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Workplace learning

The ERASMUS+ project “The Professional Internship for Everyone II.” which our institution has currently realised, has been focused on deepening and developing professional competences of 40 students who are studying in our school the following apprenticeship programmes: “Window Dresser” and “Shop Assistant” and study programmes “Economics and Entrepreneurship”. Our co-partner in this project has been a wholesale Metro Cash & Carry SR, Ltd. located in the City Žilina, in Slovakia. The main goal of the project has been the introduction of the wholesale processing systems.



Gümüşhane Public Education Center Rug Weaving Workshop was established in June 2016.From that day to this 3 courses succesfully completed and 36 course attandees produced several genuine rugs.İn the frame of the first course which was opened with collaboration of Labour Office (İŞKUR) attandees was paid daily wage. Traditional Rug Weaving courses are  held 792 hours each.

NHS England has launched its Healthy New Towns Programme guidance – a leaflet that discusses the ten principles to building healthy new places, their benefits and provides a range of case studies as evidence. The housing development sites that are working with the Programme and the NHS aim to share best practice, their own case studies and supply guidance so that the country can take a unified and high quality approach to new developments on land previously used by the government. 

Termelékenységük növelése érdekében a multinacionális nagyvállalatok, a közép-és kisvállalkozások évről-évre egyre nagyobb figyelmet fordítanak  dolgozóik  munkahelyi továbbképzésére.

A nagy érdeklődésre való tekintettel 2019. február 14-15-én Londonban került megszervezésre az európai munkahelyi tanulás támogatását célzó technológiákat, jó gyakorlatokat bemutató kiállítás és konferencia.

The trainees are going to learn how to sew different kinds of clothes and produce clothes during training. Once the training completed, the clothes will be sold. It is thought to be a good opportunity for women to support their family budget.  This kind of training is the first one launched in our province, in terms of combining training with production.

     Edremit Public Education Center opens courses on Hygiene,Occupational Health&Safety and First Aid issues which are of great importance in the workplace.The duration of the courses are as follows; Occupational health&safety course is 34 hours,Hygiene course is 8 hours and First Aid course  is 18 hours.Our courses are free and are highly demanded.The trainees always attend these courses in order to improve themselves and learn about the most significant issues while they are working.

4 avenues to explore to support a cultural revolution. Change is not about the conditional legal recognition of what many companies consider to be on-the-job training. The opportunity to finance workplace learning (WL) will quickly face the challenges of cultural change and the traceability rules of financiers, which, in most cases, could be resolved through the provision of feedback. Also to overcome too much appropriation by companies, here are several avenues to explore that focus on the objective of WL rather than its use. Intended for financiers, training professionals and anyone else who wishes to “think outside the box”.

Voluntary roles combine active citizenship and informal learning, and the skills gained through them can help volunteers to secure successful careers or to develop professionally. This post considers how volunteering can benefit volunteers’ futures, the link between volunteering and active citizenship and the multitude of skills volunteers can acquire through their voluntary roles. 

This a series of three articles discussing AFEST (Action for Workplace Learning). The first focuses on the issues, particularly in companies, and their legal recognition specifically in France. The second will focus on the promotion of AFEST, which is a key step for its adoption by and within companies. The third will focus on the financing of this new training method.
24 April 2019
by Camille POIRAUD

Banks, large retailers and healthcare providers are all businesses targeted by cyber criminals. However, universities can be at risk too and some have fallen foul to data breaches. This post explores the impact that criminal activity can have on the institutions, their staff and their students. It also provides advice on protecting university computer systems against cyber crime. 

23 April 2019

Community gardening projects can have a profound positive impact on health, wellbeing and adult learning. Volunteers and workers have the opportunity to build vital skills, including those focused on food safety, the environment and science, as well as communication and teamwork skills that can then be applied to further education and meaningful careers. Everyone involved can benefit from boosting their mental and physical health by getting out in nature and having a positive impact on their local community. 

Thursday 6 June 2019

Webinar SDG8: Decent work and economic growth

Sustained and inclusive economic growth is necessary for achieving sustainable development. Increasing labour productivity, reducing the unemployment rate, especially for young people, and improving access to financial services and benefits are essential components of sustained and inclusive economic growth.

Tuesday 4 June 2019, Latvia

Projekta „Cilvēkresursu piesaiste un darba kvalitātes uzlabošana Eiropas pašvaldībās” Recruit potential (“Recruit potential – VET measures for Inclusive Employers”) rezultātu izplatīšanas pasākums - seminārs

2019. gada 4.jūnijā, Daugavpilī viesnīcas "Park Hotel Latgola" semināra telpā (3.stāvs) norisināsies ERASMUS+ projekta „Cilvēkresursu piesaiste un darba kvalitātes uzlabošana Eiropas pašvaldībās” Recruit potential (“Recruit potential – VET measures for Inclusive Employers”) rezultātu izplatīšanas pasākums - seminārs.
Saturday 1 June 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019, Europe


The e-learning part of Gender Blended Learning in English is available from 1st of June.

You can register on or contact the project administrator

Gender Blended Learning has been developed in the Erasmus+ project GENDER EDUCATION ADVANCING COMPETENCES IN CONTEXT OF CHANGING EUROPE. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

Tuesday 4 June 2019, Slovakia

Webinar: SDG4: S(Love)Code - How can companies help to nurture 21st century skills

Webinar SDG4: S(Love)Code - How can companies help to nurture 21st century skills will be hosted by of project partner Pontis Foundation.

Register here:

Achieving Goal 4 for all will require increasing efforts, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia and for vulnerable populations, including persons with disabilities, indigenous people, refugee children and poor children in rural areas.

How can companies effectively contribute to the SDG4 Quality Education and inspire their peers?

Thursday 20 June 2019, United Kingdom

Frontline Network Annual Conference 2019

The Frontline Network Annual Conference 2019 will take place in London on 20 June and will be hosted by charity St Martin-in-the-Fields. The theme of the event will be the wellbeing of workers on the frontline, which is continually growing in importance following funding cuts, organisational and welfare reforms. The conference is free to attend and will deliver interactive workshops during the afternoon.

Thursday 13 June 2019, Europe

Colloque RECTEC - Reconnaître les compétences transversales en lien avec l'employabilité et les certifications

Ce colloque a lieu dans le cadre de l’aboutissement du projet RECTEC « Reconnaissance des Compétences Transversales en lien avec l’employabilité et le Cadre Européen de Certifications », débuté en 2016 et visant à favoriser l’employabilité par la reconnaissance des compétences transversales et leurs mises en correspondance avec les certifications.

Mental health charity Time to Change has created a useful resource to help line managers and colleagues spot mental health issues and have conversations about problems. This year Mental Health Awareness Week and Learning at Work week coincide, so the resource focuses on mental health in the workplace and provides activities, materials and templates to help generate discussion. 

This is a final report of "DigiWBL" project (Digital Methods in Work Based Learning in Vocational Education). In this Erasmus+ Strategig partnership project Central Ostobothnia Vocational College (Kpedu, FI), Myerscough College (UK) and Joniskis Agricultural College (LT) built a network to exchange experiences and benchmark how digital tools and methods are used in work based learning (WBL) periods of adult students in vocational education.

Business in the Community and Public Health England produced the Mental Health Toolkit for Employers, which enables businesses and organisations to develop an effective and positive approach to good mental health in the workplace. It can be used by both large and small businesses and covers many aspects of developing a mental health programme at work and also provides a number of helpful case studies. 

The Corporate Learning Tool is a free, online tool aiming to improve the competiveness of European Academic Spin-Offs and Start-ups by supporting them to effectively deal with the challenges faced when internationalising their businesses and to improve their global talent management. Here bellow is available the direct link to this online training tool.

The Handbook on Transnational Entrepreneurship and Effective Internationalization Strategies for Spin Offs (pdf version available here bellow) is the off-line (downloadable) version of the training programme.

I have been involved in electronic education for more than 10 years and I have been using different webinar systems in my work. Adobe Connect is one of the most important for us, which we actively use during communication with clients and which we connect to their e-learning systems. Another one I would mention is the open source platform BigBlueButton, which is fully integrated with various LMS (in our case LMS Moodle). For meetings and trainings for clients I have also used other systems, such as WebEx, or Skype for Business.

Learning in the flow of work is a new idea: it recognizes that for learning to really happen, it must fit around and align itself to working days and working lives. Rather than think of corporate learning as a destination, it’s now becoming something that comes to us. 

Through good design thinking and cutting-edge technology, we can build solutions and experiences that make learning almost invisible in our jobs. One could argue that Google and YouTube are two of the earliest “learning in the flow” platforms, which we now take for granted.

First, the text provides a definition of the subject area of the in-service training (in-company continuing vocational training). Unfortunately, in-service training is rarely seen as an educational field of activity, where the public joint responsibility and active participation provide important regulatory frameworks beyond market radicalization and market failure. A series of different theories and theorems are classified based on a tripartite multi-level model.

This output brings together the entirety of the work of the Beehives project into a synthetic report. The report addresses the following questions:  How can a strategic partnership and cooperation between providers of higher vocational education and training and professional higher education (HVET/PHE), employers an students be strengthened? The project brings together representatives of the strategic triangle (HVET/PHE, employers and students) to exchange innovative practices and deliver recommendations for improving employer involvement in HVET/PHE.

Policymakers have recognised the significance of higher education for the individual’s social, economic and personal development. While the social dimension of education in the Bologna Process emphasises the need for widening access to education, at EU level it has received renewed interest in recent years, with a focus on increasing higher education attainment and the new skills agenda.

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The Secondary School of Applied Arts in Kosice, Slovakia, is small secondary vocational school with a rich 45-year long tradition in art education. It has 11 art departments and 330 students aged 16-19. They come from all the regions of east Slovakia. Some of them come from families with low income, but they are all talented and motivated to learn. It is a pleasure and challenge to teach and motivate those students. 

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From Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th September the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) will be hosting an online discussion about Workplace Basic Skills on EPALE moderated by Rosemarie Klein and Dieter Zisenis from the German research and consultancy organization Büro für berufliche Bildungsplanung (bbb).

We would like to hear from anyone who has been involved in workplace basic skills training or is interested in developing expertise in this area.