1. JA Skills for Employability programmes
a) Innovation Camps - more information here.
b) Success Skills/Career Success (JA Romania)
Success Skills together with project event Job Shadow Day/StartInternship helps students (16-25) develop their interpersonal skills and prepare for future careers by gaining a clearer vision and evaluating their own activities and career goals. The program includes two additional projects: Job Shadow Day (high school students) and Start Internship (for college students) which help them to better prepare for a future job by getting familiar to real work responsibilities and connecting them with companies.
Success Skills program aims to:
- Help students to understand and correctly identify the skills they need to succeed in a career;
- Provide students with information and training regarding career skills and help them better prepare for a future job interview;
- Help students understand the role and importance of developing interpersonal and communication skills;
- Create a connection between what students learn in school and the world of work and employer’s expectations;
- Decrease the gap in between School education and Business community requests for Junior Jobs
c) Global Enterprise Project
The Global Enterprise Project (GEP) is a unique campaign under the JA Company Programme umbrella that involved since 2011 hundreds of business people from diverse global companies to raise young people's awareness on globalisation, foster entrepreneurship and reinforce the skills they need for the modern workforce.
d) Job Shadow Days - more information here.
2. Work based learning including traineeships, apprenticeships and dual learning models, vocational.
With the initiative Europeans@Siemens, Siemens aims to train young Europeans in Berlin. The trainees get complete vocational training as an electrician or mechatronics specialist and they study theory at the Werner von Siemens Vocational School in Berlin. Currently, nearly 2000 young people in 11 European countries are receiving vocational training at Siemens; in Germany, the company has approximately 7000 trainees and students in its cooperative training program.
Siemens focuses on three objectives here:
- Reducing youth unemployment: Vocational training is seen in a positive light and can also be a driver of employee commitment and satisfaction (Siemens as a good corporate citizen).
- Shortage of skilled workers: Securing young talent in the context of demographic change and increasing competition for the best minds.
- Business success: Placement of our technology and products in training workshops, VET schools, and universities.
3. Other examples:
Developing creativity and innovative spirit - Creative Wallonia (http://www.creative-wallonia.be/)
Creative Wallonia is a framework program that promotes creativity and innovation, by bringing together a number of measures for an innovation policy based on a creative society. The initiative is articulated in three axis: (i) Promotion of the creative society; (ii) The fertilization of innovative practices; (iii) Supporting innovating production. The initiative targets students and teachers, entrepreneurs and public actors. Part of the programme is dedicated to innovate the education of students, through new competences linked to creativity and transdisciplinary, and by the completion of real, tangible projects. In parallel, the «Creative School Lab» project aims at supporting the integration of training in creative thinking into the initial training of future teachers who will work in preschool, primary and lower secondary education. As an example, in 2013, “La Semaine de la Créativité” attracted 10.000 participants in workshops, trainings and creative training.