Title Train the Trainer to Engage NEETs
Project Number UK/13/LLP-LdV/TOI-624
Product TNA & Good Practice Report
Title TNA & Good Practice Report
Product Type procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
As the objective of the EnGage project is to increase participation of young NEETs (YNEETs) in VET and therefore put them back on a sustainable pathway to employment, there was a need to:
gain an in-depth understanding of NEET young people’s needs and variation in characteristics of NEETs across partner countries;
gain an in-depth understanding of good practice in engaging NEET by VET providers;
support improving the quality and innovation of NEET engagement methodologies in VET systems, institutions and practices.
Those three requirements have determined the demand for the research on the European level within the EnGage Partnership (in Poland, UK, Spain, Sweden and Italy). On the basis of those objectives, specific research objectives have been defined. Those have been directly related to research methods and got together in interconnected thematic bundles. Adequately to research objectives, both qualitative and quantitative research methods have been applied.
The research process has been divided into stages following one another in a way that allow successive exploration of the research areas. Desk research (stage 1a & 1b) has been planned as an preliminary activity followed by focus group interview with YNEETS (stage 2). VET trainers (stage 3a) and experts questionnaires (stage 3b) has been foreseen as processing right after. Due to time constraints some stages timelines overlap, although for the final results it would be better to separate them.
Within the desk research 53 existing documents available on national and international level (e.g. scientific papers, research reports), as well as 17 existing training resources (e.g. guides and training materials for YNEET or for VET trainers working specifically with this group) and plenty of official statistics (i.e. data from the European Social Survey for the period 2002-2012) were analysed. The partnership was also able to collect 101 detailed questionnaires from labour and social policy experts, and 113 questionnaires filled in by trainers working directly with YNEETs. Additionally, the feedback from representatives of 30 YNEET group was gathered within the focus group interview. Eventually a considerable group of project stakeholders has been involved in the research process.
The Report prepared as the result of the analysis presents only the most important research findings. The vital data and information gathered during the research process is to be found in appendices. The main body of the Report presents comments about only those results which had the most considerable influence on recommendations and should be considered as conclusions from the broad analysis conducted.
Target group VET providers
Result The full TNA report can be accessed through the files section of our project on ADAM or by following the link at the end to our project website.
Area of application Research studies for the field of VET engagement with NEETs