Training Course: The Mirror that Leads to Employability (Mi.L.E)
Dates: 3-12 July 2018
Venue: Edessa, Greece
Eligible are 37 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain
Application deadline: 15th April 2018
This training course aims to equip youth workers & youth leaders with the appropriate skills and knowledge to strengthen and promote the employability of their members and volunteers, making the most of the work accomplished by them in the field of youth.
Surveys on European level on the field of youth work have demonstrated that there is a great and positive correlation between youth work and employability. At the same time, the surveys showed a significant weakness in youth organizations to utilize this correlation for the benefit of young people in their target-group.
The training course “The Mirror that Leads to Employability” (Mi.LE) was designed to meet just this need, in order to sensitize and especially train youth workers from various European organizations on how to strengthen and promote the employability of their members and volunteers.
Thus, the objectives of this training course are the following:
• To raise awareness on the participants about the important role that youth organizations can have in enhancing the employability of young people that are associated with them.
• To familiarize the trainees with ways and methods to create a “self-reflection culture” within their organisations, which will help young people at all times to be aware of the competences, skills and qualifications they have acquired.
• To train the participants on issuing certificates of employment for the staff and volunteers in their organizations, whereby the individual qualifications of youth workers will be clearly shown and with refer to the working positions they look for.
• To train the participants on how to conduct coaching, mentoring, counseling for employability issues to the young people associated with their organization and on how to outline (in their CVs, their cover letters and interviews with employers) the individual soft skills and specific qualifications held and acquired through youth work and engagement in youth work activities.
• To familiarize the trainees on how to utilize the tools “Youthpass”, “European Portfolio for Youth Leaders and Youth Workers”, “Europass CV”, “Europass Cover Letter” for self-reflection and promotion of individual qualifications with an aim to increase the employability of young people.
• To make the trainees recognize the importance and necessity that contacts and synergies of youth organizations with companies, employer associations and employment agencies could have, with an aim to enhance the chances of finding employment for the young people associated with their organisation.
• To raise awareness on participants about the importance of enhancing employability, not only for the obvious economic reason for creation of income, but also for the social importance of employability, which can enable social integration and cohesion amongst young people and especially among those with fewer opportunities.
Participants will engage in multiple workshops and activities that are going to take place with the use of non-formal learning methods.
This project has been carried out with the support of the Erasmus+ Program.
100% of hosting costs (accommodation, food, etc.) will be covered by the hosting organization.
100% of travel costs will be refunded, as long as they don’t exceed the travel budget.
The travel budget per participant is 275 euros, except for participants
- from Spain (360 euros),
- from Bulgaria and from Greece (180 euros).