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A number of multiplier events were organised in order to present the WBL 2.0 project results to potential stakeholders.

WBL 2.0 Multiplier Event in UK

Date: 26 Oct 2018
Location: Dundee, UK

Participants were spread across various areas including small business owners, employers and VET trainers from other organisations. Unfortunately we had numerous cancellations both in the preceding days of the event and on the morning of the event itself therefore participation wasn’t as good as we had originally expected. The event was marketed through social media accounts, Eventbrite and our local and regional networks, including a Work Based Learning working group that the college is part of.
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WBL 2.0 Multiplier in Italy

Date: 12 Sep 2018
Location: Prato, Italy

Pixel, in cooperation with Istituto Francesco Datini a comprehensive institution merging different Secondary VET Schools organised a Seminar (multiplier event) to present the WBL 2.0 project results and deliverables.

The informative day was an opportunity to reach more than 150 VET teachers interested in exploring the application of Work Based Learning methodologies in VET and in improving the effectiveness of the cooperation with companies for the bridging of the gap between the VET offer and methodologies and the needs of the job market.

During the Seminar Pixel made a in depth presentation of the WBL 2.0 Portal with specific reference to the collection of Video Interviews and Video Testimonials. A selection of Video was presented and discussed. VET trainers demonstrated their interest in using WBL 2.0 outputs as a potential important tool to integrate their lessons and make them more motivating for the students.

Specific interest was raised by the interview to Hotel manager in Greece and the self entrepreneurs in Scotland having developed an innovative tourist offer in Dundee, as students of Datini are studying Tourism management.
Also the interview to the italian technician that after having abandoned school withouth finishing his curriculum to work early, and then decided to get a degree and found a bettter job was hihglighted as potentially very inspiring for students.
Finally the examples in Lithuania and Spain of young entrepreneurs were identified as very motivating for students.

VET teachers also pointed the potential use of Videos as a tool for Language teaching and learning.

Further discussion was carried out on the implementation of WBL methodologies and the key role that a cooperation between VET schools and companies can have to improve the effectiveness and attractiveness of Secondary school offer.
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Work Based Learning 2.0 Final Conference

Date: 7 Sep 2018
Location: Kilkis

In the Multiplier event involved mainly VET teachers, VET trainers, managers of companies but also representatives of local authorities and educational bodies.
The Multiplier Event attended by 24 VET teachers and trainers from secondary schools and VET training organisations but also company managers. Most of them have long teaching experience in the ICT field. The event also attended by representatives of local (educational) bodies. The event started with a presentation of the Erasmus+ programme by Periklis Kosmidis (Coordinator of EU Projects of Epimorfotiki), who explained the Erasmus+ funding possibilities and all of its aspects. Nikolaos Georgiadis (project administrator) presented the "Work Based Learning 2.0" project, the partnership, and the primary objectives of it. He also briefly presented the activities and the Intellectual Outputs of the project. Mr Georgiadis introduced the "wbl2.0" portal (https://wbl.pixel-online.org/), and its function. Mr Kosmidis presented some of the essential videos created by the project, and after that, Mr Georgiadis explained to the audience how to use that videos in the classroom, by presenting some good practices. The most important thing in the multiplier event was the discussion with the company managers. VET teachers and trainers had the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the measures to enhance and improve the effectiveness of work-based learning in Vocational Training. The primary goal successfully achieved, as the VET providers ensured that they could transfer the knowledge, skills and competencies coming directly from the companies’ expectations to their students, for them to be ready to enter in the job market.
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Work Based Learning 2.0 Final Conference

Date: 14 Jun 2018
Location: Catadau (Valencia)

On the 14 June 2018 took place the final conference of the KA2 Erasmus Plus Project Work Based Learning 2.0. – WBL 2.0., an Strategic Partnership in the field of VET.

The final conference was held in collaboration with IES Mestre Ramon Esteve, a VET training centre from Catadau (Valencia). The conference was hold in the Culture House of Catadau and was attended by VET students, VET trainers and directors of VET schools as well as local authorities (Catadau Mayor and one representative of regional government from Training and Education department) as well as local companies. The total number of attendees was 150 participants.

The attendees of the conference were students and trainers that had recently participated in an internship period abroad, so the conference content was extremely related to their personal experience.

The WBL 2.0 project aims to enhance the cooperation between VET providers and companies to promote Work Based Learning and to prevent demotivation of the trainees caused by the lack of practical application of what they learn.

During the conference, the results of the project were presented to the participants, in particular:

* Videos about social media marketing strategies of real companies
*Interview videos with entrepreneurs about their experience and their employees education and competences needs
* Case scenarios to work with the videos
* Guidelines for the different stakeholders taking part in a mobility project
* the online platform for mobilities
* Collection of useful tools for managing mobilities

A special attention was given to the video of Monica Muñoz, director and co-founder of El Moli Lab, a creative space and co-working, where she stress the importance of work based learning approach as well as the need of employees able to work in multi-cultural environments, with competences in foreign languages, team building and problem solving.
After some minutes dedicated to a discussion on the video, there was time for questions and answers and finally the conference was concluded.

The project is funded by the European Commission and SEPIE, the Spanish National Agency in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, KA 2 – Strategic Partnership in the field of VET.

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WBL 2.0 Project at the 4th edition of "Fiera dei Mestieri"

Date: 13 Apr 2018
Location: Bergamo (Italy)

Confartigianato Imprese Bergamo organized with Bergamo Province, the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and other local institutions the 4th edition of “Fiera dei Mestieri”. The event was a perfect opportunity for the promotion of the WBL 2.0 project as it involved hundreds of students from dozens of professional schools of the province.
Several students and classes of professional schools had the chance to meet artisans/entrepreneurs and their activities.
The fair showed how strong the relation is between professional education and SMEs and its successful outcomes.
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WBL 2.0 at "Mob2You" Conference

Date: 5 Jul 2017
Location: Bologna, Italy

The first edition of MOB2YOU, a conference fair focused on mobility took place in Bologna during the 5 and 6 of July. ESMOVIA was invited to present their experiences in mobility and involvement in European projects.
The project WBL 2.0 was presented to the participants introducing its aims, intellectual outputs foreseen, website and brochure.
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WBL 2.0 Project at the 3rd Edition of the "Fiera dei Mestieri"

Date: 6 Apr 2017
Location: Bergamo (Italy)

Confartigianato Imprese Bergamo organized with Bergamo Province, the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and other local institutions the 3rd edition of Fiera dei Mestieri a big moment to present the WBL 2.0 project and insert it into the VET system of the Bergamo Province. About 2.400 students of 29 professional schools of the province were involved.

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