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Study Visit, 6-9 December 2011

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The International School of Law and Business  to organise a study visit

Promoting Synergy between Business and Education

on 6-9 December 2011 in Vilnius.

The study visit is part of the EU‘s Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-13 (LLP), which is coordinated by the European Centre for the Dvelopment of Vocational Training, CEDEFOP. Its objective is to support policy development and cooperation at European level in lifelong learning, notably in the context of the Lisbon process and the education and training agenda 2020 (E&T2020), as well as the Bologna and Copenhagen processes and their successors.

Why?

Education, training and employability are strongly related. It should be noted that feedback from employers indicates that too many graduates do not have the right mix of knowledge, skills and competence that is required in the labour market. Higher education should be more responsive to the needs of changing society and labour market, open up education and training systems as well as strengthen dialogue with employers. It is important to integrate social partners and employers into the training, curriculum design and academic offer formulation processes. Partnership between education and industry helps the students to acquire relevant professional competencies at the very early stages of professional life and allows the enterprises to benefit from the qualified workforce as well as minimize training expenses.

ISLB has extensive experience in collaboration with business enterprises. Education-business cooperation is part of ISLB strategy. Collaboration between ISLB and business society is embeded in the governance structure: half of the board members of ISLB are from business society. The aim of study visit is to share successful practises and present examples of sucessful cooperation between business community and the education institution.

What?

The study visit will be organized in partnership with employers, business associations and technology parks, vocational schools, etc., also with representation from governmental authorities. The participants will include professional educators, owners/managers of SMEs, representatives of education and training networks and associations, representatives of educational services, labour offices, and representatives of employers’ organisations from 12 countries, including Great Britain, Italy, Poland, France, Denmark, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Spain, Turkey, Portugal and Greece.

The participants will learn about:

  • initiatives and models of higher education institution-industry collaboration;
  • projects, developed in partnership with employers (Business Idea Fair, Law Clinics, etc.);
  • initiatives and actions to improve the availability of information on present and future occupational demand and related skill requirements (Career Days, Round Table Discussion, etc.);
  • teaching strategies, including new methods of learning (such as e-learning), allowing to adapt to the needs of people in employment;
  • curriculum development process, involving the experience and expertise of business sector representatives and social partners.

How?

The participants will:

  • participate in presentations, discussions and workshops;
  • exchange ideas and experiences;
  • brainstorm on the models of higher education institution-industry collaboration;
  • meet representatives of business associations, organizations, collaborating closely with education institutions;
  • visit enterprises and business associations that stay in close cooperation with educational sector;
  • take part in Business Idea Fair event.

 

Who?

The study visit will be organized in partnership with employers, business associations and technology parks, vocational schools, etc., also with representation from governmental authorities. The participants will include professional educators, owners/managers of SMEs, representatives of education and training networks and associations, representatives of educational services, labour offices, and representatives of employers’ organisations from 12 countries, including Great Britain, Italy, Poland, France, Denmark, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Spain, Turkey, Portugal and Greece.

 

This activity has been funded with support from the European Commission lifelong learning programme, that is administrating in Lithuania Republic by the Education Exchanges Support Foundation

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