Previously we have given you a pretty good outline of the LTT activities in the Netherlands of the VET Circle partnership. The Dutch Foundation of Innovation Welfare 2 Work (DFW2W) was the host for sixteen delegates from Bulgaria, Turkey, Macedonia and Greece. The blended mobility was also an activity that leads to the achievement of the project objectives. Below Part 2, with more dutch good practice, VET-Circle tips and tricks on how to establish a good connection with the companies and how te motivate the students to get workplacements in companies:
An Employers Perspective
Dutch Employers are looking for sustainable potential. The employment rate of Dutch recent graduates is currently higher than 90%! The percentage of Dutch early leavers from education and training at 8.0% is lower than the EU average of 10.7%. It is also below the Europe 2020 average target of 10%, and exactly at the national target of 8%.
Introduction Passport to Success
TheVET-WBL Passport is a Learners Diary. The main purpose of the Learners Diary will be to support learners working, during their work based learning period. The VET-WBL Passport, c.q. Learners Diary, is based on the WBL guide. The framework of the WBL Guide is integrated in the learners activities, with tips and tricks, some animation and graphics and a journal.
The VET-WBL Passport (Learner’s Diary) is divided in three parts:
- Details intern /apprentice/Company/Supervisor;
- Work-based learning Validation based on Occupational Standards;
- Journal Learner
The principles of the Passport to Success
Congratulations on completing your Pre-assessment and selection for your internship/apprenticeship. Now you can start your work based learning period. This is a short guide to your passport of success. The principles for success are:
- Positive attitude
- Effort at work
- Cooperation with your supervisor and tutor
- On time
- Personal presentation
- Cooperation with colleagues
Each journey start with one step (step 1).
The passport is connected to the WBL guide and use a passport c.q. diary format. The students can fill the work-based learning activities in the journal (Learner Diary). The aim is to reflect and have an perspective on the Work based learning period through the eyes of the student. The idea of the learning diary is that as tool of reflection, it helps the student to assess what she/he has learned during the work based learning period. This obviously helps the teachers and tutors, too.
The aim of the learning diary is to summarize, analyze and comment on activities during the work based learning period as a sort of passport to success.
We anticipate that the Learners Diary will be able to be adapted for use across a range of sectors (as a Passport to Success)
Dutch Good Practice; Superschool
In 2009 Eric van ’t Zelfde became director of one of the worst schools in Rotterdam. A school with only 34 new student registrations, dramatic exam results, tired teachers and crime. Van ’t Zelfde tackled the problems off the beaten track. No less than 56 teachers left, 34 of whom in his first year as director. He introduced the ingenious rule of conduct ‘you behave yourself’, which is brilliant in its simplicity. He expelled a number of students against the law and had to answer to the judge. After several years, his school began to score at or above the national average. From the worst school in the Netherlands to one of the best schools in the Netherlands in five years.
How to create a Workplacement?
Part III: Coming Soon
More about our Dutch LTT will be shared with you in Part 3!