International Work Based Learning in Higher Education

4 European universities

3 VET centres

3 Associated partners

Our aim

Our aim is to build up an international WBL model through a didactical guide and an online training for the academic and company facilitators.

The international dimension of the project will help all partners to co-create and co-design models and guidelines to upgrade the cooperation between HE centres and companies. Together we will build up a model that can be easily adapted to each one’s individual needs.

i-WOBAL project will have a positive and long lasting impact on participants, organisations, associated partners and people involved in the actions and different target groups. It will boost international WBL at all levels, including innovation in education, encouraging cooperation and mutual learning, internationalisation, linking and collaboration between HE Centres and companies.

The project will have a direct impact on the partners of the consortium but it will also have an indirect impact on people and other important stakeholders reached by the multiplier events and other dissemination actions. This strategic partnership will benefit everyone, students, HE Centres, companies, and the society as a whole.

2 project results

PR1: Didactical Guide for WBL facilitators (academic and company facilitators).
– PR2: Online School to train WBL facilitators and put the Didactical Guide into practice.

5 participating countries

We will share the different Work Based Learning Training approaches that exist in the 5 participating countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain).

5 target groups

The project is focused on bachelor
degree students, master degree students, adult education, people with SEN (special education needs)/learning difficultiess, and NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

News and events

2nd National Multiplier Event

Last June 7th Centro San Viator, managed the 2nd National Multiplier Event of the i-WOBAL Project under the motto “Work-based learning as a path for inclusion”.

European Projects Dissemination Day at Tknika

The i-WOBAL project was showcased by Xabier López de Santiago from Egibide at Tknika’s Dissemination Day.

i-WOBAL 2nd Transnational Project Meeting

On 1st and 2nd of March, the Vocational Training Center ENAIP Veneto hosted the 2nd i-WOBAL Transnational Project Meeting in Padova (Italy).

1st National Multiplier Event

On February 22nd the University of Deusto hosted the 1st National Multiplier Event of the i-WOBAL Project.

International Training in “Innovation in University Teaching”

On September 21, the international training in “Innovation in University Teaching” took place at the University of Deusto.

Deusto International Staff Week 2022

During the Deusto International Staff Week New Trends in Higher Education (May 16-20), the International Relations Office presented the i-WOBAL project to the attendees.

i-WOBAL Project Kick-off meeting

On May 19 and 20, the University of Deusto hosted at its Bilbao Campus the kick-off meeting for the i-Wobal project.

“On our Icam sites, we have been training engineers through apprenticeship for 30 years. On September 5th, 2022, we welcomed to the Icam site in La Roche-sur Yon the 78 apprentice students of the batch 2025, who will follow their work-study training at a pace that adapts over the 3 years of training”

Frédérique Pasquier

Director of Studies for the dual engineering course at the Icam site of Vendée