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 [...]
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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 [...]
The training course "From Home to Work" arrives at Heraklion, Crete (Greece). The Greek partner of ICARO project, Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber (TIHC), organised on 12 to 18 March the training courses including 40 hours of the face to face classroom instruction. The Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber (TIHC) coordinated the Blending learning program “From home to work”. This training was addressed to unemployed adult learners taking part in ICARO project. The face to face classroom instruction with 25 participants and 3 tutors, successfully took place at 12th to 18th of March 2019 from Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry. [...]
The pilot course "From Home to work" has been developed during 6 weeks by 2 groups simultaneously, in two sessions per week of 4 hours each by the Spanish partner "SEF Servicio Regional de Empleo y Formación." This training is addressed to unemployed adult learners. to improve their employability thanks to Soft skills The face-to-face sessions were held in the employment offices of Murcia and Cartagena, where there are infrastructure and staff, both staff and material, for the proper development of the sessions. All the students had a computer, and, in each classroom, there was a screen for common work. Each group [...]
The 23rd of January the SEF (Spanish team) celebrated a working meeting with professionals who will be in charge of mentoring and tutoring the "From home to work" course participants. These participants had the opportunity to attend the International Training in Hamburg last November. During these days, they exchanged views with other countries peers. The Spanish Team tackle issues such as: participants selection procedure, the face to face training sessions, the content and up to date aspects related to the online training. By the end of February the piloting course will take place. Next step will be to present the results [...]
ICARO International Training took place from the 12 to the 16 of November at the Hamburger Volkshochschule (Hamburg). This training programme counted with the participation of five selected volunteers. The volunteers were adult educators or counsellor guides and were selected by the national partners in their home countries (Servicio Regional de Empleo y Formacion de Murcia; KEK Tehnikes Sholes Epimelitriou Irakleiou; Socialiniu Inovaciju Fondas and Hamburger Volkshochschule). The International Training aimed to train adult educators on soft-skills and receive feedback from ICARO training platform that will be used by them to orient unemployed adult learners on soft-skills. The five days-training were [...]
Partners from DCU (Ireland) organised the national training on 19 and 26th October. These days according to Jane O'Kelly (DCU) "were very useful to all trainers and DCU researchers who took part'. The recognition of the work of ICARO, the sharing of experience and knowledge on soft skills in FET in Ireland and the review and discussion of the draft curriculum meant that all participants learned a great deal about the challenges of soft skills education and assessment. The experience and contributions from all participants were greatly appreciated. Some of the participants will attend to the International training in Hamburg, which will for sure [...]
The EPALE conference 2018 "Fostering an inspiring adult learning community" was held in Budapest on October 15th and 16th 2018. Over 250 delegates from across the 28 member states took part an estimated 39 languages represented. The focus of the conference was on adult education in Europe, the new Erasmus+ programme and how EPALE could continue to grow to support the adult education community. Heike Kölln-Prisner, from Hamburg Volkhochschule and Jane O’Kelly, from DCU, Dublin had the opportunity to talk with colleagues about soft skills assessment and discuss a learner-centred focus in adult education. The conference had presentations from: Dana Carmen Bachmann, [...]
The second LAG meeting took place in Heraklion in May to discuss the draft version of IO2. There have been present 5 members, representing 3 organizations experienced in Adult Education (TIHC, STEPC and Youthnet Hellas NGO). The Group has also discussed the modules to be produced for IO3 and their potential to improve employability of adult people who are out of the job market.