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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Workplace learning

Foundation Tempus- Euroguidance Centre, Serbian national centre of the European network of national resources and information centres for guidance, is organizing "Career Guidance Week" 3-6 October, which will include the following events:

The Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth sets targets to lift at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion and to increase employment of the population aged 20-64 to 75%. Among those who are on the verge of poverty are also ex-offenders / ex-prisoners who face multiple problems: stigma, negative attitude by the society also lost work skills and / or low qualification. The situation is that the employment rate of the low qualified is nearly 80% lower than the employment rate of individuals with university level qualifications.

The American author Mark Twain is known first and foremost for the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He is also renowned for his diary and his narratives. In one of these narratives, entitled 'Life on the Mississippi', Mark Twain dedicated several chapters to describing accurately how he learned to pilot a steamboat on the Mississippi. A great description of apprenticeship and workplace learning!
In the continuously changing world of work, it’s important to integrate the ongoing stream of new technological advancements into our daily lives, as well as to prepare for a changing society. A modern vocational training system must be ready to respond. One of the key questions is which skills will be needed in the future and how to prepare them for the labour market. The Work-Based Learning TOOLKIT offers one way of doing this.

A group of partners has been working together on a series of projects focusing on the cooperation between colleges / placement providers and workplaces when training students for jobs.  The partnership is a mix of consultants and colleges with a comprehensive background in different sectors from different school systems.

The main idea here is that all parties should be responsible, school, workplace and student.

We can list three projects: