The main aim of IO2 is to build up a potential Training Course on Career Management Skills to enhance and deepen the knowledge and competences of low qualified adults in their personal and professional path for the development of skills important for their future and relevant for the labor market.
M&M Profuture Training, S.L. undertook the coordination of this activity, based on its expertise and experience on course development and teaching. The rest of the partners contributed to the development of the content regarding Career Management Skills and will undertake translations in the project languages.
The objective of the course is to provide the target group with the knowledge and skills required to foster and develop their skills.
The aims of IO2 are:
– To develop the course’s structure.
– To create the Introduction of the course’s Training Modules (theoretical, hands-on, distance learning, assignments that will be used, etc.).
– To develop the evaluation tool & Indicators (learning curve of participants and participants’ satisfaction).
– To revise the Course Structure after receiving feedback from the Pilot trainings.
– To translate all contents into all partners languages and upload them on the training platform.
Core Topics to be developed
• CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS (CMS)
• LABOUR MARKET AWARENESS
• PERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS
• ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS
CREW Methodology of Learning
Job search and career management will become the main future challenges for most people, at any age. Modern career services and all institutions engaged in career guidance should provide to their users not only tailored information and personal advice, but also a set of learning tools, services and resources in order to design and manage their own lifelong career pathways.
In IO2 we would like to provide our trainees with a pedagogical method based on learning through practice, enhancing professional skills and expanding personal abilities. With this system, real knowledge and competences will be experienced and the participants will have to take strategic decisions and hone in on their skills.
The main aim of the course is to provide adult students with a practical course and manual that includes methodological references, exercises and activities within a shared theoretical framework and with a set of expected learning outcomes.
Firstly, our programme uses a combination of techniques within a 100% practical and active overall methodological approach, based on the preparation and discussion of real experiences, teamwork, and analysis of problems, followed by the drafting of proposals and the design of a final action plan.
Our main goals are:
• Developing career interpersonal, intrapersonal and management skills of adults.
• Encouraging the exchange of ideas, self-confidence, discovery of self and others, and fostering the implementation of self-evaluation techniques.
• Encouraging the lifelong acquisition of career management skills.
• Facilitating access for all citizens to guidance services.
At the end of the module, the participant will be able to:
• Understand what career management skills are and why it is important the opportunity to reflect on their current practice.
• Explore one’s interests, aptitudes, values, etc. (often with tests and professional help).
• Identify opportunities to develop their learning goals and employability skills
• Determine a “best fit” occupational goal by matching personal traits to job factors.
• Understand how the labor market works: how to find a job; to appreciate how and why industries and individual jobs are changing; and what sort of skills they need to progress
The course is built-up of 4 modules, each focusing on one of the CREW career management skills, having specific and concrete goals to be achieved after each module.
Planning and organization of the course
Our main goals are:
- Developing career interpersonal, intrapersonal and management skills of adults.
- Encouraging the exchange of ideas, self-confidence, discovery of self and others and fostering the implementation of self-evaluation techniques.
- Encouraging the lifelong acquisition of career management skills.
- Facilitating access for all citizens to guidance services.
At the end of the module the participant will be able to:
- Understand what career management skills are and why it is important the opportunity to reflect on their current practice.
- Explore one’s interests, aptitudes, values, etc. (often with tests and professional help).
- Identify opportunities to develop their learning goals and employability skills.
- Determine a “best fit” occupational goal by matching personal traits to job factors.
- Understand how the labor market works: how to find a job; to appreciate how and why industries and individual jobs are changing; and what sort of skills they need to progress.
Main learning methods
- Guided reading and Lecture presentations
- Question and Answer to discuss cases
- Creative exercises
- Autonomous activities
- Reflection on personal experiences
MODULE 1. CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS (CMS)
- What are career management skills?
- Reflexive and Proactive components: skills, aptitudes and attitudes
o What are my skills?
o What are my strengths?
o Personal effectiveness
o Managing life and career
• Constructing your CMS frameworks
o Career planning and career test
o Developing an action plan
o Evaluating your progress
MODULE 2. LABOUR MARKET AWARENESS
• The current (partner’s country) labor market
• Job search, the hidden jobs market & networking
• Personality tests, cover letter and job interview
• Psychotechnical Tests and Group dynamics
• Self-Employment as an alternative
• Co-working spaces
MODULE 3. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS
Understanding Personal Identity
• Self – awareness
o Recognize emotions
o Recognize personal qualities and achievements
o Express emotions appropriately
o Develop reflective practice
• Self- management
o Become confident, resilient and adaptable
o Develop self-discipline and set goals
o Appreciate diverse perspectives
o Communication Skills – Verbal and Non-Verbal
• Social – awareness
o Negotiation and resolve conflicts
o Develop leadership skills
o Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Integrity Skills
• Social – management
o Understand relationships
o Communicate effectively
o Work collaboratively
o Empathy and Sympathy Skills
MODULE 4. ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS
• Team Building
o What makes a team
o Team building survival skills
o Common Mistakes When Team Building
• Problem solving and decision making
o Conflict Management
o Problem Solving
o Decision Making
• Motivation in the work area
o Design a motivating job
o Create a motivational climate
o Techniques for self-motivation
• Time management
o To Do Lists
o Setting deadlines
o Avoid the Causes of Disorganization
• Remote working
o How to manage work from home?
o How to get psychologically ready?
o Time management and productivity
o Configure workspace at homeo Childcare and housework
- Self-assessment exercises
- Group reflections
- Personal reflections
25 hours of face-to-face interaction and e-learning:
a. Lecture presentations: 6 hours
b. Interactive sessions: 6 hours
c. Question and Answer to discuss cases
d. Quizzes to assess learning and performance of the weekly outcomes: 8 hrs. (2hrs. per module)
e. Other e-learning activities and assessment: 5 hours