The topic of the 3-day training held in Eger, Hungary was the use of social media to raise the prestige of VET. The main goal of the training was to demonstrate what social media interfaces exist, which ones we use, which our target groups use, and through which platforms we can communicate most effectively. We talked about content sharing, its advantages and disadvantages. We tried to structure the training in such a way that it would give all our partners new ideas and tips, be a little playful and everyone could express their own opinion on behalf of their organization
At the third partner meeting, the vocational school for the construction industry and the partner associations presented how they find students and motivate them for vocational training. The partner associations provided examples of training in the construction industry in Vienna. We hope that we was able to inspire you and are looking forward to your feedback and a constructive discussion in the future. Our presentations focus on the essentials of cooperation between vocational school and partner associations for vocational training and the responsibility of the individual organizations for their training part. A summary or compilation of best practice examples was given.
At the Short-Term Joint Staff Training which was held in the United Kingdom, discussions regarding the interest in Vocational and Educational Training were held. The aim of these training days was to discuss and conclude on how to engage with more learners in order to increase the prestige of VET. Day one was opened with a speech by Caroline Harrison after welcoming the partners to The Opportunity Centre in Bradford, followed by an icebreaker and informal discussion. Day two was held in the Conference room of the Opportunity Centre in Leeds, where Meirul Din presented her input on VET as well as giving the partners a tour of the Leeds office and learner’s construction site. Day three was held in the Boardroom of the Bradford Opportunity Centre where David Newnham gave a talk on how to gain interest among learners in VET, along with some discussion by the partners.