MENTORTRAIN

EURASHE is a partner in the MENTORTRAIN project.

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MentorTrain mission is to train and equip mentors in SMEs to provide quality apprenticeships. The vision behind this mission is that improving the competence of mentors will translate in increased apprenticeship placement offers by SMEs, improved apprenticeships’ quality and better learning outcomes of apprentices.

To accomplish this mission and vision, MentorTrain will:

  • Create training materials for prospective and early-stage mentors in higher VET/PHE by:
    • Defining the specific competencies required by early-stage and experienced mentors and use this to define learning activities which can be used to acquire these competencies, structured as a common curriculum for mentorship within PHE-apprenticeships.
    • Creating a course aimed at prospective and early stage mentors, made up of a set of modular online micro-learning units, each of which will allow participants to master a specific competence relevant to quality mentoring.
  • Improve the competencies of experienced mentors by:
    • Assisting experienced mentors in designing detailed training plans for specific placements, a methodological guide on applying “A Design-Thinking Approach for Defining Placements”, will be created and piloted by mentors in four countries, across a total of 12 placements.
    • Creating a practice-sharing platform whereby mentors will be able to upload and share placement-plans created using the above approach, and re-use plans created by other mentors, so as to introduce an element of collegiality into placement design, similar to the collegiality which is so critical to quality teaching in higher education.
    • Creating a resource pack of templates and forms which can help mentors standardise each part of the mentorship process.

MentorTrain aims to define the specific competencies required by early-stage and experienced mentors, and use this to define learning activities which can be used to acquire these competencies, structured as a common curriculum for mentorship within PHE-apprenticeships.

These will be used to create a course aimed at prospective and early stage mentors, made up of a set of modular online micro-learning units, each of which will allow participants to master a specific competence relevant to quality mentoring.

To assist experience mentors in designing detailed training-plans for specific placements, the consortium will author a methodological guide on applying “A Design-Thinking Approach for Defining Placements”, which guide will be piloted by mentors in four countries, across a total of 12 placements.

Following are the partners of the project:

  • Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges (Association HVC)- Skupnost višjih strokovnih šol Republike Slovenije (SKUPNOST VSŠ) The Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges (Association HVC) was founded as a public institution in 2005, when its Establishing Act was... Read more
  • Centre for Investigation and Applied Innovation in VET (Tknika)- Tknika is the Institute for the Innovation of the Vocational and Educational Training System. It was established by the Vice-Ministry of Education of the Basque Government. It was created in... Read more
  • CIFP Don Bosco LHII- CIFP Don Bosco LHII is a state Vocational Training College that belongs to the Basque Government Education System. The mission of CIFP Don Bosco is to provide students with quality... Read more
  • Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE)- Sdružení profesního terciárního vzdělávání (SSVS)   The Czech Association of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE) is an independent organisation of colleges and institutes of professional higher education in the Czech Republic.... Read more
  • Knowledge Innovation Centre (Malta) (KIC-Malta)- The Knowledge Innovation Centre is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from... Read more
  • Tallinna Tehnikakõrgkool University of Applied Sciences (TTK UAS)- TTK University of Applied Sciences (TTK UAS) is a state professional higher education institution, offering competitive professional higher education in the fields of engineering, production, technology, architecture and construction. TTK University of Applied... Read more