On December 3rd 2019, the kick off meeting between the partners of the Erasmus project 2019-1-ES01-KA202-065843 Upgrading trainers in dual vocational training (UPT2S) took place at the EFA La Malvesía (Llombai, Spain). Members of different European schools, such as Deula-Nienburg (Germany), MFR Bretagne (France), Srednia Skola Bedekvocina (Croatia), JÄRVAMAA (Estonia) and the EFA La Malvesía itself participated in it.
The main priority of this project consists in the professionalization of the role of the trainee instructor in VET Dual System through the creation of different resources. These will be the implementation of a 25-hour online course, the developing of an APP that allows to assess the level of learning, and an online collection of guidelines based on successful internships in this field, which will allow the instructor to become a real educational agent and establish a strong link between companies and VET Schools.
In this first meeting, the partners have worked on different areas of the project such as:
Discussion about main structure of the tasks, distribution between partners, introduction to the financial procedures and required documents.
Detailed project schedule and milestones, report files, risk management, discussion about planning dissemination activities (platform structure), evolution of the project, evaluation of partners and doubts.
Launching the contents in IO1 «Training of trainers course», based on studies of the VET Dual System models.
As an activity of the dissemination the project, the members of the project also participated in the EUROPEAN VOCATIONAL SKILLS WEEK, where they had the opportunity to explain the project to attendees, where were VET students and important representatives of institutions linked to the farming and the rural environment.