Apprenticeship System in Portugal

By Abril 24, 2015 No Comments

The implementation of the apprenticeship system is one of the main goals of the new European cooperation network, reinforcing the need of introducing the necessary reforms allowing these systems to adopt the requirements of the society of knowledge and the needs of an employment of higher quality.


INOVA+ in partnership with Escola de Comércio do Porto and with DUAL, the service of Professional Qualification of the Portuguese-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized a training seminar about the Apprenticeship System in Portugal, which took place in the auditory of the Escola de Comércio do Porto.

Attended to the training seminar several representatives of the chamber of commerce, training centres, business associations, in a morning very fruitful of sharing experiences and knowledge about the issue.

In this event, two European initiatives were introduced focused on the apprenticeship system: UPPRETAIL and DualVET.

The DualVET – Transfer of successful structures and guidance for implementing the DUAL VET system – Training company trainers, a two years project which started in 2013, is co-founded by European Commission under the Leonardo da Vinci programme. Coordinated by IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbH (Germany),the project main goal is to contribute to get it by sensitizing society, Public Authorities and enterprises on the advantages that a vocational education and training system, as the dual one, may provide to our youth easy access to employment.

At this moment the partners of the project are preparing the pilot sessions for the implementation of training company trainers in Portugal and Spain with the support of apprenticeship providers and companies of the automotive and touristic sectors.

Are you a Portuguese apprenticeship provider or company of these sectors? Do you want to take part of these pilot sessions in Portugal?

In case of yes do not hesitate and contact us by marta.pinto@mentortec.eu.

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