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WELCOME TO CAWSAND! MEETING 14-18 January 2013 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL Ref; 2011-1-GB2-LEO04-05359.

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1 WELCOME TO CAWSAND! MEETING January 2013 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL Ref; GB2-LEO

2 Point Europa Point Europa is an independent training and education charity, founded in February We work to support our local community on the Rame Peninsula in SE Cornwall, England. We organise a huge range of training, education and community development activities, often with a strong European flavour. We are very successful in making Europe work for our area.

3 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL Ref; GB2-LEO European Projects. We run international exchanges, training design and learning partnerships, with partners in all EU countries and beyond. We offer many opportunities each year, for people of all ages.European Projects UK Training. We aim to identify and meet the training needs of local people and local businesses, trying to improve skills levels and help people into work.UK Training Community support. We try to use our expertise to support other community and voluntary groups in our area.Community support Support for the local economy. We work with local businesses, bringing in new work through our exchange programmes and aiming to provide the services that they need.Support for the local economy Charity Shop. We run our own charity shop in Millbrook village, where our hard-working volunteers generate funds for the independent Rame Community Fund.Charity Shop

4 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning

5 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL Motive of the Project Rationale: Some people have difficulty trying to find traditional employment (fixed contract work with an employer). In the current economic climate, competition for jobs is fierce and there are additional challenges facing minorities, migrants disadvantaged/disabled people. Issue/Problem; Many people have the desire and drive to find employment or to create employment for themselves but struggle to do so. Solutions: To look at alternative non-traditional employment opportunities or routes; cooperatives, social enterprises, part-time, job share, flexible working and to look at new training and learning opportunities. Gain knowledge and experience as to what training people need, how can this training be offered, how can individuals gain motivation for the training and what support do they need and to look at new and innovative solutions to these issues.

6 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL Ref; GB2-LEO The concrete objectives are: -- Work with staff and adult learners to extend understanding about the alternatives to "traditional" employment. -- Help staff and learners to understand the routeways into the alternatives, and the training required to make these alternatives realistic. -- Organise local and international visits to good, working examples; learn about how they function, and identify the training and support needs that are included in their success. -- Use this new knowledge to improve the VET provision offered by our centres, thus increasing our learners' options for paid work. -- Produce a simple project guidebook, that will summarise the learning and the new ideas gained, and provide an easy-access entry point for others. Make this valuable new information freely available. Approach to be taken: -- Identification of, and learning from, real existing examples of successful alternatives to traditional employment. Most of the work will involve finding, visiting and learning from cooperatives, partnerships, part-time and jobshare operations. The main aim is to discover the training needed to achieve success, and how we can replicate this in our VET organisations. -- All the visits will be documented in clear language, providing a good set of Best Practice examples. The training requirements will be documented according to the opportunities and availability in each partner country.

7 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL Ref; GB2-LEO A basic publicity and information leaflet, in all partner languages, to explain the project A multi-language website for information and dissemination of results Local networks: "catalogues" of relevant organisations in each country Report on the training needs and opportunities in each partner country Portfolios of learning achieved by the individual participants The NEWEL Handbook - a synthesis for the whole partnership on the learning and ideas generated by the project

8 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL - Each partner will create a NEWEL Task Group in their organisation, to include at least one senior manager. The tasks are: - Publicise the project - Find relevant organisations in the local area, who are already actively involved in Alternative Employment: social enterprises, cooperatives, partnerships, and the support agencies who work with them. - Find adult learners interested in joining the project. - Organise Mobility visits, to and from the other partners, in small groups. Send and receive material about the partner country to be visited (photos, video, etc). - Organise evaluation events after each visit - Report progress to the coordinator and National Agencies as appropriate Common partnership activities - Design/content for the project website - Exchange of presentation materials, dissemination ideas, etc - Submission of material for the project reports - Joint coordination of the transnational visits

9 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL Co-ordination of project and actions:

10 NEWEL- New Ways into Employment and Learning Leonardo Learning Partnership NEWEL LETS DISCUSS!!!!


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