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Certi.MenTu is a project which focuses on the certification of mentors and tutors. A mentor is a person in a company who helps the learner to develop his or her knowledge, skills, abilities and contextual awareness through time-limited, confidential, one-to-one conversations and other learning activities. A tutor is a teacher or trainer normally from outside the learner’s immediate work environment who supports individuals or small groups to learn at work. The Certi.MenTu project is aimed at developing shared experience between vocational education and training institutions and employers in order to create deeper mutual understanding of sup­porting learners at work. Standardized certifica­tion on the basis of the European Standard EN ISO 17024 – Certification of Persons will provide an acknowledged process for validation and guarantee compliance with quality assurance requirements. The project will thus advance the integration of labour market requirements in vocational education and training.