The Job Bridge project has come to an end. We are glad to announce that we have been able to achieve the aspired result. Here is what we did, in a nutshell:
As part of the Job Bridge project, facilitators of learning initiatives for young people participated in an extensive training course in Göttingen in February 2020, with the view to then carry out the so-called pilot learning projects involving at least 15 volunteers per partner country. The aim was to implement the methodologies developed in the earlier stages of the Job Bridge project and at the end of the pilot phase, the objective was to validate the competences acquired by both the facilitators and volunteers during the training and pilot projects, including utilising the innovative LEVEL5 methodology. Continue reading
We are happy to announce the three winners of our Job Bridge Award – the Job Bridge Award addressed projects and initiatives aimed at validating learning outcomes in volunteering.
The winners are:
- Validation of Volunteer Work, presented by ESN, Belgium
- Skills Summary – The easy way to track and develop your life skills, presented by National Youth Council of Ireland
- NOW App, presented by NOW, Switzerland
Find here the project abstracts: Continue reading
Our JOB BRIDGE project is heavily affected by the corona crisis. Normally, all partners would currently carry out pilot projects to implement the JOB BRIDGE approach to validate the competences acquired in volunteering. Most of our planned pilot projects had to be suspended. And of course, we are not the only ones affected!
How do volunteers cope with the COVID crisis? What do they learn in volunteering? How to value the competences that they acquire?
Find the answers by registering* to three Webinars organised by our Belgian project partner LLLPlatform!
*Registrations are compulsory in order to get the Zoom link.
During the webinar on 16th June an input on the effects for the JOB BRIDGE project will be given.
More information and registrations here:bit.ly/2MryhH2
Do you do any volunteer work?
Then let this voluntary commitment be recognised by a European digital badge.
Your voluntary activities make a relevant contribution to your personal development. You will build new relationships and acquire a whole range of life skills which you may be able to use in the labour market at a later stage. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that the Job Bridge training course for trainers and multipliers was successfully carried out on February 11th to 13th in the premises of the BUPNET in Göttingen, Germany. The course lasted 18 hours in total and included 22 participants from all partner countries. The course aimed to enable the participants to implement competence-oriented approaches with volunteers and validate competences acquired in the voluntary activities. All main course contents are available on the Job Bridge online platform. Continue reading
The second partner meeting took place on 07./08.10.2019 in Rome. The main purpose was to define the topics of the training course for volunteering facilitators and to set up the curriculum for the three-day course that will take place in February 2020 in Göttingen.
The main topics that are considered relevant are: Continue reading
During the project a BADGES-app was created for young adults aged 18 to 35, seeking work or training, who go on mobility to Malta to gain professional experience abroad, learn and use a foreign language, get to know a foreign environment and culture independently and actively, and gain orientation for the future and their future career path in the scope of the “The Challenge Abroad – Continued” project. Continue reading
Job Bridge project partners are launching two surveys to help them analyse the situation regarding validation and volunteering in the EU.
One is addressing former and current volunteers, the other addresses volunteer-based organisations (facilitators of volunteers).
- Are you a former or current volunteer? Do you want to share your experience with us?
Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDC362W
- Are you a volunteer facilitator? Do you want to share your experience with us?
Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JJSVGTD
On 12./13. of February, 2019, the Job Bridge partners met in Paris for the kick-off meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to get to know to each other and to plan in detail the first project activities.
The partners discussed in detail the approach of the stocktaking and needs analysis phase and brainstormed those competences that can be aquired in volunteering activities, on the one hand, and that are at the same time relevant for future employers. Currently the long list of competences is being revised and will be further consolidated by means of surveys and interviews in the partner countries.
Volunteering is an important means for (young) people to develop themselves, by building new relationships and gaining a whole set of life skills that can improve their employability. It serves to gather important experience in unknown fields, to develop social, personal and organisational competences.
The Job Bridge project – Job Bridge for Volunteers, is a two year project, which aims to offer the means for educational providers dealing with volunteers to assess their volunteers’ competences and to support their learning paths. Job Bridge will develop a fully-fledged user-centred approach for validating non-formal and informal learning processes in volunteering activities, including a well proven web-based documentation, both for learners and those supervising them, the “facilitators”.
On the 12-13 February 2019, the partnership will meet for the first time in Paris, France and set up the first steps for a comprehensive comparative research report.