The Youth Association from Transylvania is already working hard on their brand-new large-scale Erasmus+ project. The VET PACT – Enhancing VET Practices and Capacities through Transformative Learning is a two-year project that started on 01 January 2023, and will end on 31 December 2024. It brings together six countries and aims to promote transformative learning, enhance the quality of VET education, and strengthen the employability of VET school graduates. 

The project has partners from Latin America, to be more specific: Argentina, Columbia, and El Salvador, and from Europe: Hungary, Romania, and Spain. The project involves six NGOs as full partners and four VET schools as affiliate partners, 1800 students, and 180 teachers. This diverse group of partners and participants will allow for a variety of perspectives and experiences to be shared throughout the project. 

The VET PACT project provides a unique opportunity for partners from Latin America and Europe to come together and work towards a common goal. The primary goal of the project is to promote transformative learning. By using this approach in the VET context, the project aims to enhance the quality of VET education and increase the relevance of VET programs to the needs of the labor market. The project also aims to strengthen the employability of VET school graduates. Through the development of innovative teaching methods, the project hopes to improve the skills and competencies of VET students, making them more attractive to potential employers.  

The VET PACT project will kick off face to face very soon through a meeting in Argentina. This initial meeting will provide an opportunity for all partners to come together and establish a common understanding of the project’s goals and objectives, clear up any remaining questions anybody might have, sign contracts, etc. The project is currently in its research phase, and there are ongoing desk research, interviews, and data collection. Naturally, this will also be discussed in Argentina. The research phase focuses on the current situation of VET education in the six partner countries and will provide essential ground information for the future steps of the project. If you are interested in the project and its development, stay tuned. We will be sharing more and more information and results regarding it as time passes. 



Enhancing VET Practices and Capacities through Transformative Learning

Call: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CB-VET – Capacity building in the field of vocational education and training
Number: 101092395
Duration: 24 months

In the VET PACT project, 6 partners and 4 affiliate partners, NGOs, Foundations and VET schools from Romania, Hungary, Spain, Argentina, Columbia and El Salvador work together to increase the quality, perception and capacity of VET providers, and empower VET learners through Transformative Learning. During the 24 months project period partners will develop a curriculum for 1800 VET learners and a training module reaching directly 180 VET teachers to reinforce the importance of improving soft skills and key competencies, including entrepreneurship and focusing on digital and green practices supporting environmental, social, economic sustainability. Mainstreaming Transformative Learning approach and applied methods, will be a tool for VET providers to endorse special skills (e.g. task-oriented problem solving, analysing cause and effect relationships, critical thinking, communication about feelings, needs, and desires) which are needed, but not acknowledged enough and additionally increase VET learners’ employability chances.

Beside the creation of the educational tools, partners will conduct a mapping on the state of art in partner countries connected to VET education exploring and revealing which teaching activities contribute to transformation. Newly established expert groups involving key stakeholders with the aim of strengthening the relationship between VET and labour market will conduct the mapping and by the end of the research phase, good practices will be collected from all partner countries.

International meetings and a conference will provide opportunities for multipliers to learn about the shared methods, materials, research findings. The educational materials will be available in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian) via the project website, EACEA and Moodle platforms reaching the minimum of 50000 people who work in the field of VET in the six partner countries and beyond, due to online and/or hybrid events.


Project coordinator:

Youth Association from Transylvania

Project partners:

Anthropolis Antropológiai Közhasznú Egyesület, Hungary

Jovenes Hacia La Solidaridad Y El Desarrollo, Spain

Asociacion Civil Red De Accion Climatica, Argentina

Jovesolides Hacia La Solidaridad Y El Desarrollo. Colombia, Colombia

Fundacion Salvadorena Para La Promocion Social Y El Desarrollo Economico, El Salvador

Affiliate partners:

Liceul Tehnologic Zeyk Domokos, Romania – Affiliated Partner to Youth Association from Transylvania

Váci Szc Petzelt József Szakgimnáziuma És Szakközépiskolája, Hungary – Affiliated Partner to Anthropolis

Fundación Javerianas – Escuela Profesional Xavier, Spain – Affiliated Partner to Jovensolides

Conviventia, Colombia – Affiliated Partner to Jovensolides Colombia

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