IO1: MANUAL FOR BASIC SKILLS AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF ADULTS AGED 45+, WITH MIGRANT BACKGROUND
The purpose of the handbook is the (re)insertion on the labour market, by identifying and validating existing competencies and addressing the skills gap. This handbook is meant to professionals in adult education, counselors or trainers, aiming to provide them with helpful tools and guidance on how to identify, together with the adults 45+, with a migrant background, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to address them, in a holistic manner, combining existing specialized training or validation services. It will have about 120 pages, structured in chapters like the specificity of adults 45+; how to address the challenges of the migrant background; educational and career guidance; combining validation of competencies with training courses/modules; how to identify and evaluate transversal competence; how to help adults to build their personal and professional portfolio; how to enable for active citizenship and community participation?
IO2: TRAINING PACKAGE WITH TWO MODULES: DIGITAL SKILLS AND SOFT SKILLS AND A USER GUIDE FOR TRAINERS
The training package will be designed to meet national regulations for certified training. The modules can be picked up in a flexible manner, according to the adults’ needs. The soft skills addressed will be related to cultural awareness, communication skills, social skills, learning to learn, political competencies, etc., enabling active citizenship and participation. There are provided guidelines and possible examples on how to design training in an integrative manner so that the trainers can use and adapt them to the specificity of their training group. A knowledge pool and database will be put together, at the teacher’s disposal, to be used as open educational resources. The package will be available online, together with the knowledge pool database.
IO3: UPDATED TOOLS FOR EVALUATION AND VALIDATION OF EXISTING COMPETENCIES, IN THE BUILDING SECTOR, AND FOR TRANSVERSAL SKILLS
The existing tools and methodologies (i.e. elaborated in Back to work, and other projects) will be updated according to the occupational standards and competency profiles, according to national regulations.
The purpose of validation is to aid those without Proof of education, diplomas, or professional degrees to be able to have their skills acknowledged and documented in accordance with the requirements of the industry set for different occupations and salary levels. For individuals, validation represents, for example, being able to get a job in the construction industry and be acknowledged at a salary level equivalent to their competence. The work of the construction industry with validation focuses firstly on acknowledging documented training and experience – and, secondly, on practical and theoretical tests. Some are content with a superficial assessment of competence as it is often sufficient to obtain a job.