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The main goal of an apprenticeship is the familiarization of the young students and graduates with the labor market. That is why, except from the theoretical courses and training, it is important for the students to apply their knowledge in practice. Considering sometimes the nature of the apprenticeships and the fact that the students have not yet developed completely their practical skills, training via simulations based on real- life scenarios can facilitate the professional training of the students in a safe and secure space.

It is important that the scenario that student must follow can be applicable in real life as well as the presentation and execution. The idea is “learning by doing” and students must be involved in every step of the process, from writing the scenarios with the trained coordinator until the execution of the activities involved up to solving the problem itself. The process follows a design thinking methodology that focuses on collaboration, in staging and supporting the simulation, a dynamic process involving the simultaneous management of what you are working with and how you are working.

Additionally, everything must be done in real time so the experience will resemble as much as possible to real problem-solving situations. The entire experience will be recorder.
The simulation will provide to students a safe space to make choices and mistakes and learn from them while applying their knowledge in real-life scenarios. Filming the entire experience will be useful not only for assessment of students by the trainers but also for revision by the students themselves afterwards. Afterwards, the video can be disseminated in the organization’s web channels as a vocational training tool.

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