Keep Educate Your Skills about Employment
Start date: Feb 1, 2016,
End date: May 31, 2016
The training course, Keep Educate Your Skills about Employment, is an activity that will bring together 27 participants, 2 trainers and one facilitator from 9 European countries. The training will be held in Traisteni (Valea Doftanei village), Romania for 7 working days and it is for project managers, youth workers, volunteers who are active in each partner organization and who have some experience in youth work so they can multiply the knowledge they get. Project idea was inspired by the “Study on the impact of Non-Formal Education in youth organizations on young people’s employability” launched by the European Youth Forum in October 2012. Based in the findings of the study, young people develop five of the most important skills that are widely sought for and demanded by the employers by engagement in youth organization and youth projects. These skills are communication, teamwork, decision-making, organizational skills and self-confidence. Hence, the proposed project offers methods, tools and practices (based on the principles of non-formal education) that can be implemented and used as inspiration by people dealing with youth and helping their employability skills to be developed. The main objectives set up for this course are to contribute to youth worker’s social and professional growth, to explore the concepts of social inclusion, employment, soft skills, youngsters with fewer opportunities and share best practices, to develop participants competencies how to work concretely to develop soft skills and empower young people from disadvantage backgrounds in long term perspective and to create future and sustainable partnership between partners.The learning process will be follow this structure: four workshops per day with respective breaks among them. The activities will follow the logical line: start with get to know each others steps, group building exercise, entering into the topic, explore the topic, providing tools for empowerment, sharing best practices, put in practice what was learn, follow up and dissemination and final evaluation of the course.The methodology will include communication-based methods (interaction, dialogue, open discussions), activity based methods (sharing experience, practice and experimentation), socially focused methods (partnerships, teamwork, networking) and self-directing methods (creativity, discovery, responsibility, action).The project aims is to explore employability of young people, inclusion, soft skills, young people with fewer opportunities and how it is searched in various sectors of life. These skills and competencies will be beneficial for participants for future initiatives, also helping participants become more aware of self-employment as a career option.
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