Creating more inclusive and supportive work-based learning environments for low-skilled learners by training work-readiness skills through Transformative Learning

B.COMP Project

About the project

For many young people, a Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunity as part of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) programme is their first experience in the world of work. Finding a welcoming and supportive work environment, with good learning opportunities, can be very motivating and contribute to attaining a qualification. However, WBL can also be discouraging and lead to dropout. This may be due to a mismatch between the learners’ expectations and the reality of the profession, or to a lack of skills in young learners.

Training of learners in WBL relies on the VET teachers from the educational centre’s side, and on the in-company trainers from the company’s side. With the right tools, they will be able to engage low-skilled learners on skills development, contributing to avoiding WBL dropout and turning the work experience into a success.

B.COMP is aimed at creating more inclusive and supportive WBL environments for low-skilled learners by training work-readiness skills for WBL through Transformative Learning.

Key points of the project

Project Q&A


A broad spectrum of behavioural and interpersonal ‘soft skills’, such as a person’s attitude and motivation to work and learn on-the-job; working independently; being able to collaborate in teams; solving problems and taking reasoned decisions; showing creativity and flexibility and demonstrate critical thinking; communicating effectively, etc. necessary for the WBL experience not to fail and end up being abandoned, with the consequent loss of job opportunities.


An orientation which holds that the way learners interpret and reinterpret their sense experience is central to making meaning and hence learning.

Who is B.COMP for?

Project users - VET teachers and in-company trainers
Project beneficiaries - Low-skilled learners, VET students participating or willing to participate in WBL Programs


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3rd Newsletter_ BCOMP


We’ve taken a significant step forward in our second meeting, diving deeper into how we can make work-based learning (WBL)…

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Project númber: 2022-1-FR01-KA220-VET-000088272

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