On 20./21. September 2018 the SASSI consortium met in Loughborough, UK, for the first partner meeting. The meeting aimed to set the ground for the future project develoment works. As SASSI – Working on is a follow-up project of the SASSI project the purpose of this meeting was also to analyse the elements that can be built on and those that will have to be developed anew.
SASSI-Working on aims at exploiting the innovation expressed in the previous project in terms of age-sensitive training to create innovative later career guidance methodologies.
As a first step the partners agreed to review the National and Comparative Needs Analysis Reports produced in the SASSI project, and to undertake targeted research to gain a more detailed understanding of the situation for Career Guidance/Career Management for older people in each country. Also it seems necessary to gather data on approaches and programmes that are put in place in the partner countries in order to find ways for coping with the increasing retirement age, as this is no longer something which can be ignored.
We are pleased to announce that the follow-up project of the project SASSI was approved by the National Agency in UK.
SASSI-Working On will exploit and further develop the products develped in the previous project in terms of age-sensitive training to create innovative later career guidance methodologies. It intends to extend and enhance the access to age-sensitive careers advice, skills updating and work experience opportunities for older workers, and develop innovative approaches to guidance for older workers and job seekers.
The approach on promoting and validating the competences of C-VET providers, trainers, HR professionals and line managers in providing age-sensitive approaches to career management/advice initiated in SASSI will be further customised and applied.
SASSI Awards for innovative workforce development strategies for the ageing workforce
We are seeking submissions of innovative workforce development strategies that maintain and improve the motivation and productivity of older workers; strategies that enhance inclusion and age-diversity whilst supporting an organisational vision, and that create positive organisational outcomes.
The SASSI Awards aim to highlight and celebrate this good practice. The Awards will be presented at the SASSI Conference in Meppel, Netherlands on 18th May 2017.
Winners will receive a grant for their travel and accommodation costs.
The 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:
- Preliminary phase: 12.09.-23.09.2016 in e-learning
- Face-to-face: 26.09.-30.09.2016 in Matosinhos (near Porto), Portugal
- Follow-up: 01.10.16-31.01.17 in e-learning Continue reading
The partners of the Silver Age Silver Sage Initiative had a successful meeting in beautiful Vienna in April.
The main focus was on further developing the concepts both on the SASSI community and the SASSI training. Continue reading
SASSI at a glance …
Find out more on our Silver Age Silver Sage Initiative in our SASSI_Newsletter.