BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH


Job relevant basic skills concepts and tools for groups facing particular challenges at the labour market

Project Background

There is need for developing basic skills learning settings adjusted to reality and everyday life in companies and the world of labour in general. This need particularly applies for vocational education and training targeted at socially disadvantaged young people facing difficulties with learning, as well as for further qualification of low-level educated in different work sectors.


The project aims at developing and implementing concepts and instruments that focus on orientation towards learners’ actual life situations and characteristics of the labour market. The overall objective is integrating groups facing particular challenges at the labour market into education, training and employment.

Transfer of the Project „GiWA“

This transfer of innovation project is connected to the project consortium of “GiWA“ (“Grundbildung in Wirtschaft und Arbeit /basic skills in labour and economy”) supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research. It will provide results and products for transfer and adaptation into different sectors and contexts of vocational education and training in the partner countries (Austria, UK, Sweden, France, Poland, Slovenia).

EU-Program: LLP, Leonardo da Vinci TOI
Coordination: bbb Büro für berufliche Bildungsplanung (Dortmund, DE)
Contact: Helmut Kronika
Duration: October 2009 - September 2011

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.