18th-19th October 2018, Vigo (Spain)
The EU Erasmus+ VET Project is reaching a successful end!
The ‘APT: Apprentice Preparation Training New Approaches in Managing the Transition from Education to Employment’ project aims to support professionals who are involved in preparing young people for the transition from education to employment as well as the young people themselves who often need extra guidance to enter and retain a meaningful career.
To support this notion and develop new approaches to handle this transition, the consortium of ‘APT has developed the following materials:
1. National reports for career guidance and vocational assessment in each partner country
2. Resources and support material for the Career Advisors, young people, employees and parents
3. Digital Self-assessment tests to guide young people towards viable career paths
The last meeting of APT project between the 18th and 19th of October 2018, in Vigo, Spain, where the partners discussed about the Intellectual Output and analysed their dissemination and exploitation strategy in order to ensure the sustainability of the project’s products and procedures. All partners expressed their satisfaction for the material developed which is offered openly online in the project’s website.
12th-13th July 2018, Lancaster (UK)
The consortium of the Erasmus+ VET project titled ‘APT: Apprentice Preparation Training New Approaches in Managing the Transition from Education to Employment’, offers various opportunities to young people and career advisors to support the transition from education to the world of work. During the 5th project meeting which was organised between the 11th and 12th of July in Lancaster, UK, the partners presented the final version of the 4 booklets prepared to support educators (Career Advisors and Trainers), employers and parents. The booklets will guide young people to develop their personal and employability skills. They will accompany the APT Assessment TOOLKIT which will provide more options for career guidance to all.
The second day of the meeting was spent on planning the pilot testing of the training material and assessments as well as the dissemination of the products developed so far.
1st-2nd March 2018, Vilnius (Lithuania)
The 4th partner meeting of the APT project organised between the 1st and 2nd of March in Vilnius, Lithuania. During the meeting, the partners presented the draft versions of the 4 resources being developed to support educators (Career Advisors and Trainers), young people, employers and parents. The resources aim to support young people to develop their personal and employability skills and to engage with all the parties involved in a young persons career development. The consortium had a constructive discussion about the design of the APT resources regarding the presentation as well as the themes, topics and activities to be included.
The second day of the meeting was spent on planning the pilot testing of the training materials as well we the next step of the project’s development and on the dissemination of the products developed so far.
16th-17th November 2017, Ortona (Italy)
The meeting was organised between the 16th and 17th of November in Ortona, Italy. During the meeting, the partners discussed the findings of the first Intellectual Output regarding the Career Counselling and Guidance Services provided at national, regional and local level. Based on IO1, the consortium had a constructive discussion about the design of the APT Framework. The themes, topics, activities were defined, whereas a collection of various materials aiming to support educators (trainers and career advisors), employers and parents to guide young people started to be built up. Through the above young people will be assisted to develop their personal and employability skills.
The second day of the meeting was spent on planning the next steps of the project’s development and on the dissemination of the products developed so far.
25th-26th May 2017, Rzeszow (Poland)
During the meeting, the partners presented their findings on the current situation regarding the career information, advice and guidance provided in the education systems across all partner countries.
In addition, the consortium had an open and interesting discussion which has been based on the answers given within a primary research by interviewing employers, career counsellors and students in vocational education.
The second day was well spent on the dissemination of the project and many decisions have been taken about the continual development of APT.
5th-6th December 2016, Nicosia (Cyprus)
The meeting was organized between the 5th and 6th of December 2016 in Nicosia/Cyprus. The project proposal was prepared by Lancaster & Morecambe College and approved by the National Agency of UK.
APT project consortium is composed of 8 partners: Lancaster & Morecambe College (UK), EAS28-Comune di Ortona (Italy), INNEO-Studio Tworczego Rozwoju (Poland), Submeet Association (Italy), Vsl Ziniu kodas (Lithuania), Academia Postal 3 Vigo S.L. (Spain), Emphasys Centre (Cyprus) and EuroEd (Romania).