To support this complex process, the National Centre for TVET Development created jointly with its German partner Landesakademie für Fortbildung und Personalentwicklung a Schulen rAöR, a DALIVET project funded by the Erasmus+ programme, with implementation period 2014-16.
The project aims to establish the starting point for developing and introducing an apprenticeship pathway embedded in initial VET, as a more flexible, work-based learning option for young people who want to obtain a labour-market-relevant qualification. In some Romanian regions, several companies have shown interest in better-trained graduates.
The project will develop the basis for a legal framework for introducing apprenticeship in IVET, and raise awareness of work-based learning. It will also improve teachers’ competences through a pilot training programme. A feasibility study including analyses of dual-systems in the EU, and a master plan with recommendations for next steps will be developed and debated in a national consultation process.
The project aims to have significant impact at both system and local levels.