In line with the project’s overall goal to empower the adult educators with an integrated & innovative iPath2UpSkilling Platform & Programme & with the specific skills for using it in order to assure high quality upskilling pathways for the low-skilled/-qualified adults through guidance services, formal & non-formal education, training & coaching services, the aim of this activity is:
To empower 25 direct beneficiaries (educators, trainers & other personnel who support adult learners) with the necessary skills to use the iPath2UpSkilling Platform & Programme in the benefit of low-skilled/-qualified adults
To enhance the usage of digital tools of the iPath2UpSkilling Platform in everyday work of educators, trainers & other personnel who support adult learners
To evaluate the iPath2UpSkilling Platform & Programme & resources & tools during the development stage by requesting feed-back from the participants to Learning, Teaching or Training activities.
The results include a number of 25 certified professionals to use the iPath2UpSkilling Platform and its resources during Learning, Teaching, Training activities:
C1 seen as a training of trainer’s event, targeting staff of each organisation, in order to reach common outreach & standards. It will be connected to the methodology work (handbooks) of IO2 and to the practical outcomes of O2 & O3, as well as reviewing the second version of O1.
C2 seen as a blended-learning & testing for developing Mentorship Manual (IO2), putting together trained staff and professionals’ users and multiplying the educational effects.
Increase the skills to upskill!
The activity will be organized during 3 days in Dorset, UK, having as participants 10 direct beneficiaries -educators, trainers & other personnel who support adult learners- from partners’ organisation (2 participants from Romania, 2 participants from UK, 2 participants from Cyprus, 2 participants from Turkey and 2 participants from Austria) with the following profile: older than 25 years old, actively involved as educator/trainers/other personnel who support adult learners, with an intermediate level of English
The candidates has submitted a complete application file (proof of being actively involved in adult education sector and a letter of motivation). Following the validation by the Commission of selection (form out of 1 representative in the Commission of selection /country*5 countries) of the application file submitted, the candidate filled in time one of the places available to the target group within the project. They were selected on their intrinsic motivation to participate in C1 activity in order to upgrade their specific competencies of working and training trainers and low-skilled and low-qualified adults.
Successful path to a successful career
The participants are 15 direct beneficiaries -educators, trainers & other personnel who support adult learners- from external organisations (3 from Romania, 3 from UK, 3 from Cyprus, 3 from Turkey and 3 from Austria) with the following profile: older than 25 years old, actively involved as educator/trainers/other personnel who support adult learners, with an intermediate level of English.Short travel budget is included for local participants, from outside host location premises.
In order to maintain the certification, each person already certified to use the iPath2UpSkilling Platform in C1 will be required to train other 3 adult educators (6 persons/ participant organization; a total of 30 persons/project). In order to participate in the project, the 30 candidates will follow the approved selection procedure. After finalizing 5 online meetings, only 3 participants/country (15 in total) will be selected to continue the face-to face part of the activity in Nicosia, CY, based on their interest and active participation in the activity so far.
The added value
By reaching each of the above-mentioned objectives of the Learning, Teaching or Training activities, the project will reach part of its major goal. On the long run, the added value of the two Learning, Teaching or Training activities proposed by the project is the major impact that newly trained educators, trainers & other personnel who support adult learners will have on the low-skilled and low-qualified adults by using the iPath2UpSkilling Platform&Programme as follows:
low-skilled and low-qualified adults will have access to a guided pathway to positive outcomes such as further learning or employment
low-skilled and low-qualified adults will have essential skills needs identified and addressed through relevant trainings organized by others stakeholders or through the online trainings
low-skilled and low-qualified adults will easily understand and address their personal, social and emotional barriers to a successful careersuccessful career
low-skilled and low-qualified adults will have a higher self-esteem, positively impacting the quality of their life
low-skilled and low-qualified adults will be more confident to apply their learning, skills and behaviors to further learning or work environment
low-skilled and low-qualified adults will gain vocationally relevant qualifications, increasing their degree of competitiveness on the labor market and the degree of employability
Pathway to upskill
Base on the new skills acquired during C activities, newly trained educators, trainers & other personnel who support adult learners will be able to assure support, sustained engagement, transition and progress for the low-skilled adult trainees’ pathway to upskill. By using the sthe stakeholder’s network, the professionals who support adult learners will develop joint working in order to crate tailored qualitative pathways to upskilling for the low-skilled and low-qualified adults. By using the skills acquired during C activities and the tools for developing new online trainings & OERs, the professionals who support low-skilled adult learners will enhanced their daily work as follows:
enhance learner-centered contentenhance learner-centered content: online training curricula will be relevant and specific to learners’ needs
enhance interactivity: They will be upskilled to increase interaction with learners in order to sustain attention and promote learning.
enhance granularity: the content will be segmented to facilitate assimilation of new knowledge and to allow flexible scheduling of time for learning
enhance personalization in order to reflect learners’ interests and needs
enhance engaging content: Instructional methods and techniques will be used creatively to develop an engaging and motivating learning experience
enhance ability to follow the learners’ progress and performance