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World Skills of World Youth for better employability
Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Mar 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The ''World Skills of World Youth for better employability" project partners from Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Turkey and Chile joined to develop a toolkit with learning scenarios that bridge the gaps between young peoples’ skills and the world of work via non-formal education methods. The learning scenarios will allow youngsters to experience real life situations, engaged in role-plays, action based or case based learning in safe environment, led by youth workers. The toolkit will be complemented by a training course, which increases the youth workers’ capacity to provide non-formal trainings that foster youngsters’ skills for employability, which school and university education often fail to provide, due to highly fragmented knowledge, separated in subjects. The aim of the partners is to put together variety of learning scenarios on five priority topics identified as useful for social and professional realisation in life:- Informational and communication technologies / ICT (skill for confident and critical use of ICT; virtual collaboration: ability to work productively and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team; data and personal security issues in internet, social networking, etc.) - Media literacy (critical assessment and development of content, ability to categorise and filter information for importance)- Communication skills (connecting with others; ability to use various channels for persuasive communication; context appropriate communication; interpersonal and intercultural awareness; tolerance)- Sense of self & community (personal development; self-esteem; confidence; self-efficacy; civic engagement; strengthened bonds to community; partnership work); - Entrepreneurship (planning and decision-making skills, novel thinking, problem solving, finding solutions and responses into unexpected circumstances; ability to plan and to work productively).Youth workers and experts from the project partner institutions will collaborate on developing the content of the tool-kit (cross-assessing, discussing, modifying, adapting the “learning scenarios”), as well as the agenda and methodology of the capacity-building course. Youth workers will have the opportunity to take part in 2 international collaborative workshops (in Santiago, Chile and in Istanbul, Turkey) and in international capacity-building course for youth workers (in Sofia, Bulgaria) during which they will collaborate, test and refine the project outcomes.The project applies cascading approach through which young people work together to transfer knowledge, skills and attitudes to their peers, passing on and multiplying in this way the expertise they have gained. This approach allows for grass-root effect due to the fact that young people provide individual support to other young people in an informal environment and contribute to closing the gap between the competences acquired by young people and the needs of the labour market.
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