SASSI … and the winners are

During the final conference of the SASSI project, held on 18 May and hosted by Drenthe College in Meppel, two organizations have been awarded the SASSI award. These are: Leer Werk Centrum from the Netherlands and Vzdelávací inštitút COOP from Slovakia. Both showed their strong commitment in applying workforce development initiatives for older workers.

SASSI – Training of Trainers in Portugal

Silver Sage_FinalThe SASSI consortium offers a Training of Trainers (ToT) activity for VET/Adult education providers. The course aims at improving the technical and didactical expertise of the participating trainers in order to enable them to work with groups of mature adults.
The course is divided in three main phases:
  1. Preliminary phase: 12.09.-23.09.2016 in e-learning
  2. Face-to-face: 26.09.-30.09.2016 in Matosinhos (near Porto), Portugal
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SASSI – 2nd newsletter

Silver Sage_FinalWe have been busy!   Please CLICK HERE  to see the July 2016 Newsletter of the SASSI project for an update on our activities and progress.

SASSI – the Silver Age Silver Sage Initiative is a European-wide project funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme tasked with developing an innovative, age-sensitive approach to Continuous Professional Development within organisations and in Vocational Education.

Hier finden Sie die deutsche Version des SASSI-Newsletters – SASSI steht im Deuschen für “Initiative Silbernes Alter Silberne Weisheit”

SASSI – Kick-off meeting in Portugal

Silver Sage_FinalOn 11./12.11.2015 the SASSI consortium met in Matosinhos, Portugal for the first partner meeting. The meeting aimed to set the ground for the future project develoment works.
SASSI aims to support age-responsive approaches to continuous professional development (CPD) for older learners and workers. As a first step the partners defined the target margroup_TM1kets in more detail. It was agreed that in SASSI with older learners and workers we refer to people aged 50+ who are job seekers/ career changers and/or those who wish to remain in work (either because they want to keep working past retirement age, or because they have to work for longer as a result of the raising of the pension age. The primary target markets are trainers working with people aged 50+: both vocational and adult education trainers for CPD (both in and out of the workplace) and employability as well as employers (HR managers + line managers) for workplace CPD and updating.
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SASSI – Age-sensitive approaches to professional development

Silver Sage_Final SASSI stands for Silver Age, Silver SAge Initiative and is a new EU-funded project in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. SASSI aims to support age-sensitive approaches to continuous professional development for older learners and workers.

Across Europe demographic trends, reinforced by policies aimed at delaying retirement, are leading to an increase in the average age of the workforce. People are wanting to, or having to, work for longer than ever before. This is a cause for concern for both employers and older workers if skills, and therefore productivity and employability, deteriorate with age.

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