SHAPING, ENHANCING AND NURTURING STEM IN EUROPE

SHAPING, ENHANCING AND NURTURING STEM IN EUROPE

Cooperation with Companies in VET

A 3 days´ training on how to create a partnership and cooperation between companies and VET schools in order to enable work-based learning for students or to involve employers in the process of curricula shaping.

The SENSE Project second training course was delivered from the 10th to 12th October 2019 in Zlín in the Czech Republic by Trexima.

The course was attended by 22 international delegates and 8 delegates from a range of organisations in the Zlín region including 4 from Zlínský kraj.

Evaluation took place in the form of pre-training and post training questionnaires analysed by SES 13-19Ltd, who are project leads on evaluation. Each delegate was asked to complete a pre-training evaluation well in advance of the training so their needs could be addressed by the trainers.

TREXIMA, spol. s r. o. were tasked with delivering a 3 day training course on how to create a partnership and cooperation between companies and VET schools in order to enable work-based learning for students or to involve employers in the process of curricula shaping. The training should present also other types of cooperation among VET schools, companies and other stakeholders in the region.

The first day was largely a series of PowerPoint presentations through one. Undoubtedly the PowerPoint’s had been well researched and a very significant effort had been put into their construction. They were very detailed. The second and third days were more interactive with visits to an employer (TON), a school (High School of Furniture and Business in Bystřice pod Hostýnem) and a University (Centre of Polymer Systems Tomas Bata University Zlín). All had been well chosen and were exemplars of good practice with inspiring presentations by a range of speakers and all included very insightful and informative tours of facilities and work practice.

The interactive elements of the days were undoubtedly the elements of the training that received the best feedback and produced the most learning.

Delegates fed back glowingly in terms of day two. This brought the training to life.

They kept on referring back to this in their feedback when asked about good practice and things they would do differently.