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Excellence Practices of Dual Education in Clothing Industry
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project is aimed to explore these good practices from Germany and Austria that could improve not just the youth inclusion on the labor market but also could help the clothing businesses to find high motivated and well prepared young workers. The main reason/background of this project is that there are good practices (education excellence) for dual education in old-EU member states. These dual education practices are connected as to the professional competencies of the youths as well as to the national frameworks in Secondary education, human resource management and economic growth. But neither of these good practices are applicable to the Bulgarian Education and Labor systems and they need to be modified to be more helpful for the economic, social and demographic reality in Bulgaria The basic issues that the project is addressed could be summarized to: state analysis education excellence in dual education in Textile and clothing industry; gap analysis of the perspectives and challenges of the dual education in clothing industry in Bulgaria; identification of preliminary knowledge and skills that is needed for successful implementation of dual education. The basic intellectual outputs of this project are: analysis (resp. analytic book/paper) of professional vocational education; gap analysis of needs and expectations of different stakeholders in professional vocational education in Textile and Clothing; model(s) of best practices of dual vocational education (resp. guide) in Textile and Clothing. Four activities are needed to support intellectual outputs: Project management; four best practices exchange: training VET teachers, training pupils, training business’ mentors, training different stakeholders; one multiplier event; dissemination activities. The participants of the project are: - 7 managers, teachers and administrative staff directly involved in the project and intellectual outputs; - 23 international exchanges of business experts, VET teachers and pupils; - 107 participants in different project’s activities and events. Finally, the basic project’s impacts are: - modified teaching programs combining State educational requirements and Business Practice’s requirement in Textile and Clothing; - addapted courses in VET curriculum in Textile and Clothing. - improved international business and social cooperation; - better recognition of dual education and its impact on pupils, labor force and business in Textile and Clothing. - establishment of business-training European cooperation; - promoting transparency, international mobility and business cooperation.
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