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Tranversal Comparison of the collected ApprEnt Case studies and Feedback from the Focus Group Discussion Groups

List of Authors: Timo Halttunen, Tiina Anttila, Sari Stenvall-Virtanen
Publisher: eucen, Barcelona, Spain, 2018, http://www.eucen.eu
Place: Barcelona
Publication year: 2018


The Refining Higher Education Apprenticeships with Enterprises in Europe (ApprEnt) project intends to bridge the gap between the world of education and business, enhancing partnerships that involve companies, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as VET providers, and other relevant stakeholders such as public bodies, representatives of learners and representatives of VET providers, with the ultimate aim of promoting the establishment of work-based learning and especially apprenticeships in higher education. The ApprEnt project aims to strengthen and expand University Community Engagement activities in cooperation with the regional economy; foster knowledge transfer and experience based learning; maximise peer-learning, transnationally and within each partner country; implement staff development workshops for in-enterprises trainers/supervisors and for HE tutors/trainers, designed to support them in working with apprentices and based on an existing successful model; promote regional pilot projects in close cooperation with enterprises and regional partners; document and compare the different approaches and results as well as share and discuss roadmaps at national and European conferences with experts of Vocational Training, Professional and Higher Education and other umbrella organisations.

In order to achieve the shared objectives and goals in the ApprEnt project the partners collected interesting practice cases from all participating countries and other European countries. The objective of the collection of interesting practices (higher education institutions) and case studies (businesses) was to share experiences on various practices and programmes within the field of higher education apprenticeships in Europe and this way come up with solutions to challenges relating to the organisation of such programmes across Europe. The results of this empirical study are showcased in this report.

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