SAT EU funded project

Apprentice Track – Smart Electronic System for Tracking Apprenticeships (SAT)


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Apprentice Track- Smart Electronic System for Tracking Apprenticeships (SAT) is a EU funded project by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Apprenticeships at PHE level provide opportunities to build up new skills and knowledge both on and off the job. When they are of high quality, apprenticeships promote a smoother transition from school/PHE institution to work for young people, giving them a good start to their working careers. They do so by providing a good mix of basic competences and job-specific skills as well as valuable work experience. In addition, at apprenticeships such as apprenticeships, internships, etc. are usually able to earn a wage, even if small, while studying. Quality apprenticeships can also provide an attractive learning pathway for youth at risk of dropping out early from initial education. Employers also benefit as they get support to identify and train workers while adding to their productive capacity and can still form their future employees. SAT as ICT innovation is enhancing digital competences in all target groups, giving them a management and measurement tool for ensuring quality of apprenticeship. On systemic level SAT provides transparent and comparative data among different countries to support further development of apprenticeship and relation between PHE Institutions and world of work.

The project aims for:

  • Strengthening cooperation between students / HEI / SMEs during the apprenticeships
  • Quick, easy and efficient way to track the progress of students
  • A good overview of the role of the student in the apprenticeships for mentors
  • Quick and easy ongoing evaluation of student progress at apprenticeships for mentors
  • Possibility of a quick and effective response of organizers to lack of students’ progression
  • Directly involving the students into quality assessment of the apprenticeship
  • Keeping the process of apprenticeship progression transparent, comparative and paperless

Our QA-transfer, ICT innovation based, data-driven approach to tackling responsiveness to world of work and students is unique, and thus one of the key innovations of the project.

The project will:

  • Ensure that learning outcomes which should be achieved through work-based training are achieved
  • Improve the quality, transparency and comparability responsiveness and of apprenticeships in PHE
  • Improve efficiency of cooperation between WoW and PHE Institutions
  • Meet the needs of employers, students and PHE Institutions in the field of ICT support tools

Mission of the project is to develop digital management tools that support Professional Higher Education (PHE) institutions and employers to offer and direct high-quality apprenticeships.

Vision of the project is that the digital management tools developed will be recognised as a model to improve the quality of the apprenticeships and will be adopted widely; updated and improved in the future by the users; and will serve as a basis for the development of formal international standards and guidelines.

Project partners:

  • Skupnost Višjih Strokovnih Šol Republike Slovenije
  • Knowledge Innovation Centre
  • Ekonomska šola Celje
  • Czech Association of Professional Higher Education