Title Interaktive persönliche Ausbildung und Verbesserung der Beschäftigungs-Kompetenz - JOBTOOL
Project Number LDV-TOI-07-BG-166010
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Das Hauptziel ist es, JobTool Job Unterstützung sucht Jugendliche und Arbeiter über 45-Jahren in der Arbeitsplatzsuche durch die Bereitstellung von ganzheitlichen, individuellen und flexiblen Ansatz Schulung und Verbesserung ihrer Fähigkeiten und Fertigkeiten für eine bessere Eingliederung und Vermittlung in den allgemeinen Arbeitsmarkt. Das Projekt spezifischen Ziele sind:
- Verbesserung der Selbstwahrnehmung, Motivation und Gelegenheit zu schärfen;
- Förderung der Selbst-Training und individuelle Ausbildung Leitung;
- Verbesserung der Beschäftigungs-Kompetenzen - Karriereplanung Fähigkeiten, Jobsuche Fähigkeiten, Interview und Anwendung Fähigkeiten;
- Unterstützung und Steigerung der Effizienz der täglichen Arbeit der Sozialarbeiter;
- Erleichterung der Kommunikation und Interaktion zwischen den beiden großen Zielgruppen;
JobTool is a transfer of a project developed by Kadis d.o.o. named “The ICTE method – the integration of counselling, training and employment provision”. The project has been chosen among 157 LdV projects in summer 2006 and included in the “50 successful stories – Leonardo da Vinci Community Programme” – innovative projects contributing to the Copenhagen Process – Linking policy to practice. Currently, the developed methodology is being successfully applied in the several Labour offices in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The idea of the JobTool is a result of the experience of all partners in their work with unemployed people. For many unemployed the absence of relevant vocational qualification is not the sole obstacle to find employment. They might face many obstacles: too specific qualification that does not meet the demands of the current labour market, lack of self-awareness, lack of awareness of the opportunities, lack of work ethics, lack of persistence, low self-esteem, emotional problems, lack of soft skills, like communication skills, problem solving, decision making, learning skills etc. For all these reasons many people turn into hard to employ ones and often do not meet eligibility criteria to participate in active labour market programmes of public employment services. However, if they do not receive the help they need to improve their employability, they will not only become long-term unemployed but will deepen the social exclusion they and their families are facing.
The main objective of JobTool is to support the project target groups in job finding through providing of more holistic, individualized and flexible training approach and improvement of their abilities and skills for better inclusion and placement on the common labour market. The project concrete aims are finding of complex and efficient solution to the complex set of problems the hard to employ people face; to motivate them to participate in VET and lifelong learning programmes, to enhance their employment competences; to increase the efficiency of the everyday work of the social workers as well as to facilitate the communication and interaction between the two major target groups.
“Interactive Personal Training and Enhancement of Employment Competences – JobTool” transfers the innovation of an earlier project developed by Kadis d.o.o. titled “The ICTE method – the integration of counselling, training and employment provision”. The project has been chosen among 157 LdV projects in summer 2006 and has been applied successfully in several Labour offices in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The project was initiated in order to support job seeking youth and workers over 45-years as well as the people working with job seekers as those groups are the most severely affected by the global changes on the labour market. JobTool came as a natural continuation to the previous project and was intended to meet the pressing need of more holistic, individualized and flexible training approach to enhance the employment competences of the job seeking target groups and to support the work of the social workers dealing with them.
The main objective of JobTool is to support job seeking youth and workers over 45-years in job finding through providing of more holistic, individualized and flexible training approach and improvement of their abilities and skills for better inclusion and placement on the common labour market. The project specific aims are:
- improvement of self-awareness, motivation and opportunity awareness;
- stimulation of self-training and individual education conduction;
- enhancement of employment competences - career planning skills, job searching abilities, interview and application skills;
- support and increase of the efficiency of the everyday work of the social workers;
- facilitate the communication and interaction between the two major target groups;
JobTool was developed in close cooperation with four partners from four countries with international experience and knowledge in the field of labour market measures and active social policies as well as in EU project management and implementation. As a whole, the partnership structure includes the promoter European Center for Quality (Bulgaria), two educational institutions – JH Joanneum GmbH (Austria) and College of Banking (the Czech Republic) and the initial project initiator – the HR company KADIS d.o.o. (Slovenia).
The project was focused on several target groups:
- job seeking youths with low education and/or no vocational or professional qualification;
- job seeking people over 45-years;
- inactive discouraged workers - people not in the labour force who want and are available for a job, but who are not currently looking for one because they believe there are no jobs available or there are none for which they have the necessary qualification;
- inactive displaced workers – people who lost or left jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there was insufficient work for them to do, or their position or shift was abolished;
- people who work with job seekers in their normal workday life in the partner countries: labour office employees; municipal and state employees as well as trainers and mentors working with job seekers; social workers.
Sectors Erziehung und Unterricht
Unterlagen für offenen Unterricht
The project JobTool has two major products – motivational training for people searching for a job, which includes interactive training materials (JobTool hard copy manual for Jobseekers and interactive e-platform – website with interactive exercises for practical use and virtual job interview) and guide for consultants (labour officers), which also includes hard copy manual for Consultants and the interactive e-platform. JobTool combines personal training as every trainee is being trained individually according to his/her needs and also interactive approach, as JobTool includes different types of communication during the training – reading, practicing, doing home work, discussions, working with e-products, consultations, etc. These products were tested in three-month courses in the partner countries – Bulgaria, Austria, The Czech Republic and Slovenia. The feedback from these courses and from the evaluation workshops conducted after them showed that the target groups evaluate highly the developed products. They find them easy for use, concerning interesting topics and advice and most importantly – they find them useful for finding a job and successful inclusion at the labour market. About 20% of the trainees in the JobTool courses found a new job after their participation in the training.
The JobTool products continue to be used by VET organisations and institutions in the partner countries. In Bulgaria they are being used by Labour Offices and in different schools for student career orientation. In Austria they are being used by private VET organisations as different JobTool modules are included in diverse motivational trainings for Jobseekers. In The Czech Republic the Labour Office of Karlovy Vary uses JobTool in their everyday work and in Slovenia Kadis also uses the motivational training or different modules from it in their training courses for jobseekers. In conclusion it can be stated that Jobtool has reached its goals. It is being used after the project’s end which can be considered as overachievement of the project consortium.
JobTool was presented at many VET conferences in all partner countries. This brought a wide interest from many VET institutions and organizations. As a result there are a lot of proposals for further development of the JobTool idea and products.