Learning by Doing
Start date: Feb 2, 2015,
End date: Nov 1, 2015
"Learning by Doing" is two stage project, which is aiming to support youth development and employment in EU and EECA Region.
The main idea to organize such kind of project was caused by the current situation regarding the youth employment. According to the latest researches the largest problem of modern Europe is the high level of youth unemployment. There can be named several aspects which has caused the present situation. but as most of the experts argue the crucial thing is that, youngsters are not having enough skills to get employed too. They do not have enough personal or professional experience to find there way in the competitive job market.
Erasmus+ is offering a lot of tools which can resolve this problem and project - Recipe for Employment aims to prove it.
Training Course ( First Stage) " Youth Employment +" will bring together 32 youngsters from 8 different EU and EECA countries with the aim to help newly graduated youngsters to gain basic knowledge about very useful things, for example: how to write CV and motivation letter, how to make self presentation and presentation in general; how to act during interview; main aspects of leadership and team work, creativity, time management and project management. they will have chance to plan, participate and learn about different youth activities, which is helping them to develop. During the training Course they will be informed about all the activities which can be implemented under Erasmus + and they will be able to be actively involved in this program. At the same time they will see real examples how active citizenship and volunteering can be useful. hosting organization will arrange a meeting with youth workers, ex- volunteers who had started to be very active in different fields and during this process made important personal contacts which later helped them to get job offers. It will be a sharing of best practice.
Youth Exchange (Second stage) "Integration+" will bring together 48 youngsters from 8 different EU and EECA countries and the main target group will be youngsters with fewer opportunities. the most active and motivated participants of TC will come as leaders, Ex- participants of TC will have chance to use theoretical background of the TC and share it with others. Than all participants of YE will be able to lead same kind of sessions in Schools of rural areas of Georgia. it will be a good example of peer education. besides it is very important to say that youngsters coming from orphan houses are having even more obstacles in the way of employment. In Georgian reality mainly they are learning how to make handmade souvenirs, but it is also big challenge to reach the users. So, participants of YE will teach them how to make good project out of good idea, how to implement it and with the help of organizers they will make exhibition/festival/market of their handmade souvenirs. as a result participants of YE will learn how to create beautiful and unique things with their own hands and also they will use their knowledge of project development in practice. they will be in charge of implementation this idea with the monitoring of organizers.
So the overall aim of two stage project "Recipe to Employment" is to give youngsters opportunity learn more about Erasmus+, active citizenship, find themselves as main actors of social development, encourage them to participate in youth work and gain experience which will finally help them get employed. It will be kind of personal development course for youngsters who are just in the way of choosing future professions and they will get sessions which will help them to develop their career; give them basic skills how to write CV and motivation letter, how to make self presentation, how to act during the interview. they will learn importance of leadership and team work, creativity, time management and project management. they will try to work with peers with fewer opportunities, they will sea the advantage of inclusion and cooperation. At the end of each stage(TC or YE) they will have chance to plan future projects together and work on the most problematic issues they face in their society.
The main objectives of the TC are:
• To promote Erasmus+
• Help youngsters develop themselves as active citizens and future youth workers
• To reduce the youth unemployment;
• To promote integration/inclusion
The learning methods of project will be through non-formal and in-formal education. For to achieve the principal goals of TC there will be used different creative methods and activities.
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