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This is a reference for Gergely Kiss

Job hunting DIY - employability and communication skills

The training activity took place
in Litomysl, Czech Republic
organised by Mladiinfo CR
24 April - 1 May 2016
Reference person

Stepanka Pechackova

(Trainer)
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Aims & objectives

The training course aimed to empower youth workers, leaders and organizations from the Visegrad countries (V4 – Czech republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in communication and employability skills, focused on the field of international development.

The objectives of the course are
- to develop communication and employability skills of youth in the V4 region
- to increase youth employment in the V4 region
- to increase the awareness of international development

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

Team: 2 Trainers, 1 Facilitator and 1 Project Manager (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia)

Participants: 24 youth workers, trainers and youth leaders from Visegrad countries (V4 – Czech republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia)

Training methods used & main activities

- Applied improvisation
- Short interactive presentations
- Facilitated discussions and brainstorming
- Reflection groups
- Icebreakers, games and role play
- Practical/interactive workshops
- Group work
- Group reflection and evaluation
- Interactive art gallery


Outcomes of the activity

The target group gained essential communication and employability skills to be able to independently engage in a job market through the participants and the partner organisations. Using the self-directed learning approach and methods from our training course contributed to the target group’s capability of self-initiative, to improvement of their self-esteem and to both increased awareness and self-awareness of communication and employability skills. The intercultural sensitivity, awareness of the Visegrad region and of international development cooperation was increased.

The training course filled the gap in education of communication and employability skills and in career guidance. It also contributed to increase in youth employment and to raising the awareness of changing role of Visegrad countries in international development cooperation and of international development cooperation in general.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the Trainers responsible for the content and delivery of skills development programme elements.

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

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