Erasmus+ programme “Introducing work-based learning in higher education systems of Armenia and Moldova for better employability of graduates” (WBL4JOB) project

The WBL4JOB project aims to enhance partnership between enterprises and HEIs and to increase graduates’ employability through development and implementation of supporting policy, legal framework and generic, flexible Apprenticeships Higher Education Model (AHEM) with the ultimate aim of promoting the work-based learning (WBL) in Armenia and Moldova.

The following project outputs/outcomes are expected to be sustainable after the end of the Erasmus+ programme funding:

– WBL Policy and Implementation Toolkit,

– 52 trained staff on WBL/apprenticeship policies, schemes and tools,

– 60 trained teaching staff/mentors on apprenticeship-oriented teaching/learning,

– National Policy for implementation of WBL in HE systems,

–  2 AHEMs, including an undergraduate one year apprenticeship based programme  “Specialized Licence in Banking and Insurance” (SLBI),

– Amendments to national legislations supporting apprenticeship,

– 4 equipped universities,

– Partnership agreements for activities after lifetime of the project.    

Project budget: 847433 euros.

Period of realization: 2021-2024.

Project consortium

Country Institution
Armenia French University in Armenia (UFAR) – Coordinator
Shirak State University (ShSU)
Union of Banks of Armenia (UBA)
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia (MESCS)
Moldavia Trade Cooperative University of Moldova (TCUM)
Alecu Russo Balti State University (USARB)
Moldinkombank (MICB)
Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of Moldova (MECR)
France Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (JML3U)
University of Strasbourg (UNISTRA)
Austria University of Applied Sciences Krems (IMC)
Belgium European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)

Associated partner:

Moldovan Banks Association
Xarxa FP