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I’m delighted to report that the project has now restarted and expanded in scope! – The idea being to broaden this break-through model to include an element of entrepreneurship training to help facilitate the transition to new jobs of those previously employed in declining industries, for example the textile industry.
In this audio recording I was explaining the new phase of the project to a colleague, with particular focus on the importance and the varied benefits it’s bringing the participants. As well as providing skills to the workforce, enabling them to move into new industries (or different parts of the industry they have always worked in), the project also provides opportunities to learn how these skills are relevant in the context of finding a new job and how one goes about making applications.
Alongside training in technology, there is also focus on how people can start small businesses of their own – with significant potential for growth over the next few years – rather than relying on vacancies elsewhere. We have seen a real shift in the way that we perceive skills for employability, we hope that CITEVE will set the example for similar collaborative partnerships in different geographies.
The project reinforces the notion that investment in new skills for new jobs and targeted support to facilitate worker mobility are crucial to securing better and higher quality jobs, fulfilling the Europe 2020 goals as well as individual economic security.
I hope you enjoy the audio below and in the spirit of best practice and constant learning, I’d be delighted to hear about similar reskilling projects in Europe. Let’s use this platform to share great initiatives.
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