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Project "IGTrain"

Project Number: 593475-LLP-1-2013-1-BG-GRUNDTVIG-GMP

Duration: 24 months. From October 2013- October 2015

Description

Long-term unemployment is a big problem in Europe and the risk of becoming long-term unemployed for older workers is very high. At the same time Member States are taking measures to reduce early exit from the labour market. In short adult people (50+):

  • Are becoming a larger part of the working force;
  • Need to work until later age;
  • It becomes increasingly more difficult for them to find jobs.
People aged 50+ have knowledge, skills and experience, which cannot be taught in school and which they have acquired in more than 30 years of work experience. This we have identified as one important but underutilized asset. Acquiring train-the-trainer skills will give these people an additional merit in the eyes of their employers by allowing them to be successful on-the-job trainers and mentors.

Objective of the project

The overall objective of the project is to improve the employability and the position on the labour market of older people (50+), by including them in the life-long-learning process and providing them with skills for on-the-job, intergenerational transfer of knowledge, complimentary to their primary professional skills.

The global aim of the project is to contribute to the EU 2020 strategy, promoting the increase of the employment and the inclusion in LLL of the population aged 20-64.

The specific objectives of the project are:
  • To develop an innovative train-the-trainer course for people of age 50+, providing them with skills for intergenerational, on-the-job transfer of knowledge.
  • To pilot the training course in every partner country, including both employed and unemployed adults of age 50+.
  • To test the results of the training course by following the implementation of on-the-job-training by a selected number of participants in the pilot training courses.
  • To use the results, their evaluation and the information from the observations of the on-the-job training programmes in order to develop good practices case-studies to be able to promote the idea of more structured intergenerational learning at the workplace.
  • To develop an internet platform for promotion and dissemination of project results.
With our project we are going to contribute to the improvement of the situation:
  • Positively influencing the employability of older people.
  • Enhancing intergenerational learning and cooperation at the workplace.
  • Shortening and improving the process of integrating younger people in the job environment by speeding-up and improving the process of their on-the-job training.
  • Results / Expected impact
Project products:

The programme for train - the - trainer courses, presented in the Trainer's guide, is designed to help people at the age of 50 and plus to develop and implement training activities, on the work place, for their younger colleagues.

Except the common description of the training methodology under IGTrain Project, the Guide summarises a detailed information of each teaching module as well as recommended methods to be used in the specific modules.

The content of the Trainer's Guide is in fact the basis for implementing the train-the-trainer courses.

Trainer's Guide in EN
Trainer's Guide in BG
For the Trainer's Guide in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Turkish and German, please contact us at bimec@bimec-bg.eu

We have summarized the results from the pilot trainings, their evaluation and the information from the observations of the on-the-job training programmes in order to develop good practices case-studies about structured intergenerational learning at the workplace. Here you can find the Good Practice presentations from the partner countries:

Good Practice Bulgaria - English
Good Practice Bulgaria - Bulgarian

For information about the good practices from Turkey, Belgium, Austria, Portugal and Italy, please contact us at bimec@bimec-bg.eu 

We expect the following benefits for the target groups:

1. People aged 50+:
  • New product - training for intergenerational transfer of knowledge in the workplace.
  • New skills acquired by those who have taken or will take the training in the future.
  • Increased value that they can offer to their employers.
  • Increased awareness among the employers of the added value of their older workers- improved employment chances for the group as a whole.
2. Young people:
  • Additional opportunity to receive on-the-job training.
  • Faster catching up with their new jobs.
  • Better chances for them to start a new job.
3. Employers
  • Better use of resources.
  • Improved growth opportunities.
4. People on the labour market
  • New product – training for intergenerational transfer of knowledge in the workplace.
  • Chances to acquire new skills.
  • Awareness of the situation on the labour market of aging people, and knowing one way to ease the problem when/if it happens to them
5. Policy makers

  • Better awareness of the situation on the labour market of aging people and additional experience on how it can be improved.
You can find more information about the project of the project website  http://igtrain.eu/.

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This Web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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