ENGAGE offers a flexible, innovative, and inclusive Practice Enterprise Traineeship that is adaptable to the future needs and requirements of the labour market. The challenges in education in the past years have made the need for accessible internships even more pressing and some groups of students find it increasingly hard to find good internship placements.
Practice Enterprise traineeships will improve access to internships for VET students from disadvantaged backgrounds as educational institutions can prioritise marginalised and disadvantaged students. The workspace will include job contact and networking resources as well as a traineeship portfolio of their work.
The ENGAGE consortium looks at the opportunities and challenges of setting up a traineeship directly within VET as an adaptive and innovative model of the Practice Enterprise to ensure positive effects on trainees’ job potential. This includes analysing and benchmarking solutions for an engaging, inclusive Practice Enterprise traineeship that reproduces a realistic real-world working environment.