Peer learning and mentoring project

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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

Title

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Peer learning and mentoring project

Description

Description

The project addresses VET students interested in starting up their own business. After an analysis of the needs using the questionnaire offeed by the CB4LLP project, we identified the needs of the teachers and students. These needs are also confirmed by various studies at national and European Level.

The idea is to help VET students to acquire entrepreneurial skills through peer learning.

Keywords / TAGS
entrepreneurial skills, VET, peer learning

Coordinator contact details

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Giovanni Crisonà and Prof. Salmond (Istituto Einaudi, Pistoia).
giovanni@cscs.it

Coordinator Country

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Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, Belgium

Coordinator Region (NUTS code)

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ITA

Partners

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– VET institutions
– also other educational organisations, at many levels

Theme

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  • Vocational guidance

Target Groups

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  • Groups
  • Teachers
  • Trainers
  • Other

Type

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  • Best practice

Sector

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  • Education

Educational sector

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  • Vocational/Technical secondary

Year

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2015
additional info if needed

Language

Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
EN
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Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

Title
    PIP – A project to train peer educators to deliver personal development skills to disadvantaged targ
Hyperlink
    http://www.adam-europe.eu/adam/project/view.htm?prj=4239#.U_8LQjK1b5E
Comments/Description
    The purpose of the PIP project is to provide a flexible and cost effective means of delivering personal development, particularly employability skills, to people at a greatest distance from the labour market. Despite having the necessary vocational skills or experience, they experience great difficulty maintaining placements in training or employment due to a severe lack of understanding of the generic and underlying skills required to sustain training or employment. The use of Peer Educators is based on the success of using them within the Me Myself I project (www.peermentor.bdf.es) to put messages across which would be unlikely to be accepted if given by “professionals” such as teachers, social workers, probation officers.

2. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Peer Education – a Pan-European programme (PEPE)
Hyperlink
    http://www.adam-europe.eu/adam/project/view.htm?prj=5176#.U_8KZjK1b5E
Comments/Description
    General Objectives: The project supported the personal development not only of the target group but also of the volunteer Peer Educators. The Peer Education training aimed to increase the personal communication and relationship skills of both the Peer Educators and the target groups. It aimed to increase the social and employability skills of the target groups through the personal development exercises delivered by the trained Peer Educators.
    The Training to trainers will increase the quality of training to trainers and that the trainers can deliver in their institutions, thus raise the quality of provision and assist in raising the quality of training for the target groups. The Peer Educator course is an innovative training programme developed through the PIP project which is already proving to be successful in supporting disadvantaged groups succeed in training and work placements.
    Operational Objectives:
    This project will increase co-operation between organisations of this project and between organisations in each partner region/country as well through the trainer courses which will be delivered by each partner organisation. These will include public, private and third sector organisations. They in turn will have the expertise to train more organisations and thus the Peer Education methodology will extend exponentially through the partner countries and potentially beyond.
    The innovative Peer Education training will be transferred from the UK and Portugal to the partner countries and from the partner organisations to other institutions within their regions, and, through their own European networks, to other European countries.
    Partners will seek to gain accreditation for the Peer Educator training course so that the qualification can be recognised in the partner countries of Europe.
    European Priorities:
    lack of motivation and low self-esteem are key factors in low achievement and early leaving. This project will address those issues to support increased competency.

3. LLP project or related resource

Title
    CReBUS
Hyperlink
    http://www.crebus.eu/
Comments/Description
    e-mentoring for entrepreneurial skills

4. LLP project or related resource

Title
Hyperlink
Comments/Description

Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

Useful ideas

The project should help youngsters to learn how to start up their own activity. They could learn directly from persons who already done this and have the same or almost the same age.

Stakeholders

All educational organisations should understand that teaching entrepreneurship is a transversal task; and that this cannot be done only in class. A different approach would help students to feel more at ease and would wake their interest.

Partnerships

A group of stakeholders from various EU countries, together with young experienced entrepreneurs interested to help developing the course.

Other

The idea is to develop a Training Course for training young people to become Peer Educators in entrepreneurship. The course is approximately 40 hours and is designed primarily to run as a residential course for 40 hours over 5 days or two periods of 20 hours over 2½ – 3 days each. Peer Educators will then be in a position to work with VET students and help them start up their own business.

Solutions

The purpose of the project is to provide a flexible and cost effective means of delivering personal development, particularly entrepreneurship skills, to VET students interested to become entrepreneurs.
The project will be divided into tasks to be done by each partner, will be monitored by the coordinator and payments will be effected as agreed at the beginning of the project and foreseen by the contract with the National Agency.

General

This course will be suitable for use in schools, colleges, training centres and other organisations working with would be entrepreneurs, including Chambers of Commerce, associations, laboratories.

Particular

Internal

Email and skype, partner meetings.
A website will also be created.

External

Activity Reports from partners to coordinator every 3 months.
Activity and Financial Reports to the NA.

Educational Sector

the Training Course, teaching materials

Non educational

Brochure, posters

Equipment

website
DVDs

Systems for quality monitoring

Feedback from partners will be requested on various aspects (communication, understanding of the tasks, self assessment of quality, etc.). All this will generate reports on quality and will help the coordinator better understand the situation. Activity reports and financial reports will also help the monitoring.

Systems to document taken actions

Activity reports, dissemination and exploitation reports.

Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

Useful ideas


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