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Social competence training and other supporting measures in newly developed training courses
Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Social competence training and other supporting measures in newly developed training courses" Rationale of the project stems from present problems of employment in the EU. Fighting rising levels of unemployment has become one of the most urgent tasks for European governments. Too many young people leave school prematurely and run a high risk of being unemployed. The same risk threatens high number of adult workers with low skills. One quarter of the working age population in Europe, almost 80 million people have only low or basic skills, and a great percent of them area hardly educable or trainable because of different disabilities. Activation of school drop-outs or low-qualified job seekers is a primary field of cooperation in the Public Employment Service (PES) 2020 strategy of the EU. Most relevant priorities of the project are contributing to a reduction in the number of low-skilled adults (re-skilling and up-skilling) and developing partnerships between education and employment. Targeted topics are new innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses and labour market issues incl. career guidance / youth unemployment. Target groups: 1. Unskilled or low-skilled disadvantaged young people and adults between 16-36, who have troubles in finishing/ taking part of trainings in the regular school system as well as of the employment centre, being mentally and/or psychologically unable to follow the usual courses. These persons are excluded from the labour market and belong therefore to a disadvantaged group in social life. Members of the target group are not mentally handicapped, but the social-economic background did not allow them to develop skills, moreover the family and social surrounding often suppresses existing skills and motivation. 2.Trainers, tutors, teachers of the above mentioned group of young adults. They often have no teacher's graduation and have never been trained for educating unemployed young people. Project partners: Savaria Szakképzés-fejlesztési Kft. (Hungary) Berufsförderungsinstitut (BFI) Wien (Austria) Ce.S.F.Or. Centro Studi Formazione Orientamento (Italy) NGi (UK) Limited (United Kingdom) LEED Nonprofit Kft. (Hungary) Partners are training centres, or organisations involved in labour market development and employment pacts. The project runs from 01.09.2014 till 31.08.2016 (24 months). Activities of the project: 1. Project management - general management tasks to ensure continuous flow of activities, financial and time control. 2. Partner meetings: The project partners will meet 4 times, once in each participating country. All partners take part in each meetings. 3. Intellectual outputs: - Course curriculum for the unemployed: "Labour market reintegration of socially-economicaly disadvantaged unemployed young adults" – appr. 120 hours - Course material for trainers of the course for the unemployed: "Attitude shaping of trainers of disaadvantaged unemployed young adults" – appr. 30 hours. 4. Multiplier events: Partners will implement 11 events: 4 workshops for trainers and labour market experts to disseminate outputs, 3 pilot courses to test course curriculum and give feedback. 3 further dissemination events will help successful publicity, and 1 conference connected to the project closure. 5. Dissemination activities and events are built in the activities, most of all muliplier events. Face-to-face events as well as printed and online appearances, use of social media, producing gifts and brochures will help dissemination of project results and experiences. The following indicators and measures will serve to assess how the project reached its aim: Quantitative outputs/indicators of the project: - number of newly developed intellectual outputs - number or delivered pilot courses - number of unemployed taking part of the pilot courses - number of trainers taking part of workshop-pilot course Qualitative indicators of the results of the project's pilot courses on the target groups - questionnaires delivered to the target groups before and after the pilot courses/workshops in the following contents: * reading comprehension * self-assessment * learning skills * satisfaction with the course As expected impact, disadvantaged young people and adults on the short run benefit from suggestions and advices given in order to develop motivation to continue their studies and (re)enter the labor market. On the long run they will benefit more employability due to activities of re-skilling and up-skilling. Teachers/Tutors will directly benefit from the project activities through the further exploitation of their new competences in their professional activity and the update of their training skills with handling features of the Y and Z generation. The project will foster social inclusion and employability in local and regional level, involving training providers and public authorities in the activities. Decreasing number and rate of unemployed young adults decrease
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