Welcome to YOUTHCOACH project
The fourth project meeting and transnational workshop in Zagreb (Croatia)
The fourth project meeting and transnational workshop took place in Zagreb (Croatia) 15th-19th February 2016. All partner countries had been represented in the meeting together with the trainers and experts. Once the Train the Trainer course were piloted in partner countries, the material has been tested and adapted during the transnational workshop.
Next project meeting and Final Conference will take place in Badajoz (Spain) next 7th and 8th of June 2016.
Third project newsletter has been published
Third project meeting in Austria
The third project meeting took a place in Linz (Austria) 7th and 8th October 2015. All partners countries had been represented by 12 participants. At the meeting partners dealed with the last steps of competence profile and Train the trainer course. Transfer methods were presented and explained by key partners, regarding the right use of material for Train the Triner Course. Project partners dealed with project tasks in friendly atmosphere and mutual fruitful cooperation.
Next project meeting will be in Croatia from 15th to 19th of February 2016.
Second project newsletter has been published
Second project meeting in Germany
The second project meeting took a place in Frankfurt 2nd and 3rd April 2015. All partners countries had been represented by 13 participants. At the meeting partners dealed with the state of the project and the needs analysis. A draft of a common competence profile and the train the trainer course were presented by INAB. Project partners dealed with different project tasks in friendly atmosphere and mutual understanding cooperation. Next project meeting will be in Austria 7th and 8th of October 2015.
First project newsletter has been published
Kick off meeting in Prague, Czech Republic
Kick off meeting took a place in Prague 7th and 8th November 2014. 8 partners from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Spain had been represented by 13 participants. At the meeting key partners presented their transfer products and the transfer partners discussed the transfer options of the program in their countries. Project partners discussed all project tasks in friendly atmosphere and set up good base for further cooperation in project.
Europe is facing a growing need of qualified employees on the one hand, on the other hand it desires to integrate youngsters who at present have no chance to get involved into working life in their home countries. Many industries lack qualified employees which fulfill the special needs of employers. At the same time countries in the south of the European Union face a growing rate of young people without a real chance to find a job which is adequate to their education. The financial crisis still caused in some European states a high rate of unemployment especially of young people (youth unemployment rates in some partner countries: Italy 42,4%, Slovenia 25%, Czech Republic 27%, Greece 60%, Spain 56,1%). Early school leaving is another big problem as young people without any formal qualification are left without chances (Italy 17,6%, Slovenia 17%, Greece 11,4%, Spain 23,5%). Dropout produce high costs for the young people, society, companies and VET organisations. The key issue in Europe is how to involve and keep young people in VET and to improve the cooperation between VET and the world of work.
The project contributes to the above mentioned challenges and helps to establish better measures of support for young people in VET by bringing together the following transfer products, amalgamating them into a comprehensive competence profile and curriculum for competent Youthcoaches and producing a toolbox for Youthcoaches.
The products to be transferred and adapted have been developed, implemented and evaluated by partners in Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Austria and will be transferred to each other and to partners in Croatia, Spain, Greece and Italy.