SHAPING FLEXIBLE LEARNING PATHWAYS
The project is designed to contribute to the debate on reform by drawing lessons from the existing expertise and good practices of consortium’s partners and strengthening the connection between European and national policymakers and practitioners.
The word “TANDEM” should emphasize the efficiency of businesses, VET and HE providers working together for high quality VET aligned with regional and global labor market demand to proactively respond to emerging skills shortages.
The new economic realities and rapid shifts on the job market are changing what we need from our education system. Not only should access to higher education be widened to groups like adult learners, vocational learners and employed learners, but also the teaching-learning environments should be adapted to the diversified needs of lifelong learners in order to reach a competitive and sustainable economy and create an inclusive society towards the EU 2020 goals.
The TANDEM project’s overall objectives are to enhance the flexibility in learning pathways across education systems (from EQF levels 4 to 5 and 6) as well as to contribute for the educational policy development by connecting Vocational Education and Training (VET), Higher Education (HE) and the business world.
TANDEM’s overall intended impact is to provide high quality VET. This project will help in achieving EU 2020 goals by:
Our projects objectives
Provide high quality VET:
To provide high quality VET aligned with regional and global labor market needs to respond to emerging skills’ shortages – industry employers will be involved in the design and organization of practical options connecting upper-secondary, higher education, the VET sector and enterprises focused on identified areas of skills.
To outline the possibilities for workers and lifelong learners after completing a level 4 program to get a degree at levels 5 and higher- VET programs delivering specific modules to prepare students for HE by offering bridge courses and taking work experience/training into consideration.
To outline the transferability between Higher Vocational Education and Training (HVET) to Short Cycle Higher Education (SCHE) and from HVET or SCHE to Bachelor’s programs through a clear and coherent credit transfer system - recognition, permeability and transfer of lifelong learning outcomes and outputs.