Title SALM – Skills and Labour Market to Raise Youth Employment
Project Number 527690-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-LEONARDO-LMP
Product WP3 SYNTHESIS REPORT
Title WP3 SYNTHESIS REPORT
Product Type description of new occupation profiles
FG discussed future youth competencies to meet social services and tourism services for the elderly, identifying discrepancies in national qualifications framework.
Policies to raise youth employment emphasize the role of the third sector or the social economy in the creation of new jobs.
This is a sector with low participation of young people mainly female; with predominance of low skilled workers;
On skills needs, the most important are soft skills; mainly human relations and interpersonal skills(team work and coaching);
In terms of future perspectives, the creation of additional jobs: higher technical qualifications physiotherapists, psychologists and socio-cultural animators.
Description The main objectives of WP3 are: to identify the main mismatches, and the respective main reasons; and to detect the future competences for the young people required by the labour market in the Senior Tourism and Social Services sectors.
Target group Youth 15-24; employment counsellors, trainers, social services entrepreneurs.
Soft Skills are considered as core skills for all the professionals working within both these Sectors - personal qualities/attributes (self-control, assertiveness, initiative, responsibility, etc), communication skills (referred as strategic) and Human Relations and Interpersonal Skills (Coaching, dealing with conflicts, Interaction and collaboration with peers, Cooperation and team working, sharing of information) are competences to be acquired and developed within all learning pathways (formal/non formal) leading to Social Services and Senior Tourism Qualifications.
Furthermore, the creation of two new jobs/qualifications was suggested:
• Operational therapists and
• Health and Well-being Coaches.
In the geriatric field level considering the increasing number of dementia situations within senior population, the need for specialized training is more and more critical. Within healthcare and social services units, all professionals, at all levels, must be trained and prepared to deal with these particular situations and deal with the specificities of dementia people care needs.
Area of application Public and private employment services to provide guidance and info to youth on the 2 sector potential; employment counsellors; youth in search of training and future career or business opportunities.
Product Languages English