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Regional Labour Office in Bialystok is state public employment service institution with staff of about 150 people (including career guidance advisers, EURES advisers, labour market specialists, administrative staff), implementing and coordinating regional labour market policy on behalf of regional authorities. We initiate and support effective solutions promoting and stimulating development of the labour market in Podlasie Region (North-East of Poland). Our main activities are labour market surveys and analyses, career counselling, EURES services, initiation and implementation of regional programmes and projects co-subsidized from the UE funds.
Regional Labour Office in Bialystok has been involved in developing career guidance services for over 15 years, including entrepreneurship workshops for adults we organize for almost 10 years. Within our institution operates Career Guidance and Information Center - unit which delivers career guidance services to jobseekers and supports the activities of local labour offices addressed to the unemployed and jobseekers. We specialise in working with jobseekers using methods of individual consultations and workshops; support clients in discovering their talents, skills, strong points and motivating them to create their own vocational future. The most important tasks of Career Guidance and Information Centres include:
• running soft skills workshops for the unemployed and jobseekers,
• cooperation in the provision of Eures services,
• cooperation with local labour offices in developing career guidance services,
• organizing methodological trainings and workshops for staff from local labour offices (vocational advisers, placement specialist, ect.)
• cooperation in developing information on labour market.
Majority of the workhops we organize are focused on developing entrepreneurial skills: creating business ideas, planning and preparing business plan, selecting target markets and customers, communicating with stakeholders, legal structure of a company, registering a company (registering online, paper forms), tax and social obligations, financing, coping with stress, ect.
Tartu Art School (Tartu Kunstikool) is a vocational design school from Estonia. It provides five upper and post-secondary programmes in design:
• Graphic Designer/Desktop Publisher
• Decoration Designer
• Digital 3D Designer
• Artist-Designer (1-year continuing training program for professionals).
TAS has been operating under various names and on different educational levels since 1951. TAS studies provide classical fine art skills along with technical knowledge of modern design technologies and entrepreneurial experiences for being successful in the labour market or in higher education. As ⅓ of curricula consists of teamwork and learning projects with real clients, students are supported by team coaching. With 260 students and 50 employees, TAS is small and flexible, valuing personal approach. TAS is internationally active, being a member of ArtECult, European network of vocational art schools and partner institutions. International relations, mobility and networking are a significant part of TAS development policy and have become a routine part of the organisation’s daily activity. In 2015, TAS was awarded European Mobility Charter accreditation. TAS has coordinated partnership projects and a transfer of innovation project under LLP Leonardo programme and is participating as a partner in several Erasmus+ strategic partnership projects. During the previous partnership projects, TAS has gained a lot of valuable experience in multicultural team-work and project coordination. At the same time, circle of partners has widened and quality of communication improved.
SASKY Municipal Education and Training Consortium (Sasky) provides mainly vocational education and training in Tampere and Satakunta regions. Sasky maintains 9 vocational colleges providing initial, further and specialist vocational qualifications and four schools offering general education. There are currently around 3500 vocational students and 550 members of staff. Sasky’s areas of excellence include strong co-operation with the world of work, entrepreneurship education, 3D printing and active international co-operation.
NIUERNERMIK ILINNIARFIK is a state VOCATIONAL school created in 1979. In this course has enrolled about 300 students, of which about 60% are vocational education, 20% upper secondary school, 20% higher education. The school also has a training center for adult learning primarily within the field of management and leadership. It has a staff of 30 people (teachers: 18; administrative and technical staff: 12. It includes Secondary Education and Vocational Training courses initial, medium and advanced) in Business and Administrative Management, Commerce and Retail.
We are part of the “Federation Wallonia-Brussels” Network, the most important organizing authority for Social Promotion schools of the French-speaking part of Belgium. Our school comprises three different sites: one is located in Jemappes, in the suburbs of Mons, the second building is in Quievrain and the third one is situated on the social campus site of the Haute Ecole en Hainaut, at the heart of Umons campus in Champ de Mars. Originally dedicated to evening classes for employees seeking promotion, the school has offered day classes for unemployed people since the end of the 1980s. We have become one of the biggest adults training schools specialised in “Lifelong Learning” as we welcome students aged 18 to 78. The training courses we organise are particularly well-adapted to our region and our students’ needs. We offer day and evening classes, from CEB level (Certificat d’Etude de Base) to Bachelor Degrees, and deliver certificates that are recognised by companies and civil service. We maintain numerous partnerships with social and economic actors in the best interest of our students. We are also developing relationships with European partners to open up the scope of possibilities. Our team is based on 120 experienced coworkers who often appeal to experts and share a common goal: to open a window to the future. Our school is always ready to answer any requests from its social partners. What is social promotion education? Social Promotion Education, better known as ‘evening courses’, is a flexible form of education of secondary or higher education level, organised as day and evening course units. It may lead to numerous certificates corresponding to those obtained in traditional full-time education. Social Promotion Education ambition is to train adults, both jobseekers and workers. This form of education is sometimes aimed at young students from 15 years old involved in traditional full-time education, who would like to improve their language and computer skills.
Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovacion de Burgos (Burgos, Spain) is a leading horizontal non for profit association, full member of the European Business Network (EBN), focused on entrepreneurship, SMEs and innovation, and offering incubation services since 1994.