The second meeting of the “GIVE – Guidance in Vocational Education for Students in Rural Areas” programme, funded by the LLP Leonardo Da Vinci TOI (Transfer of Innovation) funding line, took place in Bansko, Bulgaria from the 5th to the 6th of July 2012. The project involves six partners from five different countries, the Centre for Creative Development Danilo Dolci being one of these. The other partners are: Danmar Computers (leader) from Poland, BD Center (PL), Oake Associates (UK), Ciberespacio (ES) and Know and Can (BG). The partners, which have already worked together in the past, met in Bulgaria to share the results of the research which was conducted in these months in the five partner countries and that involved 50 companies and 50 VET professionals from each country. During the meeting in Bansko, the results of the quantitative research and the focus groups were analyzed and presented to all the partners from BD Center, the Polish partner coordinator of the GIVE (WP2) research. Thus these results have become the base for the creation of an online platform which will be created in the next months in order to provide VET professionals with a useful tool to work with young people aged 16 to 25 coming from rural areas. It was also possible to implement the contents of the online platform that counts with 4 teaching modules as foreseen by the transferability of the previous CREIN project which is the starting point of the GIVE project. Partners distributed tasks and planned their wok till the end of 2012 when the contents of the on line platform will be ready. Partners also decided the dates for the next meeting of the GIVE TOI which will take place from the 15th to the 16th of November 2012 in Madrid. Ciberespacio, the Spanish partner, will organize this meeting.
The creation of innovative multidimensional LMS platforms integrated with social media, based on the methodology of the CREIN transfer tool, is the core activity of the project, thus the partners of the GIVE project will be committed with the implementation of these useful tools during the next months, since the aim is also to improve the employability perspectives for the students from the rural areas, in order to identify the needs of the employers regarding the VET abilities of young people so to match the actual training offer with the needs of the job market.
The GIVE project lasts two years and it is coordinated for the Centre for Creative Development by Dario Ferrante.
For more info please contact Dario Ferrante – Centre for the Creative Development Danilo Dolci