CREATING ENTERPRISING FUTURES
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Aug 31, 2017
This project aims to enhance identify good practice in how the creative sector can be a critical part of tackling unemployment amongst young people, and how we can adapt our curriculum to include a new module on entrepreneurialism. This will allow young VET learners to set up new enterprises or become self employed, servicing the growing jobs in creative and media sectors. We will test, create &develop an Enterprise Module for all learners on Creative sector VET courses (eg. Film, New media, Hair and Beuaty, Make Up, Media/Graphic Design, Pottery and Ceramics; Fashion). The project will create an innovative strategic partnership, teaching of VET. This will develop a bolt on module for Creative VET learners - in Creative Enterprise - so they can become self employed & set up new enterprises, in these creative sectors.
We will work with our partners in Spain & Italy to develop VET, to idenitfy best practice in how Creative and Film sector can tackle unemployment, through developing enterprise skills required to work in growth sectors. This will promote collaborative learning, cross border learning & use OER.
UNITED KINGDOM: This addresses a major challenge both in the UK, of . We aim to create a new approach to enhancing young peoples work skills, and improve the relevance of learning available to young people in the Creative sector. Many young people feel alienated (eg in UK over 1million young people are NEET), and through creating a new enterprise curriculum, we will better prepare students for work. London has significant issues with youth unemployment (25% and 238000 long term), youth apathy, low skills and poor education. Many are at the margins of society and feel isolated & disengaged. Youth discontent has resulted in many social problems, and some social disorder (Work Foundation. -Youth Unemployment)
Italy : The present the rate of unemployment in the 15 –-24 age group in Italy is 32 %; it has increased by 2 % from the previous year. 20.5 % of the pool of unemployed people on the labour market come from those between the ages of 15-24. Every third young person in this age group is unemployed. (Source Youth Unemployment NOW 2014 issue 1; Skills OCED Data ) There is a significant segregation in the population with respect to their possibilities on the labour market. The main determining factor is their level of education.
SPAIN:The largest group of registered unemployed people are those with an elementary vocational education and high school and post-high school education. At the end of 2012 this group made up 28.3 % of the total unemployed, while those with high school and post-high school education were 27.3 %. Over 35% of 15-24 year olds are unemployed in Spain and this is an increasing trend. low education, low skills and poor engagement in training are major factors.
Through creating a strategy for how the Creative sector can tackle these chronic issues, through looking at self employment and enterprise, we will allow them to be more active in learning & will show young people to see & create a successful creative career. We will create a strategic partnership to look at how the Creative sector is Spain and Italy has helped tackle this problem, and how we can build on best practice in the UK. Teaching staff will be trained in new innovative industry led approaches and embed it within their VET courses. This will create a new approach and have significant and ongoing impact for young people's key competencies, and their employability and labour market skills.
LOCAL REGIONAL AND EU LEVEL IMPACTS
1. Increased understanding of the needs of disadvantaged groups and improved way of working with these learners through Industry led VET modules amongst Policy Makers
2. Improved approaches to working with learners eg better engagement, enhanced curriculum, teaching methods and more attractive programmes, through embedded Industry led VET modules
3. Improved processes for recognition and validation of Enterprise modules within our Creative VET courses
4. Improved methods of involving learners in Industry led VET modules programmes in UK, EU and wider community
5. Increased capacity within each organisation to implement innovative and good practice approaches to working with learners/young people
6. Increased capacity to work corroboratively across EU countries and with different stakeholders.
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