Taskforce Dossier

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Taskforces are the EU STEM Coalition's main instrument for providing direct support in the development of new implementation programmes, national and regional strategies and STEM platform organisations.

Bretagne (France) programme for school-company cooperation

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Bretagne (France) programme for school-company cooperation
Requesting organisation:
L'Institut de Locarn, AlertEducation
Start date:
May 1, 2020
Schools and companies in the region of Brittany (Bretagne) in France implement various STEM and entrepreneurship-related activities, including company visits and guest lectures. In addition, various national and regional actors implement larger-scale events and activities like science and entrepreneurship competitions. However, activities and events are fragmented and unevenly developed and there is a need for a more coordinated and integrated approach.
The main goal of the Taskforce is to develop an more integrated, region-wide programme for school-company cooperation in secondary education. The 'Jet-Net' (Youth and Technology Network)-model for school-company partnerships (originally developed in the Netherlands and later implemented in Denmark and Spain) was chosen as a possible starting point for the taskforce. The recent successful development of a pilot programme based on the same model in the Basque Country will be specifically evaluated.
Two Taskforce Meetings with a consortium of key-stakeholders from the Brittany region were scheduled. On December 10, 2021 a new organisation was formally launched by a selection of participants in the taskforce. As established in its organisational statutes, the association aims to (1) support young people in their job orientation, discovery of the professional world and transition to the labour market, (2) allow companies to meet with and contribute to the world of education (schools, colleges, high schools, higher education and training centres) and (3) allow teachers, trainers and guidance counselors to interact with the world of business in the region of Bretagne.

The timeline below provides an overview of key-events related to the taskforce (most recent first). Click on the event for more info.

December 2, 2020
Meeting report | EU STEM Coalition
During a web-conference of the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce the EU STEM Coalition was presented by Ms. Nelly Guet, a long-time contributer to the EU STEM Coalition. In her presentation...
January 1, 2020
Tools | PTvT (Dutch National STEM Platform)
Young people think about technology in very different ways. The Bèta&TechMentality (BTM) model distinguishes between five types of young people, each of whom we can interest in...
March 15, 2018
Tools | Jet-Net&TechNet (JNTN)
The Jet-Net&TechNet programme (JNTN) is one of the flagship programmes of the Dutch National STEM platform (PTvT). The programme is focused on increasing STEM uptake in secondary...
Secondary Education | PTvT (Dutch national STEM platform)
Jet-Net & TechNet (JNTN), or "Youth Technology Network Netherlands" is a flagship programme of the Dutch National STEM platform (PTvT). It's main objective is to increase STEM uptake in...
Video message by Georgette Bréard (Regional Council of...
Sunday, 27 September 2020
Regional Council of Brétagne
This video message was prepared for the 'Jet-Net Bretagne' working group meeting that took place on September 30, 2020. More information can be found via the link below. https:/...
TM Jet-Net Bretagne - Jet-Net activity examples (June 1...
Friday, 12 June 2020
EU STEM Coalition
This short compilation provides an overview of different kinds of activities implemented in the Dutch Jet-Net programme for school company cooperation. French subtitles can be activated belo...
TM Jet-Net Bretagne - Complete video presentation EU ST...
Friday, 12 June 2020
EU STEM Coalition
This video provides a general overview of the Dutch, Danish and Basque Jet-Net programmes for school-company cooperation in secondary education. It was prepared for a virtual meeting with a...