Apprenticeship Alliances.eu Erasmus+ project
Today when SMEs face problems related to start up, innovation & growth, they find help in an ever-evolving, well financed and proactive ecosystem of intermediary organisations: chambers of commerce, enterprise support offices in local authorities, regional economic development agencies, etc. Yet the vast majority of these organisations do not currently provide guidance and /or training to SMEs on subject of apprenticeships.
Apprenticeship Alliances.eu seeks to address this situation by building the capacity of intermediary bodies to develop and operate support structures which will facilitate SMEs, especially small and micro enterprise, to become apprentice employers.
The project has establish 6 Regional Apprenticeship Alliances– involving 80+ intermediaries, VET providers and wider stakeholders and Regional Alliance Toolkit – to share the findings and successes of the project and enable other intermediaries/stakeholders to replicate the model at regional, national or EU level.
Regional Alliance Toolkit
This Toolkit is designed to support effective stakeholder engagement through the medium of Regional Apprenticeship Alliances for SMEs (RAISE). Our mission is the development of support structures for SME owners, for apprenticeship opportunities for young people and for the creation of innovative regional alliances which will realise a positive and long-lasting effect on the enterprise support system and VET system in each region. To facilitate the process of establishing these alliances, a set of document templates are provided and can be used as helpful resources.