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Norbert Ruepert

Junior Job Coach is a E+ project that started in 2016 with partners from Spain, Romania, Austria, UK and the Netherlands. The project is developing a peer support system for vulnerable young students or apprentices in vocational education. These vulnerable students often drop out of a workplace of placement due to their insecurity, lack of social skills and/or inexperience. When they drop out of the workplace or placement they generally also drop out of education. Higher grade students are trained as junior job coaches so that they can support these students and prevent potential problems from escalating, mainly though social media. The coaches are not a replacement for support from school in the company. The project has developed a set of competences for Junior Job Coaches, a training programme with certification and a toolkit for companies. These result will be presented and discussed at the round table.