On the past 27th and 28th May, INOVA+ was present at the 2nd meeting of MAKE YOUR WAY project, in Arcos de Valdevez. This was a key moment to discuss the work plan for the coming months and to ensure that the project development is successful. During the day, partners discussed strategies for finalizing the first outcome – the Practical Guide for Bringing Labs to Life. Additionally, the learning materials to be included in the Toolkit were also discussed, as well as the structure of the training week which will take place next October.
MAKE YOUR WAY project intends to develop relevant collaborations to open further opportunities for young VET students to apply knowledge in practical, “hands-on”, and “real life” workplace situations, at the same trying to enhance their entrepreneurial attitudes, in particular by working in LABs.
The project takes benefit of the concept of “Fab labs”, or LAB, a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication, proven to boost innovation and entrepreneurship, as they are platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent. Furthermore, Make Your Way intends to contribute to the continuous professional development of VET teachers, trainers and mentors in both school and work-based settings, with a focus on developing effective digital, open and innovative education and pedagogies, by developing materials that can help those professionals assist young VET learners in taking the most benefit from using LABs and from other WBL solutions, as well as spreading the concept of LABs and promoting their closer collaborations with the VET system.