Learnify EdTech - Teknikcollege: Handledarutbildning

Teknikcollege, which is a collaboration platform for the industry’s supply of skills, saw that there was a great demand for good educational material about what it means to be a supervisor for interns in industry. Together, we developed a comprehensive tutorial training aimed at those who supervise students from a Teknikcollege certified education. The solution, which consists of both teacher-led and web-based parts, became completely unique and much appreciated.

Our challenge

In 2014, Teknikcollege conducted a preliminary study with companies and trainers to identify successful examples and requested support in supervisory work. The results of the feasibility study showed that there was a demand for support and updated material in order to be able to smoothly carry out qualitative supervisor training and give the students a high-quality practice. Because we wanted the education to be largely based on concrete scenarios that reflect everyday life for supervisors and students, the challenge was to find real-life situations, in a challenging environment.

Our solution

There was a need for both teacher-led and web-based education, and therefore we made a combined solution. Today, the digital product is available both as web-based education and in a version adapted to be implemented at a teacher-led meeting. These options complement each other in that the web version can serve as a rehearsal for participants from the teacher-led meeting, or a completely independent education for the person who wants to implement it individually.

The versions are divided into two parts with four and five sections per part, respectively. The participants take part in filmed scenarios and get to reflect and answer questions about what they have seen. They also interact through social exercises where they, for example, have to take a stand on and evaluate claims. Several exercises are reflective questions where the participants can also choose to share their answers with other participants, and take part in how they have responded in turn.

Our strengths

According to Teknikcollege, all short-term goals (1 year) were fulfilled for the project. This refers to the number of supervisors who completed the education (approximately 600 people), implementation in the Teknikcollege regions, and that there is a greater degree of systematic work in the work with learning at the workplace. Several participants argued that the content of the education raised many new ideas in their work with supervision. The evaluation also showed that the films really captured how it can and should be in practice.