A Structured Internship Programme to Aid the Professionalization of Skilled and Unemployed Young People with the Aim of Securing Employment
2014 - 2016
ERASMUS + programme
Fast Track into Information Technology Ltd , Ireland
The aim of the project is to introduce a viable and beneficial option to young people who are job ready in terms of education and skills but remain unemployed due to a lack of opportunity to demonstrate suitability or competency for a particular role. One such option is structured supervised internships where the applied learning in the work-place is monitored and validated, skills utilised and professional development encouraged.
- Overcome difficulties that new entrants to the labour market, especially young people, face in competing in the labour market, securing stable employment, commencing career paths, thereby achieving autonomy and full participation in society.
- Encourage the professionalization of the unemployed youth who have the skills / training but lack practical experience.
- Validation of the transition from education to employment through structured, supervised interventions facilitating real-time application of learning e.g. internships.
- Forge and strengthen links between VET education and industry by improving the relevance of education provision.