The following impact is expected as regards the different direct target groups:

  • Better cooperation between universities as VET providers and enterprises in the delivery of WBL and apprenticeship education to engineering students;
  • More active involvement of regional authorities and social partners in shaping industry-relevant educational provision that best matches regional labour market needs in relation to the priority sector of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics;
  • Provision of industry-relevant WBL curriculum and study programmes, which will help to produce industry-ready engineers in Mechatronis thus facilitating their access to the labour market and easing enterprises to fill their engineering positions so as to boost performance;
  • Better collaboration between university teachers and in-company trainers to improve their competences thus implementing apprenticeships more successfully.