Aligning work-based learning curricula in VET programmes of logistics through cross-border WBL in Latvia and Finland.

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region

Central Baltic

01.06.2020 - 31.12.2022

€476 400

€381 535

Project Summary:

The aim of the FinLat-Logic project is to align parts of the work-based learning (WBL) curricula of VET programs in the field of logistics between Latvia and Finland. As a result, VET students enrolled in logistics programmes in Latvia and Finland will will follow a WBL curricula in logistics-related companies based on each other's country. Thus, it will be possible to align WBL programs via the employers of partecipating companies in both countries. The WBL will also be used as a tool for the alignment.

The project aim will be achieved through the following main steps:1) initial comparing of VET logistics and WBL programmes between the two countries; matching trainees and host companies;2) cross-border WBL of logistics students; monitoring of the workplace learning and feedbacks from logistics companies and trainees;3) finalizing alignment of WBL programs in logistics.

The results of the FinLat-Logic project will be: 1) Aligned parts of WBL programs in logistics between Finland and Latvia corresponding to not less than 10 %  of the VET programme in logistics in Latvia and not less than 10 credit points in Finland;
2) A comparative study (survey) on the similarities related to the alignment process of the WBL programme in logistics;3) Cross-border WBL mobilities of 20 VET trainees (10 from LV, 10 from FI) - WBL length between 4 and 8 weeks;4) Joint workshops of VET and workplace tutors of logistics sector to discuss WBL programs and agree on alignment issues;5) Cross-border mobilities and visits to companies of 8-10 VET tutors (4 from LV and 4 from FI);6) The involvement of at least 20 cross-border logistics companies WBL and as participants of project activities.

Lead Partner

Valsts izglītības satura centrs

Country: LV

Partner budget: 141.951 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 120.659 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

PIKC “Liepājas Valsts tehnikums”

Country: LV

Partner budget: 100.403 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 85.342 EUR ERDF

Länsirannikon Koulutus Oy WinNova

Country: FI

Partner budget: 234.046 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 175.535 EUR ERDF

Expected results

The main result of FinLat-Logic project will be aligned parts of work-based learning (WBL) curricula of the VET programs of logistics in Finnish and Latvian VET. The initial aim is to align not less than 10% of the logistics program in LVT (Latvia) corresponding to not less than 10 credit points of Winnova (Finland).
To achieve this partners will develop digital content for 4 modules - Receiving and issuing goods in Warehouse; Warehouse inventory and Survey, Finnish- Receipt and storage of goods; Picking and dispatching goods.
The choice of modules was based on results of comparative analysis of WBL curriculum of logistics of 2 VET schools – Liepāja and Winnowa. The chosen modules were identified as similar ones. The work will be carried out in close cooperation with companies by involving their experts in content development, feedback provision and testing.
Digital content will be peer reviewed by VET teachers, company representatives and piloted by VET students and teachers. These activities will contribute to alignment process. If the situation allows, VET students will be able to pilot it in WBL environment in companies.
The result will be reflected in the aligned VET WBL programmes of both VET schools and described in the comparative report, which will include initial comparison of similarities and differences of two logistics programmes including WBL. It will also describe the process of alignment through digital content development and WBL, as well as recommendation for further alignment of VET logistic/other VET programs.

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