The initial plan for the project was mobilities with workplacements in each individual countries. This was changed mainly due to issues with health and safety-requirements for workplacements. The mobilities ended up to be study visits to raise awareness of elements concerning work in the MRE sector.
Tools created for the mobilities and study visit were made to help students evaluate and communicate what they learned during the study visits. Each students had a personal record book for the visit. Here is a copy of the book given to the French students visiting Norway:
Personal Record Book Norway
Initial description of this intellectual output:
Series of tools to be shared in by companies training centres and benficiaries to facilitate workbase learning processes during work experience placements.
All partners have a specific culture of joint training called “alternance sous statut scolaire ou en apprentissage” in France where workbase learning is paramount. To make it effective both companies and training centres have to be equipped with specific tools to guarantee efficient communication , mutual understanding transparency and trust on both sides. Work experience guidelines, description of objectives in keeping with the diploma and qualification targeted, evaluation of soft skills and hardskills to be gained through the placements, communication tools between the training centres and companies. The elements we identify so far to have quality placements to develop workbase learning are :
Contracts / Identified mentor or tutor in the workplace / Adapted pathway and monitoring / Ongoing adjustment . These tools will foster the specificity of the work with MREs and will be in keeping with the content of the modules, crosscutting or customized. The toolkit will specify the ways competence are to be gained during the work experience and how the companies and the VET institutions will collaborate. These tools will be created in a quality assurance approach, they will be tested and improved, the goal is to analyse the impact of the placements with regards to the technical skills gained but also with regards to soft skills.
Such tools have to be created and pooled by the partnership since the work placements will be undertaken abroad. Part of them will be adapted to the specificities of each context particularly according to the techniques used which may differ from one country to the other and training provisions