Training for managerial competences in VET (Vocational Education and Training) for the small businesses of the crafts sector

2020-2022, KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

STARTCRAFT is a two-year project built by a consortium of seven organisations from Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland and Spain. The main aim is to increase innovation, growth and sustainablity in the crafts business sector. We want to get to know the training needs of small to medium craft enterprises in each of the partner countries and develop tools to help the bussineses grow. The project will result in a complete set of educative materials for craft entrepreneurs and educators, such as online learning resources, and country reports on the situation of craft businesses.

Organiser: Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Belgium and Luxembourg (Belgium)

Strategic partners: KAINOTOMIA & SIA EE (Greece), Stowarzyszenie Centrum Wspierania Edukacji i Przedsiębiorczości (Poland), Asociación Valencia Inno Hub (Spain), Markeut Skills Sociedad Limitada (Spain), Smooland Di Dell’osso Marco (Italy), and Association for the Promotion of Old Crafts and Culture “Wici” (Poland).

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Stage 1. Research

In the first quarter of 2021, we conducted a survey among teachers, educators and trainers in vocational and lifelong learning in order to find out their views on entrepreneurship education in Poland. In the next stage, we conducted group and individual interviews with entrepreneurs from the crafts sector to understand their experience of running a business in Poland and to examine their needs regarding training and acquiring key skills to further develop their businesses. The research results will be used to prepare digital training materials for entrepreneurs. You can find the summary and full report here.

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