Title Pathways to Work: an Employment Upgrade Training Programme for Young Immigrants
Project Number UK/09/LLP-LdV/TOI-163_252
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text Pathways to Work: an Employment Upgrade Training Programme for Young Immigrants reflects the need to better integrate young immigrants, from within the EU25 countries and further a field, into host country employment markets.
Summary The project developed a training resource to help young immigrants (aged 18-30) to overcome barriers and “upgrade” their employment level. The project transferred existing UK materials and amended these to meet a new target group and a blended learning format within an integrated, multilingual e-learning website. The project resulted in a specific training needs analysis, pilot test phase and adaptation from monocultural, monolingual (English) to multicultural and multilingual (English, Polish, Spanish, Italian) allowing for wider use.
Pathways to Work worked towards a very clear aim ‐ to upgrade young immigrants’ employment level by facilitating access to training, better jobs and lifecycle career plan. It sought to address the obvious need to better integrate young immigrants, from within the 25 EU countries and further afield, into host country employment markets. The partnership was motivated to develop a web based training resource to help young immigrants (aged 18 – 30 at risk from exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage) to overcome barriers and upgrade their employment level. The essence of the project was captured in the project application ‐ ‘it is only through increased skills, adaptability and insertion into higher quality jobs that this group will fulfil their potential in the labour market, as well as enjoying greater personal growth and social integration. Worker mobility brings positive net benefits to economies and societies and is a growing trend. ‘
Over the 24 month project timescale, Pathways to Work produced a tailored online training programme and multilingual manual for classroom and online facilitators. This involved drawing from existing materials which had been used to train young people marginalized from the mainstream employment market in Northern Ireland, for use throughout the UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Poland. It sought to update and develop a monolingual, monocultural course into a range of multilingual and multicultural resources in the format of a web based new blended learning course. The training themes focused on facilitating knowledge, sharing of labour market trends, employee rights, workplace and communication skills, online job search, career marketing skills, options for further training and skills accreditation. Information on the results and measures for sustainability and impact can be found in the Final Project Report in the products section.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Recognition, transparency, certification
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Information and Communication
open and distance learning
Products produced included:
4 Ezines each in English, Spanish, Polish and Italian
4 Press Releases each in English, Spanish, Polish and Italian
Quick Check Report on training course
Pilot Check Report on training course
Brouchures advertising the project each in English, Spanish, Polish and Italian
TNA report in English with summary reports each in English, Spanish, Polish and Italian
a Final Project Report.
Each of these products can be accessed through here or the project website, which is the main overall product from the project.