COACH project is a 24-month initiative co-funded by the European Commission, under the Directorate-General for Education and Culture.

The project’s main objective is to compare different methods of monitoring and evaluation practical training of people in initial vocational training widely used in different regions and countries present in the project’ partnership in order to select and adapt best of them into the daily training routines of companies and training institutions.

Project’s general objective will be achieved by implementing following steps:

  • preparing a common analyse of the dual training systems implemented in all partnering organisations, with the special emphasis on the role of the vocational guider/practical trainer/mentor in the process of vocational training,
  • setting up focus groups made of vocational training guiders, teachers and trainers and persons responsible for the management of the practical training in companies, aimed at developing their skills and competences within mentoring and coaching, gathering experiences and best practices, evaluating existing supporting materials directed to guiders and coaches, etc.,
  • implementing partnership collaboration on three main themes of the project: a. vocational guidance in dual vocational training, b. qualitative implementation of practical training in companies, c. key skills and competences of personnel responsible for the execution of practical training for people in initial vocational training,
  • implementing transnational mobilities for vocational guiders, trainers, instructors and persons responsible for the implementation of the practical training in companies, aimed at gathering best experiences and practices in the field of coaching and mentoring,
  • preparing a guide for persons supervising practical training in companies with practical examples of documentation necessary for proper assessment of the implemented training and progress of the trainee, information on how to prepare and implement qualitative placements for people in initial vocational training, examples of best practices, useful information on skills and competences necessary for the professional coach/vocational guider, etc.

  • Implementation of the mentioned steps should answer the specific needs and expectations of people responsible for the implementation of the placements in companies, as well as constant expectations of the persons responsible for qualitative vocational training in the field of developing their skills, competences and knowledge accordingly to the trends and movements observed on the open labour market.