Recent European studies and partners experience have shown a shortage of soft skills among the students entering the labour market. The current Labour market needs new approaches and methods to get the necessary qualified work force. The aim of the project is to reinforce these skills through the direct application of the innovation model and tool, JOPAPP (job placements app), in the implementation of the module called \”job placement\”, in which students spend a training period working in a company abroad.
Nowadays, students do not seek their own work practices, it is the center who looks for, manages and develops the whole process. Therefore, the student should lead the development of this process, they should be the driving force of their own learning process, which would develop their skills, time management abilities, strong work ethic, problem solving skills, self-confidence, flexibility and adaptability, working well under pressure, competences for innovation in VET students.
This JOPAPP model implements the contents and best practices of the RAINOVA model, previous European project, adapting it to a learning environment and creating a Manual of Implementation for teachers and counsellors and creating an innovative app to guide students through the process of finding their work placement.
After lengthy experience with the RAINOVA model, previous European project, adapting it to a learning environment and creating a Manual of Implementation for teachers and counsellors and creating an innovative app to guide students through the process of finding their work placement
The objective aimed to:
- Enhance innovation activities related to business management
- How to reach the company workers and their training
- Teach VET students how to be innovative in their workplace.
Firstly we want to check current practices in the management of classroom activities in VET section in Europe are, following the Rainova model.
This process will contribute to accelerating the spirit and commitment of teachers with innovation in the classroom. And they help raise awareness of the importance of innovation and the characteristics that favour it, contributing to a better transfer of competencies for innovation to the students.
The second will be the adaptation to the module called \”job placement\”, in which students spend a training period working in a company abroad. It has two parts, one prior to going into the company which should comprise an extensive knowledge of the company, the culture of the country and the working environment and a second one which is the working practice itself. Teachers and counsellors often deal with disappointment and unfulfilled students\’ expectations. Working extensively in the first stage can develop both the employability skills required by the labour market, as well as a better knowledge and real expectations of the labour market from the student’s point of view, leading to a successful job training period.
Coordinator: IES XABIER ZUBIRI MANTEO BHI,Spain
Contact Details: Jesus Mari Cuesta Garmendia
1. Marijampole College, LT
2. p-consulting.gr, GR
3. EfVET, Netherlands
4. ANESPO, PT
Duration: 01.09.2015 – 01.11.2017