The Supreme project addresses student drop-out issues in vocational schools by setting up a mentoring program and ensuring intensive and continuous cooperation between vocational education and SMEs. It's a practical interpretation of several EU and national priorities.
The project has an innovative approach to drop-out prevention in vocational education. It adopts a direct, practical mentoring approach based on the innovative award winning Mentor Programma Friesland (MPF) of the vocational college Friesland College and adapts/optimises this material with best practise from all partner countries to meet EU needs. Because of the proven success of the program, it needs to be expanded, optimized and implemented throughout the EU.
At this point, MPF is not defined in a manual or handbook. To be able to implement MPF throughout the EU and to have direct impact on the target group, it is necessary to gain in-dept knowledge of the situation in the partner countries and to adapt the method to the different situations. A practical handbook will be developed that describes the mentor program and how to run it, how to find & bind world of work mentors and how to implement it in long-term strategy. Now, MPF is a method rather than a methodology. The Supreme project will standardise the program and develop a handbook, enabling it to be integrated in schools long term strategy (nationally and on EU level) and to acquire a solid place in society to securen the positive effects for the mentee, mentor, organisations and SME’s.
The project will have a pilot nature meaning that the project will set up pilot sessions with vocational schools and SMEs in the partner countries.