There is much to be done to better explore synergies between LABs and VET and to promote WBL that is more flexible and can faster respond to the labour market needs.
The aim of the project is to combine the know-how within the partnership, inspired by experience of existing LABs, and to develop interdisciplinary mentoring and learning solutions to promote and develop technical and transversal skills among youngsters (16-26 years).
Designing the model of cooperation among relevant local actors to boost entrepreneurship or promote technical career among youngsters.
The project will also help to spread further the concept of LABs and promote its benefits for VET.
Therefore, two are the main objectives:
1. Support the promotion of work-based learning (WBL) in all its forms
MAKE YOUR WAY project intends to develop relevant collaborations to open further opportunities for young students in Vocational Educational Training (VET) to apply knowledge in practical, “hands-on”, and “real life” workplace situations, at the same trying to enhance their entrepreneurial attitudes, in particular by working in LABs. Thus, the project takes benefit of the concept of “Fab lab”/LAB, a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication, proven to boost innovation and entrepreneurship, as they are platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent.
2. Bring more innovation to vocational educational training
Contribute to the continuous professional development of VET teachers, trainers and mentors in both school and work-based settings, with a focus on developing effective digital, open and innovative education and pedagogies, by developing materials that can help those professionals assist young VET learners in taking the most benefit from using LABs and from other WBL solutions, as well as spreading the concept of LABs and promoting their closer collaborations with the VET system.