Effective Training for NEETs
The ET-NEETs project is funded through the Erasmus + Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership program. The two year project will run from on 1st September 2014 unti 31st August 2016. The project will end with a conference in London where stakeholders will be invited to attend where they will be presented with the work and results of the project.
What is the problem the project is trying to solve
Youth unemployment is one of the major challenges of EU employment policy as 12.9% of those aged 15–24 in the EU28 are currently not in employment, this equates to approximately 5.5 million young people being affected. These young adults are generally disproportionately affected by a lack of opportunities which has been accelerated through the recent economic crisis. They are often from disadvantaged backgrounds and are Not in Employment, Education or Training, in short called NEETs.
The project will work together with it Target Groups who currently offer training to NEETs and gather, analyse and produce data to support the development of a common framework for identifying indicators to measure successful training. The result will be effective and high quality training that will be available for teachers and trainers to use when delivering training to NEETs.
Training programmes for NEETs incorporate a variety of elements to teach key competences and basic skills and are currently being designed and delivered by local governments, charities and NGOs. The project will produce a Web Platform which, for the first time, will bring together training organisations from all levels (locally, nationally and EU-wide) which enables them:
- to communicate,
- to organise exchange and,
- to find methods of best practice.
It will also allow them:
- to publish and evaluate their own methods, and,
- will assist them to compare programs offered by other organisations using the web platform‘s Matrix software tool.
Training Materials for NEET Teachers
From its research into existing training programmes and their effectiveness the project team will run two Pilot training courses and finally design and produce a course for teachers and trainers of NEETs to use. These Training Materials for NEET Teachers (TMNT) will include elements, methods and techniques that have been tested and proved to be successful. The TMNT courses will promote mobility as a significant factor in delivering more effective results in this sector of adult education and especially for NEETs from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Final Project Conference
The project will end with a conference in London where stakeholders will be invited to attend where they will be presented with the work and results of the project.