2014. SET4WORK (SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TRAINING FOR WORK)
Project title: SET4Work (Social Enterprise Training for Work)
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Projects
Project summary: SET4Work addresses the issue of high and increasing levels of unemployment for people who are facing particular difficulties in accessing training and/or the labour market, and who are likely to be less attractive to potential employers in the current financial climate. The aim is to transfer and improve the tested training material SET4Work, a Business start-up course based on a social enterprise ethos, which provides alternative ways of learning within traditional learning centres and/or via an e-Learning portal, in order to train and support people in the development of soft skills and work preparation skills.To promote the transfer and recognition of achievable competencies within the UK and across Europe, ECVET principles and instruments will be implemented.
The objectives are to: Share, adapt and improve the existing materials to local partner contexts;Improve the recognition of the learning outcomes of this course by using ECVET, EQAVET and EQF principles and guidelines linked to national VET structures; Create a website that includes the e-learning platform of the course and is flexible to the access needs of participants and trainers; Test the adopted learning materials (direct training and e-Learning platform) by training 20 trainers and by training 120 beneficiaries within the duration of the project; Provide a high quality of the project results by internal and external evaluation (internal for project management; external for unbiased and relevant on-going reference);Disseminate the project results within the participating countries and the EU successfully to focus more on this target group and to supply better attitudes and resources for it. All participating partners have an already very well existing network with national VET stakeholders and provide the needed experience to successfully implement the project.
The main results of the project will be: New approaches, behavioral changes towards employment within the main target group – unemployed people with difficulties – will be introduced and adapted. The course will enable these persons to access (further) vocational education and training and/or the first labour market. Including e-learning will help to reach persons that live in small cities and rural regions as well. It will bring the VET institutions closer to the implementation of new media in their learning settings. The course will have an influence on the trainers and VET stakeholders concerning their attitude and resources to focus and support this target group in the right way. By understanding and implementing ECVET, the transparency concerning learning outcomes, the quality of VET, the quantity of ECVET-partnerships and with this permeability and mobility will be increased.
Project partners:– Siawns Teg Limited (UK) – project coordinator;– e-code (Slovakia);– SISTEMA TURISMO s.r.l. (Italy);– VsI Socialiniu inovaciju centras (Lithuania);– Akademie für berufliche Bildung gGmbH (Germany);– Coleg Harlech WEA (N) (UK).Project activities
Project duration: 2012-2014