The school-work transition in EU is facing a number of challenges and new approaches are required to update teachers’ skills and empower students position themselves effectively into the world of work. The Erasmus+ KA2 project “Instruction” presents a novel tutoring model to support the transition from education to the world of work, as well as the lessons learned by its pilot implementation in five European schools.
The proposed tutoring model (the project intellectual output n.1) consists of various components centred around skills and activities. A six-step methodology is also proposed putting the tutoring model into effect in real class scenarios. The tutoring model and its implementation methodology were pilot tested in five European schools engaging 20 teachers and 100 students in total, after a specific training (https://instruction-project.eu/?1). The pilot activities were assessed by 15 teachers and the findings were fairly positive, showing that the tutoring model is considered to have the potential to effectively support students while trying to find suitable professional opportunities and applying knowledge gained in the school. Based on this evidence, some policy recommendations for policy makers have been produced and shared with relevant stakeholders (the project intellectual output n.3).
A final paper (the project intellectual output n.4) summarizes the novel tutoring model to support the transition from education to the world of work, as well as the lessons learned by its pilot implementation in five European schools. Our study aims at identifying opportunities, challenges and implications of utilizing a well-structured tutoring model to plan, run, monitor and assess internships/apprenticeships, in order to provide valuable insight to the scientific community, policymakers and all the other relevant stakeholders.