1st Multiplier Event, UK, 09/04/2019
The first multiplier event, hosted and coordinated by C4FF, was held on 10th April 2019 at Warwick University. The workshop was hosted with the participation of 28 experts and stakeholders (21 local and 7 foreigners) from all participating countries: teachers, trainers, academics, in-company mentors and related stakeholders, local and foreign.
The primary aim of the event was the consultation on the project's Intellectual Outputs referring to the development of the e-course and the e-certification platform for the professional recognition and validation of existing and future EU in-company mentors and the attraction of the interest of all interested stakeholders: teachers, trainers, academic and in-company mentors, local and foreign. At the end of the event participants were asked for an oral feedback. There were no negative comments and everyone believed on project's success. The participants’ endorsement on the intellectual outputs added the necessary validity and the recommendations from all attendees were incorporated in the course and syllabus design procedures, as the curriculum wished to integrate the needs expressed by and from participants’ point of view.
Apart from their contribution in the training course development, the participants of the workshops contributed to a learning partnership among the interested parties developing mutual trust and supporting cooperation between VET and enterprises. It is considered necessary to bridge the school culture with the company culture; this first thematic workshop aimed at tackling this issue by bringing together schools and training centres with the world of enterprises thus enabling the companies to be physically involved in curriculum development.