Work-based Learning (WBL) is a crucial component of VET education in Europe, but educational institutions and businesses use very different concepts and languages in their approaches. In order to foster cooperation between education and businesses, a bridge is necessary that builds effective links between VET schools and companies. A third party (e.g. NGOs, associations, local organisations) could mediate this process by helping the different actors “to speak a common language”.
The main aim of the WBL Accelerator project is the improvement of the quality of WBL in VET systems in Europe through a business value and perspective based programme for WBL responsibles in companies.