This is a reference for Alberto García García

Employability Ambassadors

The training activity took place
in Mollina (Spain)
organised by Spanish National Agency for Erasmus+ YiA
21/11/2015 - 28/11/2015

Aims & objectives

Employability Ambassadors aimed to equip participants with a set of tools to effectively foster employability within their local communities. Thus, informative resources will be provided and social competences developed throughout the activity in order to assess their local community youngsters in the most effective way.

In order to fulfil those aims, participants worked on the following areas:

A. COMPETENCES FOR EMPLOYABILITY: This block of sessions explores the competences that enhance the employabilitiy of young people.

B. RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYABILITY: The sessions belonging to this group provide a complete set of current work, educational and volunteering opportunities at European level.

C. COMPETENCES FOR MENTORING. This block tackles with the competences required to effectively offer guidance and assessment to young people searching for a job or developing their business project. Social competences, as effective communication or learning facilitation, will be the backbone of this group of sessions.

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

Group: Youth workers, youth leaders and project coordinators. 17 participants from: Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Romania.
Trainers team: Alberto Garcia Garcia, Simone Lucchi and Monika Izabela Wisniewska. They three with residence in Spain.

Training methods used & main activities

Employability Ambassadors used an experiental learning methodology. Participants in the activity (leaders and youth workers) went through the learning cycle in the same way, youngsters will go afterwards in their local communities. By doing so, participants gained a first hand knowledge of the methodology.

Furthermore, throughout the activity Non-formal education based methodologies were broadly used in order to provide a structured but flexible framework for the development of the learning process. This framework aims to guarantee a high degree of participation. Thus, methods and techniques like open-space, world café, structured debates, round tables, role-games and others were used.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants have significantly increased their knowledge on Competences for employability and on how to identify, develop and certify them. In addition, they have learnt how to put them in practice while providing educational activities.

Furthermore, they have also gained a through knowledge on employment, educational and volunteering opportunities and resources available at European level.

After the activity, the participants have developed a strategy to implement the new knowledge and skills in both their personal and professional life. Participants has shown an outstanding commitment in the follow-up activities of the training course and several projects has been developed as a consequence.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked as coordinator of the activity and as trainer.

I was in charge of the sessions related to competences for employability and to provide a set of informative resources in the field of employment, education and volunteering.
In addition, my responsibilities as trainer were also connected to frame sessions such as evaluation and networking.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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