Training on Employability Skills in Tenerife, Spain

Place: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Dates: Wednesday 11 December 2019- Monday 16 December 2019
Travel days: Tuesday 10 December 2019 and Tuesday 17 December 2019

Employability Skills Improved is a training course financed through the Erasmus+ Programme- Key Action 1.

Countries involved: Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain.

The program of the Training Course will start on the 10/12/2019 at 20:00 with dinner and departure will be on the 17/12/2019, after breakfast.

Objectives

O1 – enhance specific competences in working with young unemployed people for 22 youth workers from 11 different European countries in a 6 days thematic international training course;

O2 – increase personal development perspectives for at least 110 young unemployed people from 11 countries in Europe over a period of 4 months;

O3 – establish quality approaches in activities and projects related to developing employability skills for young people for 11 organisations in Europe.

Methods

This project proposes a non-formal training, where 22 participants will be involved in a structured learning program aimed at developing specific competences in working with young people to better address their needs, especially from the employability point of view. Additional, after they return home they will have a multiplying effect by directly experiencing the newly acquired skills through organizing at least one workshop/event with at least 10 people (each partner country), this way having a direct impact on the young people from the local community.

The methods that will be used inside the international TC are facilitation methods, generally used in a non-formal context of learning that will reinforce the learning outcomes of the participants. Most important, three specific non-formal educational methods will be used in the design of the training course in order to reach the content of the mobilites (life skills development):

Improvisation. Improvisation is a state of being and creating action without pre-planning. This can be when an individual or group is acting, dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, talking, creating artworks, problem solving, or reacting in the moment and in response to the stimulus of one’s immediate environment and inner feelings. This can result in the invention of new thought patterns, new practices, new structures or symbols, and/or new ways to act. Improvisational Theater, often called improv or impro, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. In its purest form, the dialogue, the action, the story and the characters are created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds.

Storytelling. Everyone loves stories and to listen to stories. There is hardly anyone who has not heard a story during their childhood. Stories keep people engaged and lets them feel that they are also participating in the narration. Any learning happens when people are engaged in the making of the activities. If storytelling is made into an interesting experience and fun filled activity where the listeners also participate in telling, guessing, manipulating, it could be a joyous learning experience. This method will develop an understanding among participants about the importance of storytelling in youth work on one hand, and in life, on another hand, it will enable youth workers to use storytelling as a strategy for effective learning processes and will develop important communication skills for young people to use in their daily lives.

Spoken word. Spoken word is a type of poetry intended for performance. Though some spoken word poetry may also be published on the page, the genre has its roots in oral traditions and performance of the Afro American people. Spoken word can encompass or contain elements of rap, hip-hop, storytelling, theater, music. Characterized by rhyme, repetition, improvisation, and word play, spoken word frequently refers to issues of social justice, politics, race, and community. Spoken word may draw on music, sound, dance, or other kinds of performance to connect with audiences. Spoken Word is writing that is meant to be read out loud. Some examples of spoken word that are more familiar to the larger audience are stories, poems, monologues, slam poetry, rap and even stand-up comedy.

Profile of participants

SEAL CYPRUS will be represented by two (2) people. There is no age limit. We are looking for people with the following characteristics:

  • have experience in working with youth – youth workers, social workers, youth leaders and project managers, tutors, mentors and volunteer coordinators and/or coordinating EVS/ESC programs, members of NGOs that work with and for young people
  • interested  in  learning  and  developing their  skills  with  a  specific  in  enhancing employability skills/ competencies for young people
  • open-minded
  • open to new challenges
  • able and willing to actively participated in all the planned activities
  • medium-high level of English

Cost

All cost is covered by the organisers through the Erasmus+ Programme.

Travel cost is going to be paid initially by the participants. Each participant will get back up to 820 euros for their travel cost after the training and after submitting tickets and boarding passes to the organiser.

To apply

Fill in the Application_Local participants_activity abroad and send it to sealcyprus@gmail.com with the subject “Employability Skills Improved”.
Priority will be given to the members of the organisation.

To join SEAL CYPRUS: https://sealcyprus.org/join-us/

 

Project title: Employability Skills Improved
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Training Course
Project identification/ contract number: 2019-1-ES02-KA105-012815
Dates of the activity: 10-17 December 2019
Place: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Coordinator: Asociación para la Participación, Oportunidad y Desarrollo
Number of participants from SEAL CYPRUS: 2