Network ‘Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships’

The thematic network ‘Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships’ (NetWBL) focuses on the iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on and promotion of good or inte­re­st­ing practices and products relevant to the deve­lo­p­ment and delivery of work-based learning.

3s provided expert support to the deve­lo­p­ment of the ‘Work-based Learning Toolkit’, a single platform for the promotion of iden­ti­fi­ed products, approa­ches and tools in addition to con­fir­ming the reach, users, benefits and state-of-play of work-based learning (WBL) in Europe.

The web platform allows users to create, col­la­bo­ra­te and share knowledge on work-based learning issues. Politicians, social partners, uni­ver­si­ties and VET providers can use the Toolkit to implement or improve WBL. The database offers tools, models, methods and examples of WBL and addresses core themes, such as govern­ment and admi­ni­stra­ti­on systems, part­ner­ship, the imple­men­ta­ti­on of WBL, infor­ma­ti­on and advice, the deve­lo­p­ment of WBL, deve­lo­ping the capa­bi­li­ties of teachers and trainees, eva­lua­ti­on and quality assurance and assess­ment and reco­gni­ti­on. Moreover an extensive biblio­gra­phy, a glossary of relevant spe­cia­list terms and a coll­ec­tion of case studies was provided.

The Toolkit presents a new method of net­wor­king with the WBL community online. Its objective is to make the outcomes of good-practice projects, Lifelong Learning and Erasmus+ projects more visible and useable. In this way it creates an inter­con­nec­tion between politics and the world of work and sup­ple­ments the Education and Training 2020 Strategy.

3s (Stefan Humpl supported by Janine Wulz) was respon­si­ble for the eva­lua­ti­on and coll­ec­tion of suitable tools, the descrip­ti­on of their added value for work-based learning and their pre­sen­ta­ti­on in the toolkit. Moreover, back­ground texts and case studies were prepared for the NetWBL toolkit website.


Project: Provision of expert support to the thematic network ‘Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships’ (NetWBL)

Contact: Stefan Humpl

Mail to stefan.humpl@3s.co.at

Client: Erasmus+, Europäische Kommission

Duration: 2015

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Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the estab­lish­ment of “Centres of Vocational Excellence” to enhance the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­ti­ve, inclusive and sus­tainable economy in Europe. 

Services & Events

Enhancing the deve­lo­p­ment of skills in Europe

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Innovation & Development Projects

New VET model for Greece

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Studies & Analyses

Towards a new gene­ra­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research con­sor­ti­um explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored gui­de­lines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the estab­lish­ment of “Centres of Vocational Excellence” to enhance the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­ti­ve, inclusive and sus­tainable economy in Europe. 

Services & Events

Enhancing the deve­lo­p­ment of skills in Europe

The European Union’s “Pact for Skills” calls both public and private stake­hol­ders to launch or streng­then coll­ec­ti­ve education and training initia­ti­ves. 3s supports the implementation.

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new gene­ra­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research con­sor­ti­um explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored gui­de­lines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the estab­lish­ment of “Centres of Vocational Excellence” to enhance the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­ti­ve, inclusive and sus­tainable economy in Europe. 

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new gene­ra­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research con­sor­ti­um explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored gui­de­lines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the estab­lish­ment of “Centres of Vocational Excellence” to enhance the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­ti­ve, inclusive and sus­tainable economy in Europe.