According to a ministerial order for vocational education and training, education must contribute to the student’s understanding of a good work environment. The teachers responsible for vocational education and training do not necessarily have any particular skills in teaching about the work environment. Thus BAR SoSu (Branch environmental council for social and health care) in 2004-2006 initiated an ‘ambassador’ network to strengthen the teaching in environmental work within the social and health care training programmes. The aim of the network is to provide a better understanding and more focus on teaching about the work environment, to strengthen the skills of the teachers already teaching this topic and to help exchange information between schools. The school’s chosen ambassador is a ‘special-knowledge person’ who has contact to the other ambassadors of the network and the other teachers and the leaders of the individual school. The ambassador provides the school with information, materials, ideas and knowledge from the network, and provides the network with evaluation, practical experiences and results.
Level of Education: School
Lead Organisation: BFA