Title VOGS+: Parallel Establishing of European Vocational Guidance Standard Model of the Deaf people, developed under Leonardo da Vinci program of European Union, in Estonia, the Netherlands and Turkey
Project Number LLP-LdV/TOI/2007/EE/003
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The majority of disabled people are faced with limited educational and employment opportunities. No vocational guidance accepted the special needs makes it complicated to use the mainstream offers.
Summary The essence of the project is to fulfil the gap of adequate guidance for the Deaf by establishing vocational guidance standards based on the “Vocational Guidance Standard for Deaf People” created by the Austrian partner institute within the scope of LEONARDO Pilot Project VOGS. For this purpose the European vocational guidance model for the Deaf will be created, tested and approved in three partner states during the same period. The resulting establishment process and experiences in different backgrounds will test the basic VOGS in new circumstances, disseminate and complete it. The completed VOGS model will be integrated into existing vocational guidance systems through the training of practising counsellors and the validation of VOGS+ by national authorities.
Description The establishment of the vocational guidance model for Deaf people will develop existing educational and vocational guidance systems with a new dimension – vocational guidance services for the Deaf, adapted exactly to the needs and possibilities of this disabled target group. Adequate vocational guidance will help the Deaf to learn about their existing or desired qualifications, to choose a profession compatible with their personal features and will guide the elaboration of services for other disabilities. Thus equal vocational and lifelong learning opportunities, flexibility on the labour market and integration into the society will be improved.
Utilization and distribution of results
Access for disadvantaged
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Product information The expected result is a complete toolbox for the vocational guidance of the Deaf developed, discussed and complemented in close exchange of the partners: the general description of the innovative model with video components, scientifically approved tests for the Deaf, including evaluation and interpretation schemes and guidelines for counsellors, profiling, vocational guidance specialists in tandem (hearing and deaf) from every partner country trained to work with VOGS + and the VOGS + training program for further training of counsellors.