Publication of Comparative Analysis of JOB BROKER Project

JobBrokerResENOne of the activities planned within the project JOB BROKER, participating in Documenta, has been a comparative research on the figure, profile and skills of Job Broker in the participating countries.

The findings were presented at the last meeting held in Florence (February 2014) and the executive summary of the comparative research is now available in Spanish and English.

The ‘JOB BROKER. The evolving role of the JOB BROKER across the EU’ is a Leonardo Partnerships funded project led by the UK with partners in Spain, Cyprus, Italy, Austria and Iceland.

It consists of a programme of study (mobility) visits and initial development work over two years to explore the Vocational Education and Training (VET) dimension of the occupational figure of the 'JOB BROKER'. This relates to VET and employability professionals who have an occupational role concerned with supporting unemployed young people and job-seekers with multiple disadvantages to find employment.

To download the executive summary, please, click here

Futher information about the project: www.job-broker.eu

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Solution to Youth Unemployment

YESlarisaThe YES PACK educational materials, based on the development of key competence Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship or the ERF, to train unemployed youth are ready. Partner countries in the Leonardo da Vinci "YES: Youth unemployment: Fostering Entrepreneurial Skills" project have gathered this month, on February 18th and 19th, in Larissa (Greece) to participate in an active workshop familiarize with Athena multimedia platform, the main tool for e-learning study of the educational contents of YES PACK for young entrepreneurs.

YES PACK is a blended learning program combining in-class sessions with distance learning (e-learning) for Young entrepreneurs. The program is an entrepreneurship qualification program, with 8 modules which contain module training material, specific assignments, additional material and discussion forums: (1) Knowledge management; (2) Entrepreneurship and starting a business; (3) Risk management and business law; (4) SME marketing; (5) Business finance and economics; (6) Management of a firm; (7) SME taxation; (8) Business plan.

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Age Management Strategies at Workplaces: Scotland Parliament Study Visit

LIKE glasgowThis month on January 16th – 17th 2014 Documenta traveled to Scotland to further work on the implementation of Age Management Strategies at workplaces, priority of the European initiative LIKE, committed to combat age barriers in employment and promoting the adaptability of older workers to the changing business and social environment.

On Thursday January 16th LIKE project partners participated in the 5th project meeting, organized in Glasgow by the Scottish project partner the University of Strathclyde, to ultimate the ongoing project activities and developments, review the Age Management Strategies’ pilot experiment in real enterprises, and examine its first results.

On January 17th the partnership went to Edinburgh to take part in a Study Tour to Scottish Parliament, as part of the awareness raising activities planned within LIKE project. The Parliament visit was centered on a presentation of Scotland's Futures Forum, created by the Scottish Parliament to help its Members, along with policy makers, businesses, academics, and the wider community of Scotland, look beyond immediate horizons, to some of the challenges and opportunities to be faced in the future. Looking beyond the 4 year electoral cycle and away from party politics, the forum seeks to stimulate public debate in Scotland, bringing fresh perspectives, ideas and creative solutions.

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Validation and Development of Key Competences of the European Reference Framework for Continuous Vocational Training

DOCUMENTA participates in a new European Project: PR-ERF Kick-off

PR ERF CHIPREThe design and facilitation of individual, tailored-made learning paths in order to acquire key competences in ERF, is still needed to cope with a changing labour market, and a challenging issue for VET and adult education sectors at European level, excessively oriented to training in knowledge and technical skills.

The city of Nicosia (Cyprus) Leonardo called Practical Methodology hosted on 9 and 10 January 2014 the kick-off project meeting for Practical Methodology for Acquiring Key Competences of European Reference Framework through Continuous Vocational Education and Training (PR-ERF), which has begun its journey this month. This initiative aims to develop a comprehensive method of validation and development of key competences of the European Reference Framework for Continuous Vocational Training, adapted to levels 4 and 5 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF), to cover the existing deficit of programs of qualification skills and key competences in continuous training.

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