Training the workforce of the future to apply the SDGs in SMEs through Work-Based Learning in Apprenticeship programmes

EU-Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for VET
Coordination: INFODEF (Spain)

Duration: February 2021 – January 2024

Newsletter 1 December 2022





The aim of this Erasmus+ project is to be the transmission belt between the labour market and VET by creating work-based learning opportunities through apprenticeships aligned to the new economic challenges, and new businesses demands for more sustainable working methods and competences.

Sustainable Apprentices supports VET teachers and in-company trainers to create new Work-based Learning opportunities to foster the implementation of the SDGs in SMEs through digital tools and Project-based Learning methods by developing a new European ECVET Curriculum to support the implementation of SDGs in SMEs through apprenticeship programmes.

The project will train the workforce of the future with Green Skills and the SDGs to support the adaptation of SMEs to the current sustainable challenges and new economic demands as well as raise awareness on the opportunities derived from the implementation of the SDGs in SMEs’ business strategies. In this way, both, on the one hand VET educators and in-company trainers, and on the other hand VET students and SMEs will understand in practice the individual capacity of workers to promote sustainable improvements in society through their working environments.

During the two-year duration of the project, the partners will develop: 

  • An ECVET Curriculum on supporting apprenticeship programmes to implement the SDGs in SMEs
  • The Sustainable Apprentices Online Open Learning materials Platform
  • A methodological framework to set up apprenticeship programmes implementing the SDGs in SMEs


    Project Nº2021‐1‐ES01‐KA220‐VET‐000025308

    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.