This project aims to revolutionise professional guidance and explore coaching as a tool to support low-skilled unemployed people to reflect on blocks and obstacles to their decision making, identify patterns of behaviour form the past that may impact future choice and work as catalyst in helping them define their own way forward.
For this reason, the project implemented a specialised training for guidance practitioners (private/public) to become Career Coaches as well as provide them with useful complementary ICT tools to support their daily practice, empower und up-skill low-skilled unemployed adults.
Therefore, the Intellectual Outputs (IO) to achieve the above are listed below:
O1: Building a Competence Framework for Career Coaches specialised in supporting low skilled unemployed
This IO will explore the existent practices in career guidance offered to low-skilled adults, both in situation of employment and unemployment.
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O2: Innovative coaching intervention practices
This intellectual output will consist in designing a coaching programme tailored to the needs identified in the previous output to be implemented with at least 5/10 guidance practitioners.
The QUALIFY training includes 4 modules that address the key competences that career coaches need when engaging with their unemployed clients. This unique course aims to meet the needs of the professional and the client.
Professionals who want to make positive changes to their practice will benefit from the QUALIFY training and they will then cascade this learning and intervention to their unemployed clients. The long term unemployed can enhance their employment prospects after receiving and engaging in this training whilst building their confidence, developing a range of soft skills and a more positive outlook.
- Emotional Intelligence and NLP
- Motivation, Learning to Learn and Managing Tasks (Action Learning)
- Brand You, Networking, Relational Competence, Social Media and Professionalism
- Career Circles and Personal Growth
03: Modern ICT Tools to Support Career Management for Low-Skilled Adults
This intellectual outcome intends to provide attractive support tools for the work of Guidance practitioners with low-skilled unemployed people. The tools include among others, interactive support tools that are user friendly for all audiences. The aim of these tools is to include them into stakeholders’ portfolio and used by guidance practitioners on daily basis with unemployed people.
O4: Recommendations to Policy Makers on New Strategies to Support Effective Career Guidance to Low Skilled Unemployed Adults.
This report aims to encourage policymakers to assist professionals by introducing the results of the project “Career Coaches for Low Qualified Adults” (QUALIFY) developed in the framework of the Erasmus + programme and giving them some ideas on how to encourage and support their work with low qualified adults. This guide was prepared for policymakers and decision makers at a national and local level to promote the importance of career guidance to low skilled unemployed. In this guide, you will find recommendations gathered by project partners from our research, evaluation forms and interviews conducted with low skilled unemployed and professionals. All partner countries have engaged in these tasks.