Leonardo da Vinci Networks project “ELVETE: Employer-Led Vocational Education and Training in Europe” (Ref. No. 539154-LLP-1-2013-1-UK-LEONARDO-LNW).
Evidence from working with employers across Europe suggests that there is still a mismatch between skills needed by employers: vocational education and training (VET) demand, and what is offered by VET providers. The need to increase VET efficiency and efficacy by providing systemic guidance and frameworks for employer engagement is apparent.
To form an effective network, the consortium partners were chosen to cover all areas of Europe: North (IS, LT, UK), West (AT), East (BG, RO) and South (ES, IT, PT, EL) (UN statistical definitions). The network covers a broad geographical and cultural/social dimension, hence impact on a larger scale at European level. Partners:
- University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (applicant)
- Tknika, Spain
- The Association for Lifelong Learning, Romania
- Associazione Italiana per l’Informatica ed il Calcolo Automati, Italy
- HTL Mödling, Austria
- Fòrema società consortile a responsabilità limitata, Italy
- Walsall College, United Kingdom
- Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação – Consultadoria Empresarial e, Portugal
- UAB “Globalios idėjos”, Lithuania
- Фондация Кураж, Bulgaria
- Miðstöð símenntunar á Suðurnesjum, Iceland
- National Technical University of Athens, Greece
This Leonardo da Vinci Networks project focuses on VET in the 14 – 19 sector in order to influence the intersection of formal learning and continuous development. Partners will draw together existing good practice in participating countries, as well as national and EU policy frameworks and evidence of effective employer-driven curriculum development. Through this, a quality-assured (through employer leadership) system for the development of VET for 14 -19 year olds can be designed. The system will provide standardised guidance for the engagement of employers in curriculum development and thus allow for variations in different countries.