Work Mentor is a two year project. Starting October 1st 2011 and finishing at the end of September 2013. The project work has been divided into eight workpackages. Work Packages 1 and 2 extend over the life of the project including the functions of project management and quality management lead by VMA, Iceland.
- 1 Partner Meeting 1 (October 2011 Gower College, Swansea, Wales):
- 2 Partner Meeting 2 (Work Package 4 – May 2012 Trondheim)
- 3 Partner Meeting 3 (Work Package 5 – August 2012, Nantes)
- 4 Partner Meeting 4 (Work Package 6 – April 2013, Finland
- 5 Partner Meeting 5 (Work Package 7 – Autumn 2013, Akureyri)
Partner Meeting 1 (October 2011 Gower College, Swansea, Wales):
Launch of the project; confirmation of aims, objectives and work packages; establish working arrangements and protocols. Presentation of IMPLEMENTOR by Gower College Swansea on mentor training and comparison to the employer/ apprentice relationship. The outcome of this meeting will be to agree a questionnaire to use with employers as the Inventory of Needs.
At the end of PM 1, the partners will each carry out an Inventory of Needs (Work Package 3) between 1st November 2011 and 31st January 2012. This will be collated by Riverside Training and a report circulated to the group prior to Partner Meeting 2 to be held in April 2012 in Norway.
Partner Meeting 2 (Work Package 4 – May 2012 Trondheim)
The group will devise the Mentor Training Programme using Implementor as a base and adapting it to meet the Inventory of Needs. Development will involve the use of small work groups to refine a series of modules that will constitute the Mentor Training programme. This will be refined throughout the next 3 months using the website for shared communication prior to being delivered in Work Package 5 (Training of Trainers).
Partner Meeting 3 (Work Package 5 – August 2012, Nantes)
Work Package 5 will be delivered in Nantes, France in August 2012 as a three day residential course using the facilities of Jules Reiffel College, Nantes, France. The course will be delivered by Michelle Brinkworth (Wales), Philip Broomhead (UK), Bas Timmers (NL) and Charlie Wannop (Sco / NL) to 15 - 17 delegates from all partner countries. At the end of the Training of Trainers, each country will identify which employers they will be working with including: 10 from England; 10 from Wales; 10 from Finland; 10 from France; 10 from Norway; and 10 from Iceland.
Partner Meeting 4 (Work Package 6 – April 2013, Finland
Pilot arrangements for monitoring and evaluation will be presented at the Training of Trainers. It will be the responsibility of Axell (FI) to coordinate the piloting phase which will continue from 1st September 2012 to 1st March 2013 (Piloting the course materials is Work Package 6) Results of the piloting will be circulated to all partners prior to Partner Meeting 4 in April 2013 to be hosted by Finland.
Partner Meeting 5 (Work Package 7 – Autumn 2013, Akureyri)
Work Package 7 (Revision and completion of course materials) will take place between Partner Meeting 4 in Finland and Partner Meeting 5, autumn 2013 Akureyri Iceland. The results of the piloting being considered and work groups used to amend and refine the Mentor Training programme. Further refinement will take place from March 2013 to July 2013 with the resulting materials being placed upon the website and presented at the final conference to be held in Iceland in September 2013.
Work Package 8 runs throughout the duration of the project. This work involves the dissemination and Exploitation of the project work and the results. Lead by IFSAT (Netherlands) all partners will publish information on their websites, inform their peers in the educational sector and in their own country.