A consortium of six partner organizations from four countries (Estonia, Italy,Germany, Poland) successfully cooperated from 2008
2010 in a Leonardo da
Vinci “Building the Best” Partnership pr
oject. Our mutual desire is to improveuniformity and functionality of vocational education delivery and to learn theunique differences
of each country‟s educational system. The impetus for this
project came from the project coordinator, Järva County Vocational TrainingCenter of Estonia that faces the challenge of teachers needing knowledge aboutmodern practices in vocational training as carried out at schools and enterprisesin Europe, but also about educational systems and how educators in othercountries resolve certain challenges. Partner meetings and visits to vocationalschools and enterprises were an essential component for gathering informationon modern practices and training arrangements. The results of this project areextremely gratifying in that it solidified relationships and networks, new ideasand insights were shared, and new projects are being pursued in order tocontinue discovering optimal and best training schemes in VET. This Partnershipproduced a CD that contains relevant partner country information as: economicsummaries of each partner country regarding the construction sector; bestconstruction training practices as determined by each partner; PowerPointpresentations; and other supplemental information deemed useful for decisionmakers striving to strengthen vocational education delivery in their respectiveEuropean countries.