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  • Name: Support for Small and medium sized enterprises engaging in apprenticeships: apprenticeship coaches for SMEs
  • LCCI position: Partner
  • Total Budget: 982 592.74 EUR
  • Dates: 01/10/2016 to 30/09/2018
  • Programme: Erasmus+ 
  • Other partners: Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain, Latvia, France, Turkey, Cyprus,
    Romania, Serbia, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Bulgaria
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The final aim of the AC4SME project is to involve a growing number of SMEs in apprenticeship. A network of skilled apprenticeship support coaches for SMEs would impact positively the motivation and chances that SMEs have to engage in apprenticeship by providing advice to make the company ready for training apprentices.

AC4SME aims at developing and training such a network of SME apprenticeship coaches in the CCIs, providing them with adequate tools to support SMEs in offering quality apprenticeship placements.

The project relies on an exchange of knowledge between Chambers that play a pivotal role in the involvement of SMEs in apprenticeship schemes as part of well-established VET systems and Chambers in other countries where SME involvement in apprenticeship schemes is under-developed or has scope for improvement.

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Project partners:

  • EUROCHAMBRES (BE) - Lead partner
  • Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (AT)
  • Czech CCI (CZ)
  • Tarrasa CCI (ES)
  • Spanish CCI (ES)
  • Latvian CCI  (LV)
  • Nice CCI (FR)
  • CCI Bretagne (FR)
  • AHK Debelux
  • Istituto Guglielmi Tagliacarne (IT)
  • The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TR)
  •  Ankara Chamber of Industry (TR)
  • Cyprus CCI (CY)
  • Romania CCI (RO)
  • Serbia CCI (RS)
  • AHK Bulgaria (BG)
Lead Partner:
Av.des Arts 19 A/D
B-1000, Brussels

LCCI Contacts:
Mrs. Līga Sičeva
Head of LCCI EU Projects Department
+371 28625443
Kr.Valdemara str. 35, Riga
Latvia, LV-1010