So far, 3548 partnership agreements are established. An evaluation conducted in 2013 shows that the concept works as an ecosystem at the local and regional level. Both school and business representatives are very satisfied with the projects. Almost all of the respondents wanted to continue the partnership, there are a good balance between the “gains” and the input, even if they say it demands some effort in the establishing phase of the partnership to make it work. All respondents underline the gain for the students.
Success factors of the good practice:
- The agreement is not complicated – it focuses on a few important cooperation issues, and followed up with an annual review.
- Employers organization put a lot of efforts into this – they hired teachers in different areas and they were the brokers between education & business
- Shared leadership: top CEOs and the headmaster to sign the agreement