The objective of the Follow App project is to set-up and test a graduate tracking method supported by digital tools designed to track employment and career progression of apprentices in DUAL VET programmes, addressed to VET teachers, counsellors, in-company trainers and learners, improving the responsiveness of VET to the changing demands in the labour market and strengthening the Quality Assurance in VET.
The project features a fantastic consortium, with partners from Instituto para el fomento del desarrollo y la formación (Spain), as well as Centro Servizi Formazione (Italy), DIMITRA EDUCATION & CONSULTING (Greece), AssForSEO (Italy), AIN – Asociación Industria Navarra (Spain), Avrupa Birliği ve Dış İlişkiler Bürosu (Turkey).
As work is ongoing on the project, INQS has recently been investigating best practices around guidance tracking. One such example is the TRACKIT project.
The TRACKIT project was a two-year study project which was supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme and which was initiated by the European University Association, the Irish Universities Association/UCD Geary Institute, Hochschul-Informations-System GmBH in Germany, Lund University (Sweden), the University of the Peloponnese/Centre for Social and Educational Policy Studies (Greece) and Aarhus University (Denmark). The main aim of TRACKIT was to provide an overview of efforts to track the career paths of learners and graduates in 31 European countries, analysing the various methods developed by higher education institutions in their own national context. The project not only sought to identify how tracking is carried out by different universities in Europe, but also how the information and knowledge gained from it is used to enhance curricula, student services and other activities
For more on the Follow App project, please see the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Follow App.project