Our project for the 2019-2020 academic year “WORKING ON INCLUSION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MOST DISADVANTAGED” arises from a need that has arisen in the center for several years and that is to try to find and implement corrective actions in the behavior of young people between 15 and 19 years of age who come to the center in many cases as the last alternative they find to achieve personal and professional development.
Young people whose psychosocial reports make us think that since their incorporation to the center they are carrying a backpack that in many cases they find it difficult to maintain and move on their backs, and whose effect, in many cases, is manifested in a total apathy towards their professional development.
For this reason, our project is divided into two areas within vocational training:
- Students in basic vocational training and intermediate vocational training. Students who are studying a level 1 or 2 vocational certificate because they do not have a vocational qualification in accordance with the training requirements of the current labor market. Therefore, in the case of vocational certificates, we are requesting 6 mobilities for the three vocational certificates that we plan to teach during the academic year 2019-2020.
- Secondly, following our planned objectives of motivating students to continue with their vocational training and prevent them from dropping out of school, we have requested the mobility of 8 students from basic vocational training for a one-week stay to share spaces with boys and girls of other European nationalities and to carry out cooperation and collaboration activities in the field of gender equality and diversity, as well as the development of cultural and linguistic competences.
On the other hand, in the case of intermediate level students, we understand by past experiences the very high personal enrichment for both students and their respective families that comes from doing their FCTs period in a country other than their own, i.e. leaving their parental homes and living a personal and professional experience, assuming the discipline and responsibility that comes with the personal autonomy needed to spend a long stay away from their parents or legal guardians.
We would like to emphasize the highly positive results that this type of experience entails for our students, since in our case 100% of the students who have shared Erasmus+ projects in previous projects have continued their training itinerary in our center, going from basic vocational training to intermediate cycles, and the intermediate students continue their training by enrolling in a higher degree cycle. If we add to this the high awareness of gender equality and sexism, we consider the basic objective of the project to have been achieved.