Title Innovation for Employment
Project Number 142854-LLL-1-2008-1-UK-Leonardo-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text Innovation for Employment is a Development of Innovation project which will develop resources that support the employability of care leavers. Across the EU, care leavers are disadvantaged by their experiences before and in care and these can often cause them to lack both the practical skills, learning and emotional security and skills that can help them secure and sustain successful employment.
Summary Our project aims to explore two ideas. Firstly, we will develop and test a model of emotional health and wellbeing training for care leavers across each of the five countries. Secondly, each partner country will develop and test an individual model of employability support for care leavers. These models aim to enhance the emotional and practical knowledge and skills that young people need to access and secure successful employment.
Description We have five partners in our consortium: UK, Romania, Hungary, Ireland and Poland. Each organisation has researched good practice in their own country and as part of the project worked with young people to explore the best ideas for content in the training programme that will be most useful to care leavers. We are basing the employability models on good practice that has been tested elsewhere and we will adapt it in each country. The project will also include two meetings of the project partners at the beginning and end of the project. These meetings involve care experienced young people.
Utilization and distribution of results
Access for disadvantaged
Human Health and Social Work Activities
material for open learning
program or curricula
Product information The project will produce a number of products. Primarily these will include one model of emotional health and wellbeing training for care leavers published online and free to download and secondly a model of employability in each partner country again available online free to download.