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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    Second Chance School of Matosinhos

    The Second Chance School of Matosinhos in Portugal offers a unique education and training programme. Learners design their own training plan which includes vocational training, artistic training, personal and social development and educational support.

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    Capacity building to students, companies and vocational schools involved in apprenticeship-training (QuABB)

    The overarching goal is to reduce the number of contract dissolutions, which lead to a permanent drop-out of education and training.

    QuABB also aims to support vocational schools as well as companies in working with "high-maintenance" apprentices.

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    Supra-Company Training

    Überbetriebliche Lehrausbildung (ÜBA)

    In Austria, young adults finding it hard to obtain an apprenticeship are assisted by a nationwide program called “Supra-Company Training”. The measure provides apprenticeship training to help young people enter the labour market.

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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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    Youth Coaching Scheme

    Jugendcoaching

    In Austria, the Youth Coaching Scheme offers high quality coaching and input from other services to ensure participants are provided with support to meet their individual needs.

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    EPIDE (Etablissement Public d’Insertion)

    EPIDE aims to empower young ‘volunteers’ to successfully integrate in society and in the labour market by helping them to consolidate basic skills, to develop their self-esteem and to build a professional project.

    The ultimate objective is to guide them towards quality employment.

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    Keeping in touch with young drop-outs

    Keep in touch: create a platform to coordinate the activities of the main stakeholders working in the field of early leaving in your area.

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    Using data to identify at-risk learners

    A VET school in the Centre Region of Portugal has created an internal electronic monitoring system to monitor truancy.

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    Listening to the student ‘voice’

    Listen to the student ‘voice’ – give learners the chance to express their views about issues relating to their learning and welfare. Different approaches can be introduced at a low cost and be highly effective.

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    Using data to make the right decisions

    In the city of Hasselt in Flanders (Belgium) data on school absenteeism is used to inform school-specific action plans.

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    Create opportunities for informal interactions between students and VET provider staff

    Creating opportunities for informal interactions between learners and staff can help build trust and create positive relationships.

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    Involving citizens as volunteer mentors for VET students

    Mentoring involves one-to-one support for young people on an ongoing basis. It can help to maintain a young person’s motivation to learn and can prevent drop-out.

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    Promote the development of individual learning plans

    Developing individual learning plans with students helps to secure their ownership and commitment to participating in their chosen learning pathway. They can also be a way of encouraging learners to work towards achieving their goals.

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    Taster opportunities

    Taster opportunities – giving young people the chance to try out different vocational areas before they choose a VET programme – help to tackle misconceptions around VET.

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