What are we seeing?
Strengthening vocational education through co-design
In 2020, FSSI is hosting a number of co-design workshops to inform the development and delivery of high-quality vocational educational programs. Six young people who are members of Youth Action Research Group (YARG) have been involved in the co-design process by attending a fortnightly workshop to provide feedback as part of the Community Traineeship Pilot Project
The YARG members have identified the problem that they want to focus on and are now working collaboratively to design a prototype of their solution. The prototype will be shared and iterated with the Project Control Group before moving on to testing. These co-design activities aim to improve the trainee experience in the program taking into account individual stakeholder personas.
FSSI is also undertaking co-design workshops as part of the Higher Apprenticeships Project
. These workshops – which involve students, teachers, industry partners and employers – will help to ensure that the Higher Apprenticeships program supports the needs of workers, industry and service users.
The feedback from these sessions is already being incorporated into the ways in which the next cluster of units is being delivered, and how we can create and support peer learning groups in an online environment.