The project is deeply rooted on the importance of supporting SMEs’ engagement acting through a mobilization of all relevant stakeholders.
The project is focused on building the capacities (especially the networking ones) of intermediary bodies (such as chambers of commerce, industry and crafts, professional organizations, apprenticeships offices set up in public schools offering vocational training, included as partners or mobilized as stakeholders in the present proposal) with the final aim of supporting a conducive environment for SMEs’ engagement in apprentce ships in Italy, BiH, Germany (general objective of the project). The Action will in fact support the partners and the stakeholders in setting-up support structures capable to act in a systemic way towards apprenticeships, considering the potentiality that an improved cooperation and networking especially among SMEs, chambers of commerce, industry and crafts, professional organizations, VET providers, supported by an adequate institutional public endorsement, could represent.
The project is deeply rooted on the importance of supporting SMEs’ engagement acting through a mobilization of all relevant stakeholders and will insist on building on already existing capacities, profiting of existing (Germany) and new (Italy) laws and potential reforms under discussion (BiH) that can foster a productive cross fertilization between education and the job market, introducing compulsory apprenticeships at secondary school level. In this way the multi-country dimension of the present proposal will also trigger SMEs’ motivation through befitting of experiences’ sharing, adding value on existing bilateral contacts and relationships existing within the partnership and the target countries.
As part of the capacity building, the Action will also insist on capitalization and on modeling relying on models and good practices provided by CEDIT and by the Innovation in Learning Institute of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg that have a solid background in this, triggering schools and private sector’s positive connections, thus valorizing existing tools and making them easy to adapt to the different contexts, providing the project with high replicability potential.