This section proposes a selection of inspiring examples, including:

These examples were selected as part of the Cedefop study ‘Leaving education early: putting vocational education and training (VET) centre stage’. Would you like to know more about the methodology used to select the examples and the countries covered? Go to About >

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    Carpo – Assistierte Ausbildung (assisted VET)

    In Germany, assisted VET (‘Carpo’) incorporates intensive individual social-pedagogical coaching and guidance, offered by certified social-pedagogues.

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    Youth Guidance Centres

    Ungdommens Uddannelsesvejledning, (UU)

    Danish Youth Guidance Centres organise guidance at lower secondary schools in collaboration with school principals, in order to provide an extra guidance resource to teachers.

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    Foundation Innove, Pathfinder centres (in Estonian: Sihtasutus Innove, Rajaleidja keskused)

    In Estonia, Pathfinder centres provide careers information; career counselling; speech therapy; psychological guidance; socio-pedagogical guidance; and special educational guidance.

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    Platform for monitoring and coordination of early leavers (PSAD)

    PSAD aims at early identification of “Early School Leavers” and the enhancement of coordination among local stakeholders active in the fight against early school leaving with a view to making compensatory (‘second chance’) measures more effective.

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    Coaching and counseling for apprentices and training companies - Apprenticeship coaching

    Apprenticeship coaching in Austria aims to avoid drop outs due to misunderstanding or conflict between apprentices and in company trainers. The latter may also receive coaching or counselling as required, in order to ensure the success of the mediation.

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    Voluntary Labour Corps (VLC)

    Ochotnicze Hufce Pracy (OHP)

    In Poland, the Voluntary Labour Corps initiative offers support to young people at risk of early leaving, unemployment or those who are already unemployed. Personalised support, mentoring, vocational counselling, guidance and job matching activities aim to ensure young people find their place in labour market.

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    Guidance and professional initiation courses and professional initiation courses to diverse professions

    Cours d’orientation et d’initiation professionnelles - COIP) et cours d’initiation professionnelle à divers métiers - IPDM)

    In Luxembourg, Guidance and professional initiation courses (COIP) include a traineeship of one week or a longer period in a company, and practical classes provided by teachers in a workshop format. 

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    Retention Caravan (Retention taskforce as from 2013)

    Fastholdelseskaravanen

    The Retention Caravan aimed to support the retention of VET students from ethnic minorities - in particular boys.

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    BOP: Vocational orientation programme, offered at vocational training centres

    Special focus on BFZ: vocational training centres of the educational institute of the Bavarian Industry and Trade

    The German Vocational Orientation Programme, ‘BOP’, aims to give students an insight into a wide range of professions. It also aims to inform students about their potential to develop an idea as to which professions might suit them better than others.

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    Certificate of practice (Praksisbrev)

    The Norwegian ‘Certificate of Practice’ is a two-year programme with emphasis on practical training. After obtaining a ‘Certificate of Practice’, the learner can continue training towards a trade or journeyman’s certificate.

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    Innovative Pole - Pôle Innovant Lycéen (PIL)

    The PIL aims at offering VET opportunities and general courses to early leavers between 16 and 21 years of age, combined with thorough individualised support. The PIL is a ‘one year only’ school – i.e. students do not obtain a qualification during the year. It doesn’t aim to qualify students, it aims to give early leavers the desire to learn again.

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    Crafts Square

    Piazza dei Mestieri

    In Italy, ‘Crafts Square’ offers young people, unemployed young people and adults with an alternative educational offer with a good balance between practical and theoretical courses. The environment created by the ‘Craft Square’ aims to ensure learners feel understood, supported and valued.

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    Local Action for Youth (ALJ, Action locale pour jeunes)

    The Luxembourgish Local Action for Youth can make direct contact to help early leavers from education and training thanks to the national register of pupils updated monthly by the Education Ministry.

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    VerA – Prevention of Training Dropout

    Retired trained professionals volunteer their time and experience to support apprentices as part of a  mentors scheme in Germany.

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    Ausbildungsbegleitende Hilfen (vocational training accompanying measures, ‘abH’)

    abH is a mainstream national initiative, as part of the SGB III (Social Law). In its current form, it was introduced in 2012, but slightly different forms have existed since the 1970.

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