Mentor Training

Please note that this is a preliminary publication of this product by the WBL Acclerator partnership!
We are currently testing the quality and accessibility of our learning content
and would be very grateful for your feedback.

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The WBL Accelerator Mentor Training is offered online and offline. The online material is tailored to your needs and divided in small learning chunks. This setup allows you to immerse only in the content that is interesting for you.

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Would you like to network with fellow WBL Mentors in your region? Get in touch with the WBL Accelerator team to participate in our workshops!
Find out more here.

Are you interested in implementing our WBL Training programme in your country as a trainer? Then have a look at our curriculum and materials for F2F workshops here.

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What is WBL (work-based learning)?
  • What is Work-based-learning?
    Have you ever tried to imagine your “ideal employee”?Ideally, it would be a person who is dedicated to the job, loyal to the employer, being in a possession of all theoretical and […]
Company’s Role
  • Company’s Role In WBL
    Role of the company in work-based learning The role of the company in the process of introducing and implementing work-based learning is crucial and an essential component. The workplace environment […]
Compare Qualifications Across Europe
  • Decode the Jargon
    How do you estimate the level of qualification of employees and job applicants? Especially if they have achieved the qualification in another country? As vocational education and training […]
  • Compare WBL Quality Standards
    How do you make sure Vocational Education and Training (VET) is corresponding with European Standards? What if there was a framework to help you with that? It has become more and more important for EU Member […]
Glossary
Europass
  • Europass for Employers
    The Europass helps employers save time and energy when estimating qualifications or further training needs of employees and trainees. It is especially useful when dealing with job [...]
  • Employees abroad: All you need to know!
    An internship in another European country holds benefits for all involved parties: the sending organisation, the receiving organisation and the intern. Besides organising a [...]
  • Tame the paperwork jungle using Interoperability
    Are you responsible for handling job applications? Do you wish there was an efficient way to compare the qualifications of applicants?   Search no more! The Europass CV is [...]
Best Practices WBL
Planning WBL
  • Planning WBL
    WBL & Apprenticeships Amongst the many examples of Work based learning, the dual vocational system has long been recognized as one the most successful and long-standing apprenticeship models […]
  • WBL abroad
    Read the following Google Form about WBL abroad and do the provided activities.   Wird geladen… […]
  • Planning WBL Step by Step
    Read the following Google Form about WBL step by step and do the provided activities.   Wird geladen… […]
  • WBL & Apprenticeships
    Read the following Google Form about WBL & Apprenticeships and do the provided activities.   Wird geladen… […]
Monitoring WBL
  • WBL Monitoring
    In order for work-based learning to be a success in companies, there is the necessity for continued improvement. Not only is this benefiticial to the learner by better providing them with a better […]
  • Monitoring
    Read the following Google Form about WBL Monitoring and do the provided activities.   Wird geladen… […]
Foreign Employees
  • International Recruitment
    Hiring Internationally – Where to start….. Many companies consider recruiting employees from other European companies, however many face apprehensions and uncertainties when beginning their […]
  • Hiring Internationally – legal
    Read the following Google Form about Hiring Internationally – legal and do the provided activities.   Wird geladen… […]
  • Intercultural competence
    Read the following Google Form about intercultural competence and do the provided activities.   Wird geladen… […]
  • Hiring Internationally
    Read the following Google Form about Hiring Internationally and do the following activities. Wird geladen… […]
Recognition of Qualifications
Daily Life of Mentors
  • Daily Life of WBL Mentors
    What is like to Mentor? The Mentor has the specific task of guiding employees with less experience within the workplace context and establish strong and reliable relationships with the different […]

 

Mentor Profile
  • Profile of WBL Mentors
    1. Setting the Scene A mentor has an essential role to play in providing the necessary training to apprentices. Unfortunately many are experts in their specific technical field. However are these […]
Pedagogic Methods in WBL
  • Knowledge Transfer Through Mentoring
    Developing Strategies to Facilitate Knowledge Transfer Through Mentoring Knowledge transfer is not just a business efficiency problem – it also impacts recruitment and […]
  • Benefits of Knowledge Transfer
    Transfer of values There are always some employees within the organization, who “stick out of the crowd” and possess extraordinary competencies that should be utilized, further […]
  • New Communication Methods
    Communicating across generations Up to now we have learnt that there are many generations in every company working together, and how this is a positive output for any enterprise […]
  • Learning By Doing
    Experiential learning models There are a number of different approaches or terms within “learning by doing” or “Experiential learning“ (learning within real world contexts) […]
WBL Mentoring
  • Conducting WBL Mentoring
    I have been asked to be a Mentor. It has become a worldwide practice for an employer to assign a mentor to employees who are new or less experienced, in order to bring out their best potential. This […]
Core Tasks of a WBL Mentor
  • Portfolio
    Nowadays one of the biggest challenges the employers face is finding the qualified staff that possess the needed skills and knowledge to take on the difficult challenges of their job. As the labour […]
  • Communication between mentors and VET institutions
    Communication elements and transactions The word “communication” is derived from Latin (communicare) in the sense of communicating, consulting, discussing. Through communication we […]
Generations – What has changed?
  • Generations In Companies
    The Intergenerational Phenomenon in Companies It is increasingly evident that companies present heterogeneous staff in terms of age. Thus, it is not uncommon to find between three […]
  • Generation’s self-awareness: where do I belong?
    Self-awareness is a very interesting and important topic not only in this concrete subject but in life in general. Self-awareness stands as the extent to which a person is […]
  • Understanding Generations At Work
    Knowing people working with you is a key point to successfully manage your employees and collaborators. And one of the main issues related to it is the fact that each employee […]
Employees of the Future
  • Who Are the Employees of the Future?
    We hear a lot about Millenials but who are they statistically? According to Pew Research Center, this generation was born between1980 and the early 2000’s. Millennials are now […]
  • Profile and characteristics of future employees
    The workers of the future, also called “Knowmads” operate from knowledge understood as action and innovation (know) and mobility (nomadic), and constitute the new […]
  • How To Train the New Generation
    The workforce is quickly being replaced by millennials. Training managers need to modify their teaching strategies and course delivery methods to rein in the potential and the […]
  • Future employees: Case studies
    What do apprentices think about their training? What do they like the most? What do they want and need? How can a mentor support them ideally? Watch the following case studies and […]
Interpersonal Communication
  • Interpersonal communication
    “Communicate in a respectful manner – don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why.”  (Jeffrey Morales) Establishing and managing relationship in the workplace is very […]
  • Case study – interpersonal skills in the workplace
    During the first week on the job, the intern is preparing for the farmers market by making signage, packing materials, and learning about the produce being sold. At the first market, the intern is […]
  • Feedback Session
    PART 1 Think about the situation you had to give a feedback to another person relevant to your workplace and position. Write a short article to demonstrate different strategies used to provide a […]
Ditigal Communication Tools
  • Communication using digital tools
    “You’re talking about a younger generation, Generation Y, whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something […]
Talent Capture
  • Talent Capture
    How talent management helps organisations to become better equipped for the future Organisations and companies worldwide act more and more under conditions of constant change and increasing […]
Applying for Mobilities
  • Mobilities to develop skills – GETTING MOBILE!
    TRAINING OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND APPRENTICE ABROAD Škofja Loka School Centre annually announces an Erasmus + mobility program to which students are happy to apply. So far, 110 students went […]
  • EURES and other EU instruments
    EURES and other EU instruments – cost benefit to employers Apprenticeships are key to finding the right candidates for the right roles across Europe. The European Commission has always worked to […]