Job Club Plus (JC+) is a new 30 month project funded by the GRUNDTVIG Programme under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.
Merseyside Expanding Horizons are the UK partners in this project which aims to develop, test and disseminate at European level an effective and sustainable methodology to increase the employability of low-skilled and long-term unemployed people by providing key-training and guidance. The major aim of increasing the employability of those people encompasses the objectives of up skilling, educating and empowering them via a range of complementary and balanced activities.
The proposed methodology is an enhanced version of a Job Club (JC), thus the project is called Job Club Plus (JC+). A job club is a help club for unemployed or underemployed people, to facilitate self-help in the job search and to monitor progresses. In a JC people meet regularly to discuss their efforts and share outcomes.
The basic JC, mostly used in the USA and the UK and only recently in other countries such as Italy, is fit for average users but inappropriate for low-skilled and more vulnerable people, who need much more support from educational, technical and psychological point of view.
Project activities include;
- Investigation of the best existing career guidance practices, to improve the upskilling methodology
- Development and testing of the curriculum for the Job Club + programme
- Design and testing of the learning outcomes validation process
- Development and testing of the trainers’ training programme
- Ensuring appropriate knowledge and visibility of the project throughout Europe
- Ensuring appropriate take-up of the project outcomes by the career guidance and adult education operators and other stakeholders in Europe.
The enhanced methodology will be developed across 6 countries to produce an effective tool to face the complex and widespread problem of long term unemployment across Europe through an integrated path comprising up-skilling, empowering and educating disadvantaged adults.
The project comprises of 6 partner organisations from 6 different countries, ARES – Italy (coordinating organisation), Greta du Velay – France, MEH – UK, FOLK – Sweden, Verein Multikulturell – Austria and Accion Laboral – Spain.
The first meeting for the project took place in Campobasso Italy in December 2013.
For more information about the project please contact;
Innovative Methods and Practices to Facilitate Social Inclusion
Grundtvig Multilateral Project
Project No: 503575-LLP-1-2009-1-LT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP
JOB-YES! offers innovative solutions to foster integration of individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds and fewer opportunities into the labour market by upgrading their soft skills coherent to employment-related key competencies: a sense of entrepreneurship, social and civic competencies, digital competencies and learning to learn. In addition JOB-YES will improve the quality of training provided by adult educator (AE) organisations active within employment related training to low skilled individuals.
- Coordinator: Socialiniu inovaciju fondas (Lithuania)
- Vidzeme Region vocational competencies centre (Latvia)
- Viesoji istaiga Baltijos edukaciniu technologiju institutas (Lithuania)
- Merseyside Expanding Horizons (United Kingdom)
- Kauno teritorine darbo birza (Lithuania)
- DEFOIN S.L (Spain)
More info : www.job-yes.eu
The project MIGOBI is a partnership of nine European partners in VET, adult education and higher education who want to contribute to Europe 2020 goals by:
- developing an open, flexible, interactive and engaging learning module on developing and experiencing entrepreneurial spirit in intercultural learning settings combining approaches used in adult education (open processes, learner centred) and approaches used in VET (outcome oriented, efficient). This module is designed to facilitate exchange between different learners on their values and attitudes concerning entrepreneurship and to encourage practical entrepreneurial experiences. This module will be available as open educational resource and will be usable in blended learning and face-to-face setting. It shall be so easily adaptable that tailored learning opportunities for different learners are made possible facilitating up-skilling processes of low skilled adults. It will be possible to include this module in many different VET and adult education settings benefitting both systems. In order to facilitate European recognition it will be aligned to European transparency instruments (ECVET / EQF).
- addressing the challenge of enabling teachers and trainers in adult education and VET to implement educational spirit as a transversal approach in various training settings and while teaching various subjects. A train-the-trainer course will be developed and tested both in European and in national settings with 140 trainers. All resources developed for this course will be open educational resources.
The module will be implemented with 90 learners coming from different areas in life (VET learners, adult learners, migrants, jobless young people) during the projects lifetime.
- MEH, United Kingdom
- BFI OOE, Austria
- VHS OOE, Austria
- EURO CULTURE, Italy
- CEPS PROJECTES SOCIALS, Spain
- AHE, Poland
- ISQ, Portugal
- ALPS, France
- ABF, Sweden