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Work and Equal Opportunities

GUIDE+

GOOD GUIDANCE STORIES+

Case Study Training Modules for Guiding the Low Skilled

The project contributes to a better participation of low skilled people in society and the labour market. In both fields participation can be improved through a professional guidance. Guidance can support the low skilled to start and to finalise a qualification process. With a better qualification, low-skilled are empowered and their ability to participate actively in the society is enhanced as well as their social capital.

This project wants to establish and provide case study training modules for guidance practitioners that are used on a regular basis in the training systems of the participating countries, in order to prepare them for the specific challenges in guiding low skilled people.
The project will hence contribute to the aims of the EU2020 strategy that 75% of the 20-64 year-olds shall be employed as well as that 20 million fewer people shall be in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion.

Career guidance for low skilled people has to use special methods and has to be addressed especially to the needs of the low skilled.
The method that shall be used in the training modules is the case study method. The guidance practitioners will be trained using already designed and tested case studies developed in the preceding project GUIDE (www.guide.metropolisnet.eu).
The case study method is very useful for guidance practitioners who work with low skilled people. A case study is a story or a scenario. Case studies are based on actual events. This means that they are determined by urgency or reality. Case studies have simulation elements and are effective ways to get training participants to practically apply their skills, and their understanding of learned facts to a real-world situation. They are particularly useful where situations are complex and solutions are uncertain. To a large extent, this applies to the daily work of guidance practitioners who are working with low-skilled people.

Summarised, the objectives are:

1. Development of case study training modules for guidance practitioners who work with low skilled people based on six already existing case studies and two still to be developed case studies and teaching notes.

2. Regular and sustainable use of the developed case study training modules in the training systems for guidance practitioners of the participating countries (DE, IE, FR, IT, AT, UK).

3. Additional case studies and corresponding teaching notes (training and teaching material) from a French and a British context usable in every European context and different guidance settings which are also focusing on needs of the low skilled people.

 

 

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Type: Education

Program: Erasmus+

Project Status: Finished

Submission Date: 04/2014

Project Duration: 24 months

Start/End: 09/2014 - 08/2016

Website: http://www.guide.metropolisnet.eu/