Name: Upskilling Pathways for Employability
Nowadays more than 15% of the of the EU population aged 15-29 falls in the group of NEETs (people Not in Education, Employment, or Training). One of the goals of Europe 2020 strategy is at least 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed, therefore all member states launched various national programmes for continuous trainings of longterm unemployed citizens to raise their qualifications and employability.
The project aim is by exploring the diverse national experiences in supporting disadvantaged groups to introduce an innovative UPthEM training programme to empower employability and employment prospects of disadvantaged people. To focus on these target groups and engage them in asuccessful career path either as employed or as self-employed entrepreneurs.
The project targets adult educators and adults with disadvantaged backgrounds with special attention to the unemployed ones.
The activities of the project aim to target adults facing: sociocultural difficulties – related to experiencing discrimination because of gender, ethnicity or religion, economic – related to unemployment and poverty and geographical - citizens living in small towns or rural areas, where the employment opportunities are limited and the rate of long-term unemployment is higher in comparison with other regions, disabled people. These groups are often excluded from the opportunities for life-long trainings at central level.
|• Innovative UPthEm training programme for disadvantaged learners
• 40 videos with motivating stories of disadvantaged people with successful professional development
• 25 adult educators trained to implement the programme
• 50 adults from disadvantaged groups engaged to explore the benefits of the programme through online dissemination activities and 5 multiplier events.
The short-term joint staff training event was organized in the period 4th-7th October 2021 in Granada, Spain hosted by the Spanish project partner GrowthCoop. The training gathered 20 participants - staff of all partner institutions (15 participants f2f and 5 online).
On 23rd and 24th September 2021 in Thessaloniki, Greece the partners of UPthEM project finally managed to gather together in person for the final project meeting after almost 2 years of online discussions. The event was kindly hosted by STIMMULI, the Greek partner in the project.
After two years filled with hard work and challenges, the UPthEM project partnership is extremely glad to present the final version of the UPthEM TRAINING PROGRAMME "Upskilling pathways for employability"!
The programme combines aspects of entrepreneurship and employability training curricula with role-play simulation exercises on the process of looking for employability options or of starting a business. The programme design entails four modules, considered key to a successful career based on the current and future labour market and combined in a unique way providing new and different point of view, in which lies the innovativeness of the product as well as its contribution to the already existing practices and materials in all partner countries and EU level: