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  • Apprenticeship secretary: employee of Syntra Vlaanderen (civel servant) – they are the link between Syntra West and the employer – their task: follow-up of the apprentice in the workplace – most of the secretaries have their office in Syntra West – number of apprentices: in 2010 in West-Flanders: about 800 (the number goes down every year) Reasons: Image (it is seen as a last opportunity for youngsters with social/learning problems) The competition with vocational schools: as school communities were created (= grammar, technical, vocational school being part of one school community), the schools try to keep the students in their own community The apprenticeship certificate is not accredited as allowing students going to higher education. However, the system is successful: employment 95% (external survey – every three years) Our Minister -) started procedure for adaptation in order to have the official recognition of the certificates Traditional professions: grown historically – independent professions recognised by Syntra Vlaanderen e.g. painter, bodywork, hairdresser, beautician, carpenter, baker, butcher, … Combination of general education (thematically) – vocational training Parents keep their child allowance Remuneration by the employer of about 300 to 400€/month There is a booklet which is the link between the training in Syntra West and the workplace. To check whether what is learned matches with what is carried out (the apprentice should really learn the profession and should not do the dirty work in the workplace)
  • Certified: further training – mainly a profession (e.g. pattern designer, isolation expert, energy expert, responsible of nursery, …) – should always be applied for by SVL - the programme/the curriculum is made up together with internal sectoral workers and professionals – is than officially recognised (certificate handed out by SVL) Specialisation courses which are not certified: connected to a profession but which do not train towards a profession (reading balances, French in the pharmacy, environmental administration, prospection by telephone, upgrade office 2010, working on height, sustainable construction, ...) Not certified: attestation made up by SW – no official value
  • Intermediate level Bachelor – master : too heavy 100% focused on the profession (no other subjects like in higher education) – entrepreneurial training is also part of the learning programme – you can start your own company when finishing this type of training Gap in the market: higher vocational education (in Flanders nothing done regarding this: SW does) For youngsters who successfully finished their secondary education Parents keep their child allowance.
  • “ Contact education”: in a classroom – TLC: support for people with learning and/or language problems Trainers: most of the time: have their own business Profile of the trainer needed for the training is available (ISO-procedure selection of trainers) Syntra West disposes of a “Trainerscoach”: new trainer gets a basic training didactics (6 hours) – observation of the trainer by internal worker or trainerscoach – evaluations and feedback conversations – newsletter for trainers – possibilities for following training (e.g. mindmapping, making up a syllabus, practice-oriented training – these are 1-day topics) – they get a cheque of 200€ to follow training within SW – meetings of trainers are organised E-learning, blended learning: some applications: electronics, business management Competence-based learning: Starting from the professional and competence profile, the curricula/the training contents are determined (e.g. for the certified trainings) For trainings in companies: from the competence profile, the training content is made up (best match) Using (Micro)Comet for defining competence dictionnaries, making up competence profiles, analysing training needs.
  • Electrawinds is een Belgisch energiebedrijf dat groene stroom produceert via windturbines, biomassacentrales en solarparken. Logitechnic: maintenance of windturbines
  • 111114 belgium syntra_west

    1. 1. LDV-project “VET-WIND” Kick-off meeting Norway, 14-15 November 2011
    2. 2. Presentation of Syntra West
    3. 3. Syntra West <ul><li>Training center for small and medium-sized companies </li></ul><ul><li>Not for profit organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a network in Flanders </li></ul><ul><li>220 FT staff </li></ul><ul><li>2500 trainers </li></ul><ul><li>60000 participants each year </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings offered in 22 different sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Funded for about 50% by Syntra Vlaanderen: a semi-governmental body, controlling, funding body – certification of trainings </li></ul>
    4. 4. Location SYNTRA West SYNTRA Midden-Vlaanderen SYNTRA Antwerpen en Vlaams-Brabant SYNTRA Brussel SYNTRA Limburg
    5. 5. Our mission <ul><li>Improve entrepreneurship in SME’s: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Train towards more and better entrepreneurship” </li></ul>
    6. 6. Target groups <ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Social and non-profit – Public authorities </li></ul>
    7. 7. Types of training <ul><ul><li>1) Apprenticeship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- 15-18 years - 1 day/week - on-the-job training - 45 professions </li></ul></ul>Syntra West vzw • Erkend door de Vlaamse Regering • ISO 9001:2000 gecertificeerd • www.syntrawest.be
    8. 8. Types of training <ul><ul><li>2) Open offer - certified long-term courses (entrepreneurial trainings) - For people who want to become self- employed or people working in SME’s - 2 evenings/week • 1 evening management training • 1 evening professional training - 200 professions </li></ul></ul>Syntra West vzw • Erkend door de Vlaamse Regering • ISO 9001:2000 gecertificeerd • www.syntrawest.be
    9. 9. Types of training <ul><ul><li>3 ) Open offer - short courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Certified / not certified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- For people already having a job or being self-employed - 4 different subjects: management, IT, languages, technical </li></ul></ul>Syntra West vzw • Erkend door de Vlaamse Regering • ISO 9001:2000 gecertificeerd • www.syntrawest.be
    10. 10. Types of training <ul><ul><li>4 ) In-company trainings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- For SME-employees/employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Tailor-made courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Standard trainings </li></ul></ul>Syntra West vzw • Erkend door de Vlaamse Regering • ISO 9001:2000 gecertificeerd • www.syntrawest.be
    11. 11. Types of training <ul><li>5) Full-time training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age: 18+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. accountant, medical secretary, PC technician, fashion designer, … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% focused on the profession </li></ul></ul>Syntra West vzw • Erkend door de Vlaamse Regering • ISO 9001:2000 gecertificeerd • www.syntrawest.be
    12. 12. Methodology <ul><li>Still “contact education” </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the practice (trainers) </li></ul><ul><li>Limited e-learning, blended learning however strategic aim </li></ul><ul><li>Competence-based learning: under development </li></ul>Syntra West vzw • Erkend door de Vlaamse Regering • ISO 9001:2000 gecertificeerd • www.syntrawest.be
    13. 13. Syntra West vzw • Erkend door de Vlaamse Regering • ISO 9001:2000 gecertificeerd • www.syntrawest.be further training entrepreneurial training apprenticeship LIFE LONG LEARNING PHILOSOPHY
    14. 14. Technical training department <ul><li>Energy & sustainable building </li></ul><ul><li>Construction & Installation (heating, whelding, electricity, roofing, carpentry, aluminium, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Production & industry (industrial electricity & mechanics, maintenance, pumps, fans, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Garage & bodywork – bicycles and vessels </li></ul>
    15. 15. Extra services <ul><ul><li>HR Services (Competence Management – scans - …) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Office: search for additional funding </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Project types <ul><li>1) Transfer of knowledge, know-how, expertise and experience with regard to professional training for the individual, the professions and the companies </li></ul><ul><li>2) High level of innovation:content, methodology, tools, … </li></ul>
    17. 17. Why? <ul><li>In Flanders: full practical training package “Windturbinetechnician” does not exist </li></ul><ul><li>Region of West-Flanders: energy province – big potential for green and hightech energy technologies – Ostend as energy centre </li></ul><ul><li>Booming business – raising demand for technicians for the installation and the maintenance of windturbines </li></ul><ul><li>As a training provider, we should meet the demand of the sector or even anticipate on it! </li></ul>
    18. 18. Target groups for the project <ul><li>Active technicians who need to be retrained/further trained </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate-technicians (technical schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelors and masters (technical) </li></ul><ul><li>The unemployed (basic technical knowledge) </li></ul>
    19. 19. Partnership in Flanders <ul><li>Labour Office </li></ul><ul><li>Port of Ostend </li></ul><ul><li>Companies: Electrawinds, Logi-Technic, … </li></ul><ul><li>Higher education and secondary education </li></ul><ul><li>Flemish Windenergy Association </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation for Sustainable Energy Flanders </li></ul><ul><li>Powerlink: energy knowledge platform (University of Ghent) (knowledge and networkpartner) </li></ul>
    20. 20. Questions? Thanks for your attention! Kürt Demurie, Developer Technical Trainings, Syntra West