Title EN: Guidance for Those in Employment
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2008-HU-021
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The overall objective of the project is to encourage those in employment to take up of training and education by providing them access to advice and guidance within the workplace. The project is a Transfer of Innovation programme whose aim is to transfer and adapt the Swedish Guidance Merger 1 project during which the partnership developed innovative methods in order to make the counselling activity available for the employed. The three partner countries were implementing the counselling for employees and Networks have been set up and are operating to help the sustenance of the system and the results.
Summary The aim of the project is to encourage those in employment to take up of training and education by providing them access to advice and guidance within the workplace. The present proposal transfers the knowledge and methods used in the original project entitled Guidance Merger 1. The project work showed that making advice and guidance available within the workplace can increase the participation of those in employment in trainings and education. The Guidance Merger 1 project was transferred to 3 new countries (Romania, Slovenia and France) and within this project it is intended to transfer and adapt this learning and enable the setting up of relevant sustainable networks in the 3 new, additional partner countries especially Hungary, Spain and Greece. According to Guidance Merger 2 project this can firstly be done by providing training on the results of the project to the new partners and creating networks in each new partner country.
Description With the help of the project three new partner countries transferred and adapted the former project of the Swedish partner, Centre for Flexible Learning. The basic idea of the project was to introduce guidance and counselling in the workplaces for those in employment thus encouraging them to take up of training and offering them the opportunity of lifelong learning. The three partners were prepared for the adaptation of the method by the Swedish partner and started the counselling activity for the employees once they were finished with the researches regarding the actual situation of counselling. At the international meetings the actual state of the counselling activity was presented and the emerging problems and questions were discussed. The partners used uniform templates therefore the experiences were easy to compare. When the last block of counselling finished, the activity was evaluated by the employees. All the experiences and results have been summarised in the 'Guide Preapring for Lifelong Learning' and the Final Study at the end of the project. The maintenance and sustainability of the project and its results are helped by the project website and the establishment of the Supporting Networks. The Networks, whose members are among others, the experts, counsellors, employers, training institutions, counselling organizations, trade unions and social partners who take part in the project and work in the field of life-long learning. The Networks facilitate the trying-out, introduction and widespread use of the transferred counselling activity, which will be operating following the project closure.
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Product information Within the project several useful products have been developed. The basic documents necessary for the successful operation and implementation of a project were worked out, namely the strategies for project operation, management, communication, dissemination and quality assurance and evaluation. As regards the professional materials, the ones helping the successful transferring of the system of guidance at the workplaces by the partner countries and the plans for the research and the counselling activity were alos prepared by the responsible partners. The researches were conducted during which questionnaires were used. The study summarising the results of the researches has also been made available. The counselling activity was finished and the counsellors were using uniform templates such as the counsellor's diaries, case descriptions and case studies. When finishing the counselling service, a final product entitled the 'Guide Preparing for Lifelong Learning' was developed providing a handbook for those intending to adapt this method and system or simply interested in the topic. The employees also evaluated the entire service in the form of questionnaires. The project webpage can be visited at www.gute.hu where all the relevant information can be found and visitors can use the forum function to exchange ideas. The dissemination materials (leaflet, DVD, project presentation movie and other materials) were developed in the second half of the project cycle and made available for the participants, members of the Supporting Networks and policy makers.