During the lifetime of the project the partnership will carry out the following activities:
Intellectual Output no. 1 Assessment Handbook
The aim of this intellectual output is to develop a research in 2 phases (desk research and field research) and a manual to assess formal and informal competences of low-qualified and low-skilled people in the white job sector.
The Desk Research will focus on:
– Legislation context of partner countries regarding the business start-up in the health and care sector (social enterprises)
– Best practices of methodologies and procedures for the formative assessment of competences
– Best practices on available training programmes for trainers on social entrepreneurship in partner countries in order to address training gaps
The Field Research will be carried out in all partner countries interviewing 15 representatives of social enterprises and adult education professionals per country in order to:
– suggest assessment methodologies of professional competences;
– identify skills gaps in the white jobs sector (skills that social entrepreneurs must have).
On the basis of the research the lead partner of O1 will elaborate an Assessment Manual with methodologies to assess professional competences of low-skilled and low-qualified workers acquired in formal and informal contexts in the white job sector. The manual will be translated in all partner languages.
Intellectual Output no. 2 Training Handbook
The aim of this intellectual output is to create and test a training curriculum aimed at trainers, educationalist, job coaches, public servants, third sector workers in order to
– Establish a guidance desk (after the course, see O3) able to provide information to low-qualified and low-skilled people in the white job sector
– Provide them tools and methodologies on supporting the low-qualified in developing a business plan and to acquire entrepreneurial skills.
The training curriculum will consist of 5 modules on the (1) assessment of formal and informal competences, (2) mapping of services available in the territory to support work matches in the social sector and facilitating the job inclusion of the final beneficiaries, (3) legislation in the frame both on workers’ rights and on entrepreneurship, (4) basic business skills, (5) business plan methodology.
The Pilot Test will be carried out in all partner countries, with the involvement of 10 people per country and will be based on blended-learning methodology, therefore will combine e-learning parts and face-to-face lessons, in order to facilitate participation of people living/working in different geographical areas and exchange of knowledge
The training curriculum will be translated in all partner languages and freely downloadable from the project website.
Intellectual Output no. 3 Social Business Plan Model
The aim of this intellectual output is to establish career guidance-desks (one-stops-shop) in the partner countries where low-qualified people can get information and help on social entrepreneurship and how to develop a business plan. The staff at these desks will be trainers, educationalist, job coaches, public servants, third sector workers who participated at the Pilot Test.
These desks will be created in the last 3 months of the project and will be established at the premises of training agencies, adult education centers, employment agencies, youth centers, etc. where low-qualified people usually go to get information on training and employment.
The final objective of this Intellectual Output is to obtain 10 business plans in every country participating for low-skilled and low-qualified people working in the white job sector filled in, per each partner country.