Talent Matching Europe, London training week

The aim of the Talent Matching project lead in Barcelona by CEPS Projectes Socials, is to design, test and validate a new training programme and EQF-aligned standards of competency framework for Vocational Mentors that support young disadvantaged people into Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) in Europe’s Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs).

The aim of the project is to design, test and validate a new training program and standards aligned with the ‘European Framework of Qualifications for Lifelong Learning’ (EQF-MEC) with a framework of competencies for career guidance mentors who support Disadvantaged young people in education and specific vocational training in the creative and cultural industries in Europe.

In order to achieve their goal, the project partners from 6 EU countries have in 2016 done a local and national study, including interviews and local events with professionals who work with young people. The result is an overview of the state of the CCIs in relation to mentoring and IVET in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Macedonia, Poland and England.

You can read the full report here, and a summary here.

The TME partners shared their first draft of an Occupational Profile for Mentors towards the CCIs and Competencies Framework at a multiplier event in Barcelona on February the 3rd. Two month later, in April, during a training week in London the findings were discussed, revised and validated with professionals from 6 EU countries.

You can find here the resulting Occupational Profile and the Competencies Framework.

During the remainder of 2017 project partners will test the materials and set up an online learning platform, where all resources will be easily available to the general public.

For more information about the event held in Barcelona on the 02nd of February 2017 click here, or to read about the research done in Barcelona access here.

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This two-year project is co-financed by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Commission and started in November 2015. It is lead by Collage Arts in London and will be implemented by partners in 6 EU countries (Italy, Croatia, Spain, Macedonia, UK and Poland).