skills4work-graphicH2 Learning and CDETB is delighted to be hosting the Work-Based Learning Conference: Sharing and enhancing current professional practice, which will take place at Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) Head Offices in Naas on Wednesday 12th of October, 2016, from 09:30am to 2:15pm.

With a central focus on work based learning (WBL), this conference will disseminate the findings and share outputs from a European research project, Skills 4 Work; which is an Erasmus + funded project, aiming to improve the quality of work placement programmes (internships, apprenticeships, mentoring) for Vocational Education and Training (VET) learners through the development of best-practice guidelines, teacher professional development resources and by building strong relationships between VET centres and local enterprise.

Opening Speaker: Mr. Michael Moriarty, General Secretary of ETBI

Presentations: The Skills 4 Work project partners from Northern Ireland, Germany, Slovenia, and Ireland will deliver presentations on their individual experiences of the project and there will be opportunities to interact with them throughout the day.

Agenda: The conference agenda follows four main themes, which arose from the Skills 4 Work project:

  • Reflecting on professional practice to evolve WBL
  • WBL as a holistic learning experience
  • Developing and maintaining sustainable relationships with employers
  • Implications for FET sector in Ireland

Coffee and lunch are provided on the day.

If you’d like to register to attend the conference, please click here.