The project addressed the improvement of quality of work-based learning. High-quality apprenticeships are one of the essential work-based learning formats for Professional Higher Education (PHE), which offers a particularly intense integration with the world of work. Work-based learning and particularly apprenticeships can be integrated in all aspects of PHE, like teaching, learning, research and governance, and at all levels of the overarching Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area, from EQF 5th level until the 8th level.
The ApprenticeTrack project developed a toolkit to foster the collaboration between PHE institutions and employers in offering apprenticeship schemes and to enhance digital competence of all three stakeholders’ groups involved, as well as improving the efficiency and transparency of apprenticeships. The project also published a list of indicators and measurement criteria based on specific inputs, processes and outputs of the management systems for apprenticeships in Slovenia, Croatia and the Czech Republic, including processes for apprenticeship-management, surveys done among students, employers and PHE institutions and data collected from best practices (at the national and European level). This criteria and indicators will help to define, understand and promote the concept of management systems for apprenticeships, provide a common framework for their description, monitoring, assessment and reporting.
EURASHE was a partner of the ApprenticeTrack project consortium and its role included supporting the dissemination and making the project visible in the European higher education sphere.
- Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges (Association HVC)
- CELJE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, HIGHER VOCATIONAL COLLEGE (ES CELJE)
- Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE)
- Knowledge Innovation Centre (Malta) (KIC-Malta)