In an ever-changing world, in which migration flows are continually being increased, social inclusion is one of the eleven priorities for Policy in Social Inclusion in 2014-2030. However, many immigrant learners face problems, such as the following:
-They do not possess the right skills, as well as education levels for today’s VET sector
-They do not know how to “fit in” in VET occupational profiles
-VET programs are not modernized and tailor-made to their needs.
In line with the above, the ACTION project aims to identify relevant good practices in the field of immigrants’ employability, by designing an Open Educational Resources training program that will tackle existing skill gaps of VET trainers and staff.
ACTION is broken down into 4 core phases:
1st phase: The consortium will assess the current training programs, offered to immigrant learners, by evaluating their impact on immigrants.
2nd phase: Having finalized all features that need to be covered in the design of a training program for teachers, trainers and administrative staff, the ACTION VET training program is generated.
3rd phase: ACTION will implement the aforementioned training program for teachers, by organizing peer learning activities (i.e workshops, discussion seminars etc.).
4th phase: Trained tutors and staff will introduce immigrants into the training program, in order to receive feedback on how to further enhance it.
Based on the above, ACTION fosters not only the social inclusion of immigrants, by improving their upskilling pathways, but also enhances the professional development of VET trainers and staff. As a result, ACTION offers a high-quality VET, which not only be inclusive but also modernized and diverse. ACTION brings innovation and inclusive growth in the VET sector, by also promoting the collaboration of VET Institutions and training organizations, specialized in the field of immigrants’ training and employability. Within this context, the ACTION project incorporates the Sustainable Goals of Sustainable Development, by fostering cooperation and partnerships among different stakeholders and by leaving no one behind.
Duration: 01/11/2020 – 31/10/2022
Total Budget: 300.000 euro
Partners: INSTITUT FUR ROMA UND MINDERHEITEN EV Germany, AKMI ANONIMI EKPAIDEFTIKI ETAIRIA Greece, ARSIS KOINONIKI ORGANOSI YPOSTIRIXIS NEON Greece, PRISM – PROMOZIONE INTERNAZIONALE SICILIA – Italy, CENTAR ZA STRUCNO OBRAZOVANIE I OBUKA The Republic of North Macedonia, ZEWELEPE CONSULTANTS LIMITED Cyprus
Funding by: Erasmus+