Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The transition of youngsters with a behavioral disorder requires a collaboration of all involved service organizations and educational institutes. In this project the partners will use each others resources in order to achive better results in employment.
Summary In this project 6 institutions join forces to find solutions for the targeted students. It’s a known fact that this group is hardest to guide to work. Although they very often have sufficient skills to be interesting for employers, handling their behaviour leads most of the time to a barrier that keeps them away from employment. Every partner in this project has its own expertise in this matter. Heliomare themselves will offer their expertise on the assessment of Autists to their partners. This means that of course Heliomare will learn during the process of transferring innovation, but that it won’t be a unidirectional project, au contrary, all partners will get out of this project with gained expertise and a strong partnership. All partners have been working together in previous projects in various combinations. The results of these collaborations lead to the confidence that this project will deliver products that can easily be mainstreamed to colleague institutes all over the Netherlands. The involvement of the WEC-raad (the Dutch Umbrella Organization) guarantees a direct link to all these institutes (>300). This projects also touches a problem that is high on the agenda of 5 Dutch Ministries (WaJong Problematiek)
In the North-West part of the Netherlands youngsters who suffer from Autisme or Behavioral Problems (such as ADHD) have difficulty in finding and keeping a suitable job. Although they have a lot to offer to potential employers, many of these employers are holding back because they do not know how to handle the guidance of these type of employees. With this project we adress a nation wide problem. Yearly 16.000 disabled youngsters leave school with or without starting qualification. Only 30% of them will find a job and 40% of these jobfinders will lose their job within 2 years. For Youngsters with a behavioural disorder it is even more difficult. Only 10% of them will get the opportunity to prove themselves in a job.
REC 4.5, Heliomare Education and Heliomare Arbeidsintegratie want to improve their approach to this problem. An under laying problem is that the guidance, job finding and job coaching are the responsibility of three different organisations who all have their own funding (different regulations).
The three organizations want to work on a more effective way of collaboration using better methods for guidance, employer approach and job adjustment. To do so, we would like to implement recent developed methodology we have seen in Ireland (guiding methodology), Germany (Job Finding and the guidance of employers) and the Netherlands (job composing). The project will be supported by a project site with collaboration facilities hosted by the WEC-Raad (EDDY) All methods and tools have been developed in the second ESF-Equal round and have proved to be very useful.
In this project the staff of our organizations will trained in using these methods and implement them in their work. They will guide 30 students and their future employers and work out examples of best practices. With these best practices en the gained knowledge and skills they will train and support their colleagues to broaden the impact. The Wecraad, a Dutch umbrella organisation for schools for special needs children approves and supports this project by mainstreaming the results to their member institutes. (>300)
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
The project will deliver:
A manual for guiding the youngsters to work
A database with assistive tools
A train the trainer program for involved organizations.