In Greece, ICARO project national dissemination multiplier event took place on the 16 of July. On July 16, the Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented the ICARO project. The event was attended by more than 40 professionals related to training for employment in order to transfer the need to train the long-term unemployed in ‘soft skills’. The event was attended by around 43 participants from different organisations were present: Chamber, entrepreneurs , universities, job agency, adult educators etc. Participants were welcomed by the Vice presidents of the Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber of Commerce & Industry. MR. Avraam [...]
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In Lithuania, ICARO project national dissemination multiplier events took place on June 20 and June 27. On June 20 the event was attended by 23 participants and on June 27 – by 16 participants, representing different organizations: Labour Exchange, Municipality, AE institutions, NGO. Participants were welcomed by the head of European Innovation Centre Daiva Damuleviciene and representative of Lithuanian Adult Education Association, Prof Irena Zemaitaityte. The idea of soft skills training for low skilled job-seeking adults and ICARO project intellectual outputs were presented by Zivile Jonyniene (Social Innovation Fund). Discussion on “How soft skills can improve the employability of long duration [...]
The multiplier event for the ICARO project in Ireland was held in the Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s Campus, DCU, Dublin on Thursday 20th June 2019. A range of stakeholders were invited including members of the local action groups, tutors and trainers from further education and training settings, employers, government officials and graduates, current students and lecturers from education and training programmes. The event consisted of presentations from ICARO Irish partners on the design, development and delivery of the intellectual outputs of the project including the initial research on soft skills in each partner country, the soft skills assessment report, [...]
On June 24, the Regional Employment and Training Service presented the ICARO project at the Archivo Region from Murcia. The event was attended by more than a hundred professionals related to training for employment in order to transfer the need to train the long-term unemployed in 'soft skills'. The national seminar was the perfect occasion to introduce the tools and resources to the local community of professionals working on career counselling, human resources but also to adult learners, the main target audience. One of the main tools presented was the online platform "From Home to Work" which facilitates the acquisition of [...]
On 20 June, the SEF, el Servicio de Empleo y Formación of Murcia colleagues, Fuensanta Munuera and Paqui Munuera were interviewed at the Radio Programme "Connexion Europe" at the local radio Onda Regional de Murcia. Play the interview
On June 18, the Hamburger Volkshochschule organised ICARO project national dissemination multiplier event. The event was attended by around 30 participants from different organisations were present: State Departments, chambers, AE providers, labour unions, job agency representatives and district representatives. The main discussions revolved around the need for Soft Skills in a changing and digitalized world of work (introduced by Jana Kappel, Chamber of Commerce Hamburg) and the introduction to the ICARO project ICARO by Heike Kölln-Prisner. Following this, participants had the opportunity to discover the online the platform "From Home to Work ( “Soft skills für den Job)” and to carry out a [...]
The Final Conference of ICARO – Innovative Curriculum on Soft Skills for Adult Learners (Project no: 2017-1-ES01-KA202-038271) “From Home to Work” took place on 12 June at the European Committee of the Regions. The event was co-organised by the Belgian partner EfVET and the Murcia Region Office in Brussels. The event was opened by Thomas Wobben (Committee of the Regions, Director Commission for Social policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC). He stressed the importance of bringing the EU policies into the ground, local and regional contexts. Though, he recognised, the adult education, is not on the top of the agenda at the [...]
The Final Conference: From Home to Work will take place on 12 June at the Committee of the Regions, Brussels. This seminar will introduce the final results of the “ICARO-Innovative Curriculum on Soft Skills for Adult Learners” project. ICARO partnership has worked with long-term unemployed adult learners, low-skilled and people facing difficulties to access to the labour market in Spain, Germany, Greece and Ireland. ICARO has gone one step beyond and has put in place a recognition system for the skills acquired by the learners after the practical application of the curriculum. During the seminar partners will introduce the main results of the [...]
The pilot course “From Home to work” started in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 4 March and it will finish by 17 May. The training is coordinated by the Lithuanian partner Social Innovation Fund (SIF). This training is addressed to unemployed adult learners. to improve their employability thanks to Soft skills. In the beginning, the adult learners were introduced to ICARO soft-skills training platform by Lithuanian coordinators of the project. Learners got individual access to ICARO online training platform and were asked to make a primary review of the features at home. Following training sessions were organized in small groups taking into account the [...]
The pilot course “From Home to work” started in Hamburg (Germany) on 13 March and it will last for 10-12 weeks. The training is coordinated by the German partner "Hamburger Volkshochshule". This training is addressed to unemployed adult learners. to improve their employability thanks to Soft skills. VHS - Deutschsprachkurs There are 47 participants and they are all foreigners, coming from various countries including the EU area but as well as from Asia/Arabia. They all have German language comprehension on the level of B2, in fact, they are in the progress of finishing their B2-exams in German soon. They will have [...]