Title MAKE - MEASURES FOR ACHIEVING KNOWLEDGE AND EMPLOYMENT
Project Number LLP-LDV-TOI-2009-SI-16
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The main focus of the MAKE project is to combat the social exclusion of young people who have left school without sufficient skills. The ultimate aim is to integrate these young people in society and in to the labour market.
Summary Many European countries, Slovenia among them, are tackling the problem of early school leavers. It has been shown that leaving school early is an indication of social exclusion in later life. Even school leavers that complete compulsory education and obtain minimum qualifications face the problems obtaining work in a decreasing job market where often even poorly paid work demands higher skills than in previous years.
The main aims of the project are:
to identify the “dropout” population, reasons for leaving the education system early and to analyse individual needs, as well as establishing what training is available to them and other existing support in Slovenia;
tto transfer and adapt new approaches, measures, models and tools from partner countries to facilitate the active participation of early school leavers in society and labour market;
to test and evaluate developed methods used for supporting early school leavers aiding their return to education to carry out their educational and vocational plans.
Target groups of the project are:
school counsellors, psychologists, employment counsellors (or ‘careers advisors’),
representatives of NGOs,
early school leavers,
mentors in enterprises,
representatives of regional development structures,
an overview of the situation of early school leavers in Slovenia, reasons for leaving school early, analysis of the needs of these young people as well as an examination of what training is available as well as other existing support for early school leavers;
the transfer, adaptation and development of innovative “tailor-made” approaches tackling the problem of early school leavers in Slovenia;
enhanced cooperation between organisations and enterprises in Slovenia (Podravje region) in order to find and test new ways of integration of early school leavers in training and gaining work related skills;
raised awareness on the importance of implementing a holistic approach to support school leavers amongst beneficiaries, stakeholders and policy makers.