Thu 21st November 2013 - 12:48
Corporate Volunteering as a bridge between the world of work and school
The aim of CVE is to build and extend knowledge among school leaders, teachers and other people working in secondary schools, about the possibilities and ways of the cooperation between schools and the world of the work, specialy by Corporate Volunteering. In order to meet this aim, the project will make use of innovative concepts and practices for training a group of trainers in the field of the opportunities and ways of the cooperation between the schools and the world of work, especially by Corporate Volunteering.
In the fast-changing world teachers are expected to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist. By working with employers, teachers can ensure that they help their students receive the most up-to-date knowledge and experience of the working world as possible. Opportunities to work with employers will give students insights into the types of skills that are needed in the workplace both generically and specifically. Involvement of employers in the curriculum will allow students to develop their functional skills and personal learning and thinking skills with closer reference to the requirements of employers.
The CVE project is designed to prepare trainers and teachers to instruct school leaders and other school personnel about the methods of the cooperation between schools and the world of the work, specifically through the Corporate Volunteering. Hence, the CVE project will target directly trainers and teachers of teachers and indirectly, the project will target: School leaders, teachers and other personnel in secondary schools.
The CVE partners of this European project believe in the benefits to gain from implementing corporate volunteering actions especially when it fosters a close relationship between schools and the world of work. As such, the CVE Training Kit aims to be an important tool for the implementation of corporate volunteering actions in schools and it has been developed as the result of the combination of:
- the needs analysis of the trainers, teachers of teachers, school leaders, teachers and other personnel in secondary schools regarding information about possibilities of cooperation between the world of work and schools,
- the expertise of each partner and their collaborative efforts, and
- the results from the piloting process that took place in the partner's countries.