The SUPREME project addresses student drop-out issues in VET institutes by setting up a mentoring program and ensuring intensive and continuous cooperation between VETs and SMEs. It’s a practical interpretation of several EU and national priorities.
The project has an innovative approach to drop-out prevention in VETs, based on the successful Dutch mentoring program MentorProgramma Friesland (MPF). Because of the proven success of the program, it needs to be expanded, optimized and implemented throughout the EU. At this point, MPF is not defined in a manual or handbook. To be able to implement MPF throughout the EU and to have direct impact on the target group, it is necessary to gain in-dept knowledge of the situation in the partner countries and to adapt the method to the different situations. A practical handbook will be developed that describes the mentor program and how to run it, how to find & bind world of work mentors and how to implement it in long-term strategy. Now, MPF is a method rather than a methodology.
Aim of SUPREME is to develop the talents of young people and to support them in their career, studies and/or private life, in order to prevent student dropouts in VET. The project will set up pilot sessions with VETs and SMEs in the seven partner countries. It is based on a combination of the best approaches to mentoring from the partner regions and their positive experiences in this field.
Aims and objectives
• to develop the talents of young people and to support them in their career, studies and/or private life, in order to prevent student dropouts in VET;
• an innovative approach to connect VETs and SMEs;
• jointly develop a mentoring handbook and tools along the way and (by doing so) contribute to a yearly decline in drop-outs in VETs;
• bringing practical elements to training programs;
• implementing competence-based education;
• establish collaboration with stakeholders.
NL MentorProgramma Friesland (ROC Friesland College)
NL Inqubator Leeuwarden
FI Salpaus Further Education
IT FILSE SPA
LT Kauno socialiniu paslaugu ir statybos verslo darbuotoju profesinio rengimo centras
NL Inqubator Leeuwarden
PT ETIC Technical School of Image and Communication
TR BURSA Provincial Directorate of National Education
Newsletter February 2014
Supreme Mentoring in Europe
Final conference Supreme Mentoring
Manual SUPREME Mentoring Programme