This is a reference for Monia Izabela Dericks Wisniewska

Employability Ambassadors III

The training activity took place
in Mollina
organised by Spanish National Agency
11-17 November 2017
Reference person

Alberto García García

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Aims & objectives

Fighting the plague of youth unemployment is the ultimate goal of this training course which aims to turn participants, namely youth workers and youth leaders, into employability ambassadors in their local communities

In order to fulfill this mission in an effective way, the ambassadors will improve their competences on three main areas:

1. COMPETENCES FOR MENTORING. This block tackle with the competences required to effectively offer guidance and assessment to young people of their local communities in the search for a job. Social skills, as communication and coaching skills, will be the core of this area.
- Facilitating Learning and Results:
o Creating Awareness.
o Designing Actions.
o Planning and Goal Setting.
o Managing Progress and Accountability
- Effective Communication:
o Active Listening,
o Powerful Questioning,
o Direct Communication
- Coaching:
o Personal pathway,
o Exploring professional lifes,
o Discovering motivations.
2. COMPETENCIES FOR EMPLOYABILITY: The second block of contents are the so called competences for employability, where the participants will get familiar with the main competences of the field
o Identifying Key Competences for the labour market
o Streghtening and certifying key competencies for the labour market
3. RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYABILITY: The sessions belonging to this group aim to provide a complete set of work, educational and volunteers opportunities in order to break the lack of training-lack of work experience downward spiral.
o Support structures on employability assessment
o Formal education and scholarships
o Internships & Stages
o Volunteering
o Employment
o Entrepreneurship
o Non-formal education. Short-term training & mobility activities

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Participants: Youth workers, Youth leaders and project coordinators.
23 participants from Spain, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Slovenia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, UK and Romania.
Trainers team: Alberto Garcia Garcia and Monika Izabela Wisniewska + logistic support Alba Bailón Cuevas. All resident in Spain.

Training methods used & main activities

The training was held in non-formal methodology framework, providing knowledge and learning by sharing knowledge as the basis.
The training was divided into 2 components:
1. The theoretical input on employability competencies
2. Sessions with a practical approach to facilitator/ educator competencies.
Forms of teaching used: debates, sharing experiences spaces, quizzes, role plays, simulation activities, implementing activities and use of audiovisual support.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants have increased their knowledge on employability competencies and its identification, they have seen how those competencies are and can be certificated, knowledge on facilitating competences and how to put them in practice while providing educational activities.
Each of the participants has a pretty clear idea of what to do and how to implement the new knowledge and skills in their personal life but first of all on the professional level.
They had been very eager on a follow up for this training and right now they are looking for a common project to be developed together.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role within the trainer's team was of the trainer and I was responsible for all sessions related to the mentor/facilitator competencies and design of educational activities, as well of a part of other common session related to the introduction and closing phase of the training.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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