Work-based learning around the mare balticum by . Baltic Sea Academy

Work-based learning around the mare balticum

by. Baltic Sea Academy, Philipp Jarke, Max Hogeforster

Kobo ebook | April 8, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info


Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores


At the 10th Hanseatic Conference 2015 in Hamburg, representatives from business organisations, academic institutions and policy makers from all countries around the Baltic Sea exchanged their experiences. This book contains the presented papers and a summary of the participants’ discussion. Vocational training has dramatically lost its appeal. More and more young people rather opt for study programmes at the university, and refuse to learn practical skills in vocational education. However, the qualifications of the high number of academics do not match the demand of SMEs for skilled workers and entrepreneurs, as their knowledge is mostly theoretical. At the same, due to demographic changes, the number of school leavers in the Baltic Sea Region is declining. Both developments have led to a dramatic shortage of skilled workers and entrepreneurs which is severely limiting growth and innovativeness of SMEs. In order to overcome this crisis, dual vocational training and dual degree study programmes have to be promoted substantially. In dual vocational training enterprises can actively influence and improve the quality of the education their apprentices receive; and in dual degree study programmes students can test and apply their theoretical knowledge, which they acquire at the university, simultaneously in the enterprises. The contributors of this book describe how this reform of education policy can be implemented in practice.
Title:Work-based learning around the mare balticumFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 8, 2015Publisher:Books on DemandLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3738679219

ISBN - 13:9783738679212

Look for similar items by category: