Apprenticeships assure quality learning, decrease skills mismatch and increase youth employment. However, quality apprenticeships depend on mentorship competence and, although most mentors at SMEs are highly skilled on their technical area, they lack the necessary pedagogy to be able to transfer these skills to apprentices. The MentorTrain project, therefore, aims to create a platform for imparting pedagogical skills to mentors, particularly experienced workers from SMEs who may not necessarily have relevant teaching experience but are working with students/apprentices from professional higher educational institutions at EQF levels 5-7.

Our Mission and Vision Our MIssion is to train and equip mentors in SMEs to provide quality apprenticeships Our Vision is that improving the competence of mentors will translate in increased apprenticeship placement offers by SMEs, improved apprenticeships’ quality and better learning outcomes of apprentices


competences and identified by MentorTrain


learning outcomes covered by MentorTrain


open online resources to improve the way you mentor


reports and articles on mentorship


current MentorTrain countries in a growing network


participants benefiting from the results