Fostering equity and inclusion of migrants and ethnic minorities in Work-based Learning
EU-Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Coordination: INFODEF Instituto para el fomento del desarrollo y la formación (Spain)
Duration: September 2015 – August 2017
LINK-Inc project aims to increase the participation of migrants and ethnic minorities in Work-Based Learning (WBL) by equipping VET and In-company teachers and mentors with innovative approaches to address cultural diversity. The purpose is to equip VET professionals with the adequate skills and tools to support young migrants and ethnic minorities in their allocation to training places. Furthermore, to prevent possible situations of discrimination in WBL by helping In-company teachers, trainers and mentors to acquire competencies and tools to manage cultural diversity in apprenticeships programmes.
- Identify the skills that VET and in-company trainers and mentors require to integrate cultural and ethnic diversity in WBL.
- Enhance the professional development of VET and in-company trainers and mentors by developing innovative tools to facilitate the recognition of their competence profile and job description.
- Develop new approaches and innovative methodologies to apply and manage Intercultural Integration in WBL.
- Train and up-skill VET staff on new approaches and practical tools to apply and manage diversity in WBL.
- Promote and facilitate access to good practices, methodologies and products for Intercultural Integration in VET.
Six partners from Spain, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Italy and Portugal are working together defining and developing common strategies to foster equity and inclusion of migrants and ethnic minorities in Work-based Learning.
The main outputs developed are a State of the Art Report on cultural and ethnic integration in Work-based Learning, an ECVET based Training Curriculum, a Handbook and Toolbox containing new approaches and practical tools to apply and manage diversity in Work-based Learning, as well as the Open Online Center (outputs are accessible at www.link-inc.eu).
Project Nº 2015‐1‐ES01‐KA202‐015962
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.