DepICT the Job
Start date: Jan 1, 2015,
End date: Nov 30, 2015
Technology is found at our fingertips with technological advancement being developed each day to make us completely dependent on technology almost to the point where the inability to use technology leaves us lost. We have seen that young people grow more and more dependent on technology and in many cases even addicted to it. With technology becoming second nature very few young people try to develop their skills in these fields to increase their employment.
Our project will look at methods to enhance or develop ICT skills for youth to increase their employability. We aim to help young people identify jobs and even create jobs in the technological fields and also help them find sources of information to help them develop these skills further.
The objectives of the training course are to exchange good and bad practices with youth workers in different countries and to create a common system to help young people find employment in the technological fields more easily. Additionally creating awareness of technology based jobs and allowing young people to utilise and enhance their ICT skills to increase their employability.
The main issues addressed in this training course are youth unemployment. With increasing youth unemployment rates in the EU we need to develop systems that allow young people to utilise their skills and enhance their skills to create new employment opportunities and also to make them more employable. We will also look at methods that young people can increase their digital competences in order to increase their employability.
The training course will also examine and explore different national and EU tools available to youth and youth workers to help them increase their competences and also to find employment.
By working together and exploring all these avenues we believe that we can help young people in all of our communities to be more employable and also help them create employment opportunities. We will be able to help them develop their skills and also utilise their current skills to find employment.
We will look at the ICT needs of our society and help to create the tools and methodologies to ensure that our youth have the needed skills.
In order to achieve these goals the activities foreseen for the project are vital, non-formal and informal methodologies are used to achieve these goals.
Discussions are used to allow participants to share knowledge, ideas and experiences with each other. Discussions will give the participants more confidence, especially when seeing that participants from other countries are facing the same problems. Open debates will allow participants to express their personal viewpoints of different matters and to justify them through discussions. This will also allow for others to gain knowledge based on the experiences of others.
Workshops will be designed to maintain a European dimension as all groups will be made up of at least one person from each country allowing for inter-cultural learning during the workshops. Workshops are designed around the various subjects allowing the different participants to discuss the issues and work together to solve problems and share experiences.
Role playing will also be used to allow the participants to get another perspective of different problems. This has proven to be very successful as it allows for the youth to see common problems from the viewer’s point of view rather than the actor. This also allows for innovative ways of showing problems. This also allows people to take on the role of other people allowing them to better understand problems from different perspectives.
Simulations are also done during the project, allowing people to take on roles which are often opposite to their real roles. During the simulations the participants will take on roles to re-enact a real situation based or events and problems in the real world. The participants will work together in their different roles to solve problems and to find solutions to these problems. Important here is that the participants take on random roles which add additional learning tools as they need to think and act as the person they are simulating.
Using all the above tools and methodologies the participants learn through non-formal and informal activities which are real, but are within a safe environment allowing them to learn from each other, make mistakes which can be corrected through discussions and not put themselves at risk. In real life when making these choices the results could be dangerous but these activities simulate reality and allow for learning in a safe and secure environment.
As a result we will give the participants the tools to youth workers to be able to help more young people enhance and develop their ICT skills and also allow them to develop their skills and improve their employability and create new jobs in the ICT field.
They will also be able to identify problems with their peers and help them by giving t
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