Jobshadowing in London – Schülerförderung mal anders
Im Rahmen unseres KA1 Projekte INTENT hatte ich die Möglichkeit ein 2,5 wöchiges Jobshadowing bei einer spannenden gemeinnützigen Organisation in London. Jobshadowing bedeutet, dass ich den Kollegen dort über die Schulter geschaut habe und mich von deren Projekten und ihrer Arbeit inspirieren lassen durfte. Meine Gastgeber waren 15billion ebp – eine Organisation im Osten Londons, die Schulen im Stadtteil Borough of Newham dabei unterstützt, SchüleInnen auf den Übergang in die Berufswelt vorzubereiten. Dies ist im Borough of Newham von besonderer Bedeutung, da es einer der einzigen beiden Stadteile von London ist, in denen ethnische Minderheiten die Bevölkerungsmehrheit stellen. Continue reading
Für meine Arbeit in den EU-Projekten wollte ich unbedingt meine Englischkenntnisse aufbessern, und was liegt näher, als dies in England zu tun? Da kam mir die Möglichkeit gerade Recht, im Rahmen von Projekt INTENT ein dreiwöchiges Job Shadowing bei unserer Partnerorganisation Community Action Dacorum (CAD) in Hemel Hempstead zu machen.
One of our staff members, S., 52-years old, female, went for 3,5 weeks to the Marseille-based Eurocircle Association that is an organisation that has been working in the field of youth international mobility, non-formal education, intercultural dialogue, social and professional inclusion, citizenship and diversity for more than 25 years and is thus an expert in dealing with diverse groups of learners. With its experience with European and international programmes and activities there was a lot to learn from them in terms of relevant approaches on how to involve these target groups in various informal and non-formal learning activities.
After her return, she wrote: Continue reading
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.
Successful training in Matosinhos
If you are interested in finding out how the course went and what we are doing next – have a look at our Newsletter nr 3.
BUPNET was successful in applying for funds for their continous professional develpoment of their staff. The KA1 project entitled INTENT – Intercultural competences and development for new target groups is funded within the framework of the EU Erasmus+ education programme and offers our employees and teaching staff the opportunity to gain new impulses and ideas for improving their own practice and to extend their practical competences in during teaching or learning stays in other European countries. In the next months our staff members will go abroad and either be involved in job shadowing activites or in training courses. The team is very much looking forward to this experience!
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
On 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 markets 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.
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.