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Erasmus+ project for Apprenticeships “Actions Upward: The Skills for the Digital Future of Plastics Factories” (UPSKILL)

The aim of the project is to enhance the capability of European VET systems to respond to the plastics sector-specific labour market needs by designing, piloting and implementing an innovative vocational training programme for plastics production line conductors with specific emphasis on digital skills to work with robotics and other smart manufacturing technologies, as well as green skills and entrepreneurial competencies.

Council Recommendation of 15 March 2018 on a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships (2018/C 153/01)

The framework sets out 14 criteria in relation to working and learning conditions as well as to framework conditions. It provides a common understanding among Member States and it will support their efforts to reform and modernise apprenticeship systems that provide an excellent learning and career pathway.

Apprenticeship schemes in European countries

This report details CEDEFOP’s first cross-nation study of apprenticeships in the European Union. The point of departure for the study is what countries define and offer as apprenticeship training.

Research on experimentation testing the professional development model for tutors in work- based learning in the Baltic countries

JAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Professional Teacher Education conducted the research in the Baltic countries on the impact of the work-based learning tutor training, in which the teachers from VET schools and the representatives of the companies were trained together. The report describes how the participants of the tandem training assessed their competence before and six months after the training.

Apprenticeship review: Lithuania

The publication is the final report of the thematic country review of apprenticeship in Lithuania. The report is based on information and views gathered by CEDEFOP in consultation with stakeholders in Lithuania (representatives of ministries, social partners, VET providers, companies, students, teachers, and trainers).