NGi took part in the third meeting of the Erasmus+ funded project that is looking into how Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) can be encouraged to take on more Apprentices. It took place in the beautiful Polish city of Poznan between 15th-16th September; and was hosted by our partners Zespol Szkol Lqcznosci (ZSL).
The project seeks to find ways that encourage and help SME’s take on an apprentice. Headmaster Jerzy Malecki opened the meeting by stating that SME’s represented 99% of all business organisations in
Europe but faced significant barriers in taking on an apprentice. He concluded that it was important we developed practice that brought closer relationships between SME’s and vocational education training providers.
The final meeting of the trans-national Social Competences project took place between 25th-27th August, 2016 in Szombathely, which is situated close to the Austrian border in western Hungary. The objectives for the meeting were to finalise the 4 training modules that the partners have been working on to better engage with young learners across Europe who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET.
The meeting was kindly hosted by our Hungarian partners and representatives from Austria and Italy were also in attendance. Project Manager Graham Wood attended the meeting on behalf of NGi and was accompanied by Councillor John Clarke, the Leader of Gedling Borough Council, whose region project activity has been piloted in.