Initial Vocational Education and Training
Facket i sommarland
Telephone help line for summer jobs advice
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Every year LO conducts union outreach activities, called “Facket I sommarland” (trade union summer assistance for young people) among young people aged 16-20 years. Visits to workplaces are made and a special telephone help-line offers guidance during the summer. Young trade unionists answer the questions that young people have about their working conditions. Young people are informed about their rights on summer jobs.
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A safe start in the pharmaceutical sector
A project by GlaxoSmithKline Poland
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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has set principles and launched various initiatives to help young workers to assimilate into their new work environment and to ensure that they make a safe start in their working life. Actions towards young workers and students working onsite are carried out within the context of the company’s general policy on risk prevention.
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How easy can it be?
Interactive educational software about risks in retail
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Many young people are employed in the retail sector and the number of work-related injuries is relatively high compared to other sectors. The Sector Environment Council for Retail decided to produce interactive educational software – “the training programme” – for the information and instruction of young people about their working environment in the retail sector. Making it relevant and interesting for young people was the main objective as well as designing something that would be interesting for their employers, too. Winner of a European Good Practice Award 2006.
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“Future Competence” Skills - Improve Apprentice Safety
A project by RHI AG Veitsch/Radex GmbH & Co
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The aim of this project is to teach apprentices in the fields of safety competence, health competence, personal competence, technical competence and future competence. Another main focus of this innovative project is to develop hazard-spotting skills and involve the young apprentices in hazard rectification.
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WiseUp2Work
Workplace Hazard Awareness Course
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A new qualification designed to improve young people’s understanding of safe working when taking part in work experience.
The course and qualification aims to provide Year 10 students with a basic understanding of health and safety in the workplace, so that they understand hazards, and what to expect of their employer.
Teaching materials to support the qualification have been produced by IOSH and will be free to schools and colleges. The materials will be accessible for students to work online and have been piloted in schools in England to ensure they meet the needs of teachers and students.
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DiaMedia
Vocational- pedagogic concept for the metal- and electric industry
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According to an INQA-project, a concept has been developed for vocational education personnel in the metal- and electric industry called “from teacher to learning assistant”. It implements contemporary vocational- pedagogic approaches according to the dual education by using the example of the requirements of machine guidelines. This concept has been further developed in another project for trainees in the metal- and electric industry.
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Family businesses
Safety and Health in small enterprises
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This brochure supports to rise the awareness of entrepreneurs of possible sources of danger in the enterprise. It informs about safety measurements to prevent accidents, to ensure the quality of working material in the enterprise in order to prevent accidents due to material faults and helps to use machinery in a responsible way. The entrepreneur is informed about potential risks, how to assess, to avoid and to eliminate these. The special situation of family businesses is addressed by showing potential risks when children are particularly present at the workplace.
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The “Austrian Health and Safety License” | Bild: |
In Austria a series of OSH seminars has been offered since 2004 for teachers in vocational schools and higher technical colleges. The duration is 96 hours in total, 48 hours are announced by the Federal Institute for Pedagogic Education and 48 hours are to choose from the organisations standard seminar programs. The participants are trained to be tutors and instructors for OSH and they get a certificate on that. The education program contains the following items: basic laws and technical standards, organisation of OSH in practice, workplace safety, ergonomics, chemical substances, evaluation of hazards and cost-benefit analysis. With this extra knowledge teachers will be able to include OSH facts in the teaching programs of their schools. Finally their students will get a certificate, the above mentioned Occupational Health and Safety Passport.
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Drug prevention in vocational training
E- Learning program for trainers
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This E- Learning program offers several possibilities for vocational trainers to get information about the subject "drugs" and to practice strategies for handling this problem in a propriate manner.
The program is available online and can as well be ordered on CD ROM.
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Youth programme for the construction industry | Bild: |
Since the 1980s, the BG BAU is supporting the interplant training centres in imparting of different issues of occupational safety and health by a complete training programme, the “Youth programme”. Trainers and trainees form the target group of this training programme.
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Increasing the awareness of occupational health and safety in young persons and decreasing the number of occupational accidents affecting young persons - that is the aim of this course in 4 parts for teachers in the 7th grade.
This project won the 2nd price at the 6th Training & Innovation from 7th to 8th July 2006 at the BG Institute Work and Health (BGAG) in Dresden.
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A vocational training that fits!
Education materials for occupational groups
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Consequentially thought- out:
Day after day, teachers do an inestimable job in prevention work. The BGW wants to give assistance to all of them. Optimally edited education and training material has been already developed for the following occupational groups:
- Medical Assistant
- Hair- Dresser
- Dental Technician
- Elderly Care Nurse
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