014.
2012 Country report FR

Examples of documents describing workplacements.