Implementation period: March to December 2015
Albania Sustainable Development Organization implemented “Hurry Into the Right Employment Direction – HIRED” project with the financial support of the Erasmus Plus program to empower youth entrepreneurship and job finding.
A famous Chinese proverb says: „When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people”. This is how we were inspired to empower youngsters and make them believe and feel they can create a bright prosperous future from the ¨crisis-night¨ that they may face in the present. We want European youth to feel that THEY ARE the FUTURE and the PROGRESS and thus, we saw a necessity in youth workers/youth leaders to be competent to assist youngsters in these issues.
The main objective that the consortium wanted to reach was to raise awareness of new skills for new jobs and to add creativity in each personal method, including self-assessment, to get into the job market and be able to deal with its dynamism (each young person nowadays changes jobs around 10 times working in completely different area).
The main objective that the consortium wishes to reach is to raise awareness of new skills for new jobs and to add creativity in each personal method, including self-assessment, to get into the job market and be able to deal with its dynamism (each young person nowadays would change their jobs around 10 times working in completely different area).
Methodology of the training was based in non-formal education and its holistic approach. Participants improved their competencies through non formal methods like brainstorming, group works, simulation, role play, open group discussion, open space for reflection and other methods that trainers adapted based on the needs of participants. The content and planned activities were based in SALTO publication as “Working on Work for All” and “Inclusion through Employ-ability” where the trainer had direct contact with the authors.
The project was designed to introduce NFL methods as part of the creative approach gathering new tools of marketing and studies on youth employment over Europe. Having an overview in a multi-dimensional problem empowered the participants to build up multi-solutions and perspectives too.