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Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Mar 1, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project aims to test, create and develop the use of theatre and drama within the curriculum for young peoples employability and job skills training experiences. The project will create an innovative strategic partnership, within the UK, which will bring together voluntary, statutory and private sector youth workers and trainers, who support young people's employability and social inclusion. Theatre and Drama will allow them to be more active in learning , and will show young people how to create a successful career or become more motivated. we will create a strategic partnership of other youth organisations, training providers and colleges, who will use Theatre and Drama within their own strategies for supporting young people. The youth workers and trainers, will be trained in our new innovative approaches and embed it within their own organisations. 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. we aim to test and create a curriculum incorporating Theatre and Drama, to enhance and increase the employment skills of young people. We aim to increase the awareness of Drama within schools, teaching staff, trainers, and youth workers, as an employability tool, and roll out the new curroculum and approach within the partner countries (and wider EU community). We will Specific objectives of our Strategic Partnership will be to: 1. Exchange new best practice in Poland, Hungary and UK; 2. Create a new Network of youth work and tutors in London to develop best practice in using Theatre and Drama in the learning offer; . 3. Develop and deliver new or innovative youth work training materials and methods, using Drama and Theatre; . 4. Promote the recognition of skills by referencing them to European and national qualifications frameworks and using EU validation instruments such as Youthpass. 5. Co-operate with local statutory bodies in the UK, Poland and Hungary to embed good practice in learning; 6. Build relationships among youth organisations and other organisations active in education and training as well as the job market in the UK. 7. Provide short term training exchange (10 day training events) for 30 Tutors/Youth Workers, to learn new skills; 8. Run 2 x annual, 10 two hour workshops for staff, tutors, youth workers and professionals in Drama and Theatre curriculum and activities 9. Create a new Toolkit and Handbook on Drama and Theatre within employability skills courses, in Polish,Hungarua and English 10. Launch and disseminate the new Curriculum across partner countries and EU.
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