Title Co Building a Good Guidance
Project Number 2013-1-IT1-LEO05-04029
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project transfers an innovative method of guidance based on creativity, art and ICT in 37 vocational fields. Are you interested to join the project?
The intent to plan the TOI starts from the results achieved by the LdV Partnership project “Co-Building a Good Guidance”, awarded by the European Commission with the “Star Project 2011” label.
The main problem analysed by the partners reveal how the students have problems to find appropriate jobs after the end of their studies. The students don’t know what to do in the future and express fear to enter in the labour market. The main cause of these problems is the poor motivation of the students. A part of the target group would like to change training because the present training is not appropriate for them after a while. Furthermore, they express a general fear of not finding a job, a condition that increase their confusion about the training they are following.
The project purpose is to improve the motivation for school of the students. In order to achieve the project purpose two main results must be achieved : decreased number of students that would like to change training and increased ability to think about career choice. The achievement and sustainability in time of the purpose can lead to the following general objectives for the students: decreased drop out, decreased problems of finding appopriate jobs, improving their insertion in the labour market; reducing fear to enter in the labour market; improved knowledge of their future career and quality of life, taking in account the respective situation of girls, of boys and both.
The italian applicant organisation coordinated the Partnership Project that generated the transferable guidance method and instruments. The Romanian Inspectorates of Education, the French international centre of education of Montpellier, the Dutch regional training centre Noorderpoort, the Latvian special boarding school development centre and the Conference for adult lifelong learning of southern Switzerland participate in the transfer of the method as core-partners. The EDU-VET Institutions of the italian and french partners support their work in the dissemination, exploitation, and sustainability of the project.
The partners involve in the project 87 schools in 5 Countries for a total amount of 2.955 students attending their 2nd year of professional and vocational training in 35 different training sectors.
The project leads to the description of 35 professions made by the students with the transferred innovative method of guidance. The preliminary analysis and the experimentation of the transfer in a sample of schools anticipate the geographical and sartorial transfer of the method in the participating Countries. Students improve their transversal and key competences thanks to the transferred method.
The partners are going to exploit the project results and deliverables for three training years after the project end. The EDU-VET Institutions and the stakeholders network of each partner are going to disseminate and exploit the project in their territories in cooperation with the partners.
The students of each partner, in cooperation with the guidance and training staff, develop a new tool/instrument for the description of a profession in a specific sector using the visual arts as a mean of expression.
The didactic approach is multi disciplinary. It is essential the active involvement of a guidance operator/trainer for the coordination of the didactic activities with the other trainers involved. The trainers are going to guide and coach students, they will manage the creative, management and operational aspects of the activity in autonomy.
The development of the innovative guidance method is going to increase the following competences of students: Key competences: languages, ICT, Mother tongue communication; Transversal competences: creativity, autonomy, time management, work in groups, problem solving, communication, self-confidence, motivation, personal development, leadership, responsibility, organisation skills, learning, actor/ Proactive/ Active part, self-awareness, gender awareness, equal opportunities; Technical competences : professional skills, health and safety in work place, quality assurance, workplace organisation.
The transfer of the innovative method is organised in two phases. The coordinator transferred the method to the partners in the first year, supporting them in the adaptation of the didactic activity in the training curricula of the selected schools. The partners applied the method in one school per type (professional, vocational, apprentices, etc.) in the first year, while in the second year they are going to work on the geographical spread of the transfer. The experimentation of the method in a sample of schools allowed the partners to learn and apply the innovative method of guidance, adapting it to their different contexts if necessary, before to spread its transfer at geographical level.
The partners agreed to apply the method as curricula activity in order to be easier to include it in the training activities of the involved schools.
Access for disadvantaged
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Transportation and Storage
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Information and Communication
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
open and distance learning
material for open learning
The main products developed by the project are:
- questionnaires for students, trainers and parents;
- on-line database with analysis results;
- ECVET matrixes for students and trainers;
- 37 professions descriptions made by the students;
- quality assurance toolbox;
- dissemination and exploitation materials.