IO1: Guide for conducting blended virtual internships for the acquisition and validation of entrepreneurial and business skills in agriculture and eco-farming sectors
During the past decades, vocational education and training (VET) schools and providers in Bulgaria and Turkey experienced difficulties in provision of dedicated proper internship programmes for VET students, who have completed Business and Entrepreneurship courses/subjects with regards to agriculture and eco-farming fields, especially for those that would like to initiate a start-up of a new enterprise. In the rapidly changing labour market, youngsters are faced with the lack of practical skills and support that could help them to bridge successfully from the education system to the actual business.
IO2: Assessment standard for the validation and recognition of the acquired knowledge, skills and competences related to business and entrepreneurship during blended virtual internships in agriculture and eco-farming sectors
- A definition of the recognition and validation process;
- A formative assessment by the mentor during the apprenticeship period;
- A VET learner diary - as a strategy to deepen learning, stimulate critical thinking, improve reflective practice and enables learners to disseminate what they have learnt whilst in the company;