Two problems that affect the quality of vocational training 1 Communication in 30% of the internships is insufficient. 2 Companies/mentors find it difficult to assess students progress. How to solve these problems??
How Skills@school can improve the communication between student, school and company Mentor Teacher Student
Problem 1: communication during internships Mentor: What does the school want?
Problem 1: communication during internships Teacher: How is the student performing in practice?
Exchange Platform Solution 1: make information available when the users need this Schools’ Monitoring system Skills@school Exchange platform Company School Student
Exchange Platform Schools’ Monitoring system Skills@school Exchange platform Company School Student Companies’ Assessment system
Student results and attendance at school can be monitored by the companies School results student Attendance
Click on school results and the company finds … Subjects at school English Reading technical drawings 7 6 Mark
Problem 2: Mentor’s problems of assessing students progress
1 Report models for the companies are too complicated or too simple. 2Companies have to fill in different reports.
Solution 2: A simple list to assess students skills in practice reportmodel Professional skills Knowledge of materials and tools Connect cables
reportmodel Marks: Above, on, or under the mark
Solution 2: A simple list to assess students attitude in practice reportmodel Marks: Above, on, or under the mark Attitude Co-operation and communication Confers with customers and contractors
Evaluation of the exchange platform Mentor: ‘It’s easy to assess students’ performance and record the information in Skills@school.’ Teacher: ‘All information is at hand and it’s easier to manage the students’ progress.’ Student: ‘I have an overview of all my results in one system.’
Which factors make Skills@school work? onbetween student, mentor and teacher 1 Availability of information whenever it is needed. 2 User-friendliness with 3 Rating lists which are understandable for students, schools and companies.
OTIB developed The Exchange Platform Skills@school Which improves the communication and assesment Of the student’s performance at school and in practice And contributes to the quality of the vocational training