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CVet of ivet trainers in austria

  1. 1. Trainer academies, networks and round tables – Continuing education of IVET trainers in the apprenticeship training in Austria Network of Trainers in Europe Conference 2010 Crossing Bounderies: The multiple role of trainers and teachers in vocational education and training Silvia Weiß
  2. 2. IVET trainers in apprenticeship training - characteristics <ul><li>IVET trainer in apprenticeship training is a role, not a profession </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled workers, part-time trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Training role is not paid (IVET trainers get the salary for the profession as skilled worker) </li></ul><ul><li>Main reasons to become an IVET trainer: interest in young people, social recognition and prestige; IVET trainers do not expect a higher remuneration for the role as trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Main sectors: crafts and trade, commerce, tourism </li></ul>
  3. 4. Initial education for IVET trainers in the apprenticeship training <ul><li>Compulsory </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements for access to trainer qualification: obtaining age of 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification: oral examination or 40-hour-course with interview </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification comprises: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specification of the training objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning of the apprenticeship training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation, implementation and monitoring of training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude and behaviour towards the apprentices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The legal framework regulating vocational training (Vocational Training Act; other laws governing working with children and young people, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Initial education: Critical questions <ul><li>Why are there no other preconditions for obtaining the IVET trainer qualification, ecxept beeing 18 years old (legal age)? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austrian policy: more transparency within VET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Austrian policy: more attractiveness for young people to choose an apprenticeship training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young people as IVET trainers understand the needs of young apprentices better than adults </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why does the IVET trainer qualification comprise only 40 hours and not more of pedagogical skills? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-thresholded to encourage as many people as possible </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Continuing education for IVET trainers in the apprenticeship training <ul><li>Not compulsory </li></ul><ul><li>Precondition: trainer qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Any CET offer or CET institute can be choosen </li></ul><ul><li>Special offers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IVET trainer academies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks for IVET trainers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. IVET trainer academies <ul><li>Initiated by regional Austrian Chambers of Economy in Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Upper Austria, Vienna </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: promoting the professionalisation of IVET trainers and adhance the quality of apprenticeship training </li></ul><ul><li>No tertiary education; “academy” should underline the high standard of professionalisation of CVET </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by the CET provider institutions of the Chamber of Economy and Labour </li></ul><ul><li>By participating in CET offers IVET trainers achieve points and obtain a certain level of certification (e. g. certified/ licensed/ qualified apprenticeship trainer) </li></ul>
  7. 8. IVET Trainer academy in Vorarlberg <ul><li>Steps of certifications (levels) show the professionalistion, steps depend from each other </li></ul><ul><li>Every level covers a portfolio of training activities </li></ul><ul><li>Training activities are awarded with points, a special number of points leads to the following levels: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1: certified apprenticeship trainer/25 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>subject-specific topics, personal and social development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 2: licensed apprenticeship trainer/40 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>additional to level 1 - focus on methodological competences, project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 3: qualified apprenticeship trainer with diploma/70 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>additional to level 1 and 2 societal aspects </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Network for IVET trainers in Tyrol <ul><li>Founded by federal state and regional social partners </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: trainers can exchange ideas and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Type: regularly round-table meetings in an formal and informal setting (company, part-time vocational schools, restaurants) </li></ul><ul><li>Every table gathering has a specific topic (e.g. „Difficult conversational situations with apprentices“, „Organising a successful training programm“ etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Active participation can be credited with the portfolio of the IVET trainer academy to reach a certain level </li></ul>
  9. 10. Continuing education: critical questions <ul><li>Why is CET for IVET trainers not compulsory? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support autonomy in LLL of IVET trainers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autonomous decision is a part of professionalisation of IVET trainers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Support from Federal Chamber of Economy should support autonomous decisions for CET (only for pedagogical education) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IVET trainers are skilled workers, they should decide for themselves when they have time for CET </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why is the offer for CET activities disproportional wider than for IVET? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austrian policy: low thresholded IVET-entrance to convince as many people as possible to become an IVET trainer. Comprehensive offer of CET is foreseen to deepen the social and pedagogical skills and competences of IVET trainers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why are informal meetings, like the round tables, part of an CET-certification? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Round table meetings are low-thresholded and may encourage skilled workers to take part </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal meetings are considered as activities where people speak more open about real problems </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Thank you for your attention!