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AGENDA

Round table sessions ¦ Poster exhibition

Monday, 9 November Moderator: Martin Watson, Prospex
13.30 - 14.00 Registration
14.00 - 14.45

Welcoming remarks, James Calleja, Director Cedefop

Introduction, Antonio Ranieri, Head of Department, Ramona David, Expert, Cedefop

Video message from Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Keynote speech, Jason Holt, CEO, Holts Group of companies
Short video about Jason Holt, Apprenticemaker

14.45 - 16.00

Plenary session

Setting the scene: EU-level support

European policies for apprenticeships, João Santos, DG Employment

Support for companies, particularly SMEs, offering apprenticeships, Helen Hoffmann, DG Employment, Patrycja Lipinska, and Irina Jemeljanova, Cedefop

Financial support available from the European Investment Bank, Rien Wagenvoort, European Investment Bank

Financial support available from the European Social Fund, Resa Koleva-Demonty, DG Employment

Erasmus+ call for proposals on support for SMEs engaging in apprenticeships, Tapio Sääväla, EACEA

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 17.30 Plenary Session

Plenary round table discussions: SMEs in apprenticeships: employers’ views  

Ben Butters, Eurochambers

Riccardo Viaggi, European Builders Confederation

Christine Davatz Höchner, Swiss Association of SME, CH

Jan Oravec, The Entrepreneurs Assocation of Slovakia, SK

Christian Sperle, German Confederation of Skilled Crafts, DE

Chris Swaine, EMH Group, UK

Jason Holt, CEO, Holts Group of Companies, UK

17.30 - 19.00

Poster exhibition and refreshments

Discover the best project ideas proposed by participants in an exhibition of 15 posters. You are invited to book an ‘appointment’ with the project managers of the ideas to discuss them further during the ‘Poster exhibition and coffee’ session of 10 November (14.30 – 15.00).

Tuesday, 10 November Moderator: Martin Watson
9.00 - 9.30 Registration
9.30 - 11.00

Parallel thematic round tables – Session 1

Round tables are built around examples of good practices selected among those submitted by participants. Two such examples per round table will be presented to trigger discussion focused on identifying ideas for cooperation on the topic of the round table.

  • Round table 1: Designing apprenticeships to involve SMEs
  • Round table 2: Supporting SME engagement: how social partners, and other relevant organisations can help
  • Round table 3: Increasing SMEs’ capacity for learning provision
  • Round table 4: Exploring ways larger companies can support SMEs
  • Round table 5: Investigating SMEs’ perception of apprenticeships
11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00

Parallel thematic round tables – Session 2

Round tables are built around examples of good practices selected among those submitted by participants. Two such examples per round table will be presented to trigger discussions focused on identifying ideas for cooperation on the topic of the round table.

  • Round table 6: Managing apprentices: a bottom-up approach
  • Round table 7: Strengthening school – enterprise cooperation
  • Round table 8: Training in-company trainers
  • Round table 9: Organising campaigns to engage SMEs
  • Round table 10: Recruiting apprentices: alternative approaches
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.00

Poster exhibition and coffee
Explore the project ideas in depth with their promoters. Be open to partnership! (14.30 – 15.00).

15.00 - 16.00 Plenary session: Wrap-up of round tables - the 10 ideas for cooperation from the round tables
16.00 - 16.30 Voting on best idea(s) for cooperation and Coffee
16.30 - 17.00

Plenary session

Voting results

Closing remarks, Mara Brugia, Deputy Director Cedefop

ROUND TABLES: SESSION ORGANISATION
 

Parallel round tables – Session 1 (10 November 2015, 9.30 – 11.00)
Round table 1:  Designing apprenticeships to involve SMEs Round table 2:  Supporting SME engagement: how social partners and other relevant organisations can help Round table 3: Increasing SMEs’ capacity for learning provision Round table 4: Exploring ways larger companies can support SMEs Round table 5: Investigating SMEs’ perception of apprenticeships

Moderator: Eleonora Waltraud Schmid, and Yorgos Kostakis, Cedefop

Moderator: Lisa Rustico and Vlasis Korovilos, Cedefop

Moderator: Patrycja Lipinska, Cedefop and Paul Guest, Orientra

Moderator: Helmut Zelloth, European Training Foundation and Juraj Vantuch, SK Moderator: Helen Hoffmann and Sigve Bjorstad, DG Employment

Design of apprenticeship, Terri McComiskey, CCEA Regulation, UK

Securing rights, duties, engagement of employers, Isabelle Michel, FGTB, BE

Network agreement High Apprenticeships for SMEs: the role of intermediate bodies,  Alfonso Balsamo, Confindustria, IT

Supporting SMEs, Meriem Dadou, AGEFA PME, FR

Group training associations, Mark Rowe, Trades Union Congress/Unionlearn, UK

Inter-company vocational training centres, Isabelle Le Mouillour, BIBB, DE

Apprenticeships in SMEs supported by theoretical lessons, Henrik Saxtorph, Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality, DK

Training alliances, Peter Zeitler, Austrian Economic Chamber, AT

Alianza para la FP dual, Guillem Salvans Subirats, Fundación Bertelsmann, ES

Cultivating apprenticeships practices in Indonesia, Cristina Gueco Martin and Lidia Marqués, Global Apprenticeships Network, CH

National Forecasting Center AGEFA PME, Richard Maniak, AGEFA PME, FR

Increasing SME apprenticeship engagement, Graham Wood, NGi Limited, UK

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Parallel round tables  – Session 2 (10 November 2015, 11.30 – 13.00)
Round table 6: Managing apprentices: a bottom-up approach Round table 7: Strengthening school-enterprise cooperation Round table 8: Training in-company trainers Round table 9: Organising campaigns to engage SMEs Round table 10: Recruiting apprentices: alternative approaches

Moderator: Dimitrijs Kulss and Yorgos Kostakis, Cedefop

Moderator: Juraj Vantuch, SK and Slava Pevec Grm, Cedefop

Moderator: Irina Jemeljanova and Vlasis Korovilos, Cedefop

Moderator: Corinna Frey and Vasileios Symeonidis, Cedefop Moderator: Irene Psifidou, and Ernesto Villalba-Garcia, Cedefop

PQS - The positive quality spiral, Jesper Krogh Schlosser/ Hans Th. Hjorth, Aarhus Business College, DK

Club school-enterprise, Eric Nicollet, Academie Montpellier, FR

Apprenticeship staff support programme: supporting providers to engage with employers, Paul Warner, Education and Training Foundation, UK

Local network of education and training, Laura Rodriguez, Camara Municipal de Torres Vedras, PT

Prize-winning trainer training, Sylvia Tutzauer Lindqvist, Skolverket, SE

Q-placements VET-enterprise cooperation projects, Anna Pajarón, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Terrassa, ES

UNICORN experience in organising campaigns to promote apprenticeships among SMEs, Jerzy Samborski, UNICORN-SME

Week of apprenticeship, Roland Reisbitzen, German Federal Employment Agency

Good practice of apprentice recruitment: an innovative model for Europe, Anja Lietzmann/Vasiliadis Anastasios, Institute of Entrepreneurship Development

Company-based parental involvement: 5 reasons and 15 good ideas, Alexei Medvedev, KWB Koordinierungsstelle Weiterbildung und Beschäftigung, DE

Culturally responsive recruitment tools, Alexei Medvedev, KWB Koordinierungsstelle Weiterbildung und Beschäftigung, DE

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POSTER EXHIBITION
 

Project ideas proposed by participants in an exhibition of 15 posters
Cooperation idea Organisation Country Contact Email

Community colleges European Style = Involve more SMEs in practical components for VET-4 and SCHE

CHAIN5 Network led by LEIDO

Netherlands

Hans Daale

Creating a Network(s) of SMEs

FGTB - Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (General Federation of Labour in Belgium)

Belgium

Isabelle Michel

Cultivating apprenticeship practices in SMEs

GAN - Global Apprenticeships Network

Swiss Confederation

Cristina Gueco Martin

Developing e-learning environments for Master Craftsman and apprentices training based on the Ask-System methodology

Autonomous Region of Sardinia

Italy

Roberto Doneddu

Enabling micro SMEs to engage in apprenticeship

IME GSEVEE - Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants

Greece

Gerasimos Karoulas

European network of intermediary organisations and training providers - Focus on apprenticeships

AGEFA PME - Association de Gestion des Formations en Alternance pour les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (Association of Alternating Training Management for SMEs)

France

Richard Maniak

Fostering cooperation between academic research and SMEs

KleinTech Services

Latvia

Edite Millere

Integrating refugees and immigrants through apprenticeship

Advisors Just In Time

Bulgaria

Elena Lyondeva

Materials for training in companies

CPI - Centre RS za poklicno izboraževanje (Slovenian Institute for VET)

Slovenia

Darko Mali

Mentorship - what makes it work?

FGTB - Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (General Federation of Labour in Belgium)

Belgium

Isabelle Michel

Promoting apprenticeships in the employment services portfolio

Fundación Bertelsmann Spain (Bertelsmann Foundation Spain)

Spain

Guillem Salvans

SMECOA = SMEs commitment in apprenticeship

AGEFA PME - Association de Gestion des Formations en Alternance pour les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (Association of Alternated Training Management for SMEs)

France

Meriem Dadou

SMEs and inter-company training centres go hand in hand

CPI - Centre RS za poklicno izboraževanje (Slovenian Institute for VET)

Slovenia

Darko Mali

Transnational cross-sectoral network

IFOM

Italy

Katerina Kukrechtova

Cost-effectiveness: the business case for apprenticeships

Imanovation

Portugal

Alexandra Costa Artur

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