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Gender equality in workplace-based learning in the Nordic countries


Many young people still choose their occupation by gender. One way to support young people to dare to choose and pursue an untraditional career choice is to support their early contact with working life. For most, the contact occurs during vocational education in workplace-based learning. Workplace supervisors need support to pay attention to uneven structures. Teachers in school need to prepare students for what they may meet in working life and give them strategies to navigate.

The purpose of this project was to highlight good examples, identify success factors, and provide tools for change to schools and workplaces. Equality in workplace-based learning was a Nordic idea and experience exchange. The project charts the methods we already used, shared them in networking meetings, and documented experiences on the web. The aim was to provide tools that could be used in gender equality work in education.