VETWORK is analysing a set of European success stories of integration between VET and the world of work. The project focuses on encouraging combined VET and workplace training for young people and adults. Such good practices will show innovative and creative elements and strategies to reduce the implementation gap existing between what is learnt through VET and what is applied (and needed) at the workplace, particularly in view of innovation processes, in line with the New Skills for New Jobs initiative.
The analysis covers continuous training and apprenticeship and relates both to sectors undergoing structural adjustments (such as automotive) and sectors in rapid evolution (such as ICT).
From a methodological point of view, both desk (review of web sites, literature and available documentation) and field research (interviews, focus groups with different categories of stakeholders involved ranging from designers of the initiative to implementers and target users) is under implementation.