ERIC Number: ED481365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Building Skills and Qualifications among SME Employees. Leonardo da Vinci Good Practices Series.
Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.
This document profiles 10 European programs that exemplify good practice in building skills and qualifications among employees of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The programs profiled are as follows: (1) TRICTSME (a program providing World Wide Web-based information and communication technologies training for SMEs in manufacturing); (2) CORCITSEME (a project that examined corporate citizenship for SMEs); (3) Teacher as Consultant (a CD-ROM-based program to help SMEs define their training needs); (4) MATCH (a project to make recruitment easier for small companies); (5) Europrise (a youth entrepreneurship model for Europe); (6) Criare (a program providing entrepreneurial training for new business success); (7) a program providing training in e-commerce for procurement and distribution; (8) a study of firms from the metal working and mechanics sectors in France, Germany, and Italy that focused on SMEs' training needs and developed a model for integrating vocational training into an SME's overall business strategy and human resources management; (9) European Masters in Multimedia (a program during which a curriculum to build skills in the knowledge-based economy was developed and used at eight universities and training institutes across Europe); and (10) a program to help SMEs prepare for environmental certification. A list of 27 ongoing projects with a focus on SMEs is included. (MN)
Descriptors: CD ROMs, Certification, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, International Programs, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Manufacturing Industry, Models, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Small Businesses, Training Methods, World Wide Web
For full text: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/leonardo/new/leonardo2/broc_bp/bon_prat7_en.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.