Work Based Learning in Eastern Europe partners countries: Peer Learning Visit in Wales


Peer Learning Activity (PLA) – Apprenticeships and other forms of WBL in Wales

Event name: Skills Connexion – work-based learning peer learning activity (PLA)

Place and date: Cardiff (WALES, UK)

Dates: 18.01. – 21.01.2016

The event addressed VET policy makers and employer organisations from partner countries involved in the ETF project on work-based learning in VET (‘Skills Connexion’). The 3 years project aims to promote policy development and implementation of work based learning in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Participants from these countries had the opportunity at the PLA to learn from the experience of Wales (UK) in the development of apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning in VET.

The focus of the Peer Learning Visit was on:

  • Financial and non-financial incentives to increase employer engagement in work-based learning, in particular apprenticeships
  • Role of employer organisations, social partners and intermediary bodies in provision of apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning
  • Strategies to improve stakeholders’ co-operation at various levels
  • Ways to promote work-based learning and practical implementation mechanisms.

This event was the first in a series of Peer Learning Activities planned for 2016 and 2017 with the objective to learn from European examples as well as from interesting practice in the Eastern Partnership region and Kazakhstan.



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