Developing Expertise in Learning and Training Assessment in the workplace (DELTA)

Erasmus+ 2017-1-UK01- KA202-036810

The Challenge

The DELTA project aims to promote, facilitate and improve the participation of companies in the VET system. We intend to do this by focusing on the skills of tutors/mentors in companies, aiming to develop them in order they can provide the necessary resources to host, receive, monitor and assess VET learners according to the requirements of VET programmes whilst ensuring the skills developed by those learners are in line with their company's needs.

The project will specifically address the first selected priority by developing materials to promote a better understanding between the world of vocational education and the world of companies, in a bidirectional way (what is needed by the company but also what is learnt, and above all, HOW students learn in vocational colleges).

The project will also address the second and third priorities selected by producing materials to develop the skills of tutors/mentors in company so they will be better prepared when hosting a VET student, either through dual VET programmes, apprenticeship schemes or any other method of practical in-company training . The materials will be specially focused on:

- The skills and competence of tutors and mentors to carry out the follow-up and assessment of the VET student, using a 'learning outcomes' approach.

- The development of a systematic procedure which will govern the relation between the VET college and the company which host a student (roles, responsibilities, tasks) with the objective of facilitating the integration of the VET student in the company and ensure the quality of the apprenticeship period.

With the credibility of the partner companies participating in the project and associate partners validating the results, the planned dissemination strategy through industry associations will ensure the greatest impact across partner countries' VET systems.

Horizontal measures to improve achievement in relevant high-level transversal competences in a lifelong learning perspective are also covered by this approach – the staff involved bring these techniques to a wide audience in their activities, and the students and VET trainees/apprentices in the programme will take these skills and the recognition of them further in their life as their career develops.


The Outputs

  • IO1: DELTA digital portfolio for VET students and VET schools
    The DELTA digital portfolio is a set of multimedia materials designed to bring VET colleges closer to companies. Although in all partner countries there are different modalities of work- based learning, the relation between the company and the VET college is usually based on the principle "what the student should know about how the company works".

  • IO2: DELTA Toolkit for Tutors and Mentors
    The DELTA toolkit is a set of documents and materials addressed at companies in order to assist them in the process of hosting a VET student, from the selection of the student, the design, together with the VET school of his/her training pathway, the organizational and administrative changes in the company, the follow up and assessment of the student and the assessment of the impact the hosting had in the company.

  • IO3: DELTA Collaborative apprenticeship schemes for SMEs

    This output is a report and guidelines intended for those companies which are too small or too specific to be able to take apprentices (eg because they cannot dedicate personal resources or because they cannot cover all the curriculum needs of the apprenticeship).

    The partners will analyse different possibilities to promote the participation of SMEs in work- based learning/apprenticeship programmes through the definition of different schemes where responsibility is shared acorss more than one company and/or organizations.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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