Why work-based learning?
Because work-based learning is:
- A better understanding of the workplace culture, its expectations and good work habits.
- A stronger experience for a smoother school-to-work transition.
- The creation of connection between school and work, future employment opportunities and contacts, to access to European markets and networks.
- The application and improvement of academic and technical learning to real work.
- An experience and a qualification recognized all over Europe.
- The acquisition of interpersonal skills such as personal development, motivation, self-confidence, autonomy, independence.
- The achievement of career awareness, mainly career development and career management skills.
- The gaining of entrepreneurial spirit like risk-taking, decision making, change management, spirit of initiative.
- The development of intercultural competences as adaptability, flexibility, European and transnational mindset, which are essential to practice a given profession transnationally.
- The acquirement of hard skills, technical expertise and tacit knowledge that can be achieved only with practical experience.
- The acquisition of soft skills, other competences and behaviors (e.g. taking responsibility, communication, problem-solving skills).
- The improvement or acquisition of language competencies.
- The exploration of a new culture.