School&Work Erasmus Project

General information for the School&Work Erasmus Project

School&Work Erasmus Project
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Project Title

School&Work

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for school education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2014

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Early School Leaving / combating failure in education; Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education; Key Competences (incl. mathematics and literacy) – basic skills

Project Summary

Context
European educational systems are facing a common issue: the persistent high rate of youngsters leaving school before having achieved a certification that helps them to be competitive on the labor market. Study and job orientation counseling service provided by school counsellors and teachers can play an important role in motivating students to complete their education.

Objectives
The School&Work project aims at the prevention of early school leaving by creating a synergy between schools and the world of work. The aim is to involve the labour market in supporting students’ motivation to stay at school and fostering their entrepreneurial spirit.

Participating organisations
The School&Work project involved:
• 7 contractual partners including training agencies, schools, universities, school consortium and associations
• 37 schools (mainly vocational)
• More than 100 teachers of all subjects
• Around 40 school counsellors
• Around 4.000 students including 1.300 with fewer opportunities
• 41 associated partners including associations, education centers, business associations, public authorities, universities

Activities and Results
The project’s main activities and related results and impact are:

Activity 1) Creation of the Transnational network of schools
The project partners involved as its target groups 37 schools, 103 teachers, 37 counsellors, 3.754 students (including 1.295 students with fewer opportunities).
The target groups, teachers, counsellors and students, were directly involved in the carrying out of the project activities. The School & Work project had a relevant impact on the needs as it produced tools and methodologies to prevent early school leaving and motivate students to study and not abandon school, through personalised guidance and job orientation services.

Activity 2) Production of the Toolkit “Identification of Students’ Potential”
The project partners developed a toolkit addressed to teachers and counsellors focusing on understanding students aptitudes and skills.
The toolkit is structured in 3 areas:
– Unveil students’ potential: giving access to 33 reviewed tests to be used by teachers and counsellors with students to identify their aptitudes.
– Skills assessment: giving access to 32 reviews of tests to be used by teachers and counsellors with students to assess their skills.
– Interactive wizard tests: giving access to 13 interactive tests aiming at supporting teachers and counsellors during the orientation of the students

Activity 3) Job market analysis
The project partners carried out a comparative analysis of the job market in order to provide schools with a better understanding of the needs of the enterprises.
This activity resulted in 3 different tools:
– European Job Profiles: describing the 10 most requested job profiles in each partner country
– Necessary skills: providing an online tool for students to identify which job profiles are potentially more suitable for them, depending on their knowledge, skills and competencies.
– Entrepreneurial spirit: giving access to a collection of 29 online courses and 23 reviews of crowdfunding platforms aiming at enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit of the students

Activity 4) Development of Video Gallery of Testimonials
The project partners cooperatively developed a video gallery organised in 3 sections:
– Interviews with successful entrepreneurs
– Interviews with successful employees
– Interviews with successful people
The collection of videos underlines, through the interviews, the importance of completing education for being successful in the labour market.

Activity 5) E-learning Package
The project partners jointly developed an e-learning package supporting teachers in dealing with students at risk of early school leaving. The modules contain articles, surveys, video interviews, lectures, career development plans, best practices for teachers and counsellors, psychologists and other specialists. The Training section is organised in six modules:
– Understanding Pupils
– Capitalise on pupils interests and skills
– World of work
– Innovative Entrepreneurial Experiences at School
– Mobility to Learn and Work
– Guidance, Counselling and Support Services

Activity 6) School&Work portal
Project partners cooperated to develop the project portal (http://schoolandwork.pixel-online.org/index.php), where all the products produced are available for the target groups. The project portal contains also a Project Management section which is entirely devoted to support the partners during the project implementation.

Impact
As far as the impact of the project is concerned, the School & Work project provided:
– The students with personalised guidance, job orientation services, relevant testimonials to motivate them to continue their education
– The teachers and counsellors with an e-learning package, tests for identifying their students potential as well as transnational networking opportunity.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 281618 Eur

Project Coordinator

CIPAT & Country: IT

Project Partners

  • INITIATIVES POUR UNE FORMATION EFFICACE ASBL INFOREF
  • PIXEL – ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE
  • CONFEDERACION DE EMPRESARIOS DE ARAGON
  • FUNDATIA EUROED
  • LIETUVOS EDUKOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
  • RESEAU NATIONAL D’ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR PROFESSIONNEL PRIVE