The SMELT project: Skilling Marginalized people to Enter Labour Market, is aiming to face the paradox of business sectors experiencing workforce shortage and the high number of vulnerable people unemployed, by supporting marginalized people in acquiring and developing key competences strategical for the labor market.
Marginalisation, is often due to a lack of adequate education and/or specific technical skills, which contribute to cut off those people from the labor market and, as a consequence, exacerbates their social isolation and marginalisation, which in turn, further hinders their access to the labor market. This vicious cycle perpetuates inequality, marginalization, poverty and isolation.
Combining expertise and experiences of association/ngos working with marginalized people, enterprises, VET centers and educational institute proceeding from 7 countries, the project is expecting to promote the access to VET and low-skilled professions (in the specific the welder one) through organizing specific training courses.
The training courses will be shaped for this specific target group mixing/merging technical workshops to learn the welder profession and classes to increase digital skills and soft skill to facilitate people’s access into the labour market and, more in general, into social tissue. Specific courses will be carried out to explain how to create a CV, where to send it, how to find job offers and to reach the job center. The idea at the basis is to foster their inclusion and participation in the society.
The project is funded by Erasmus+ Programme, KA2: Strategic Partnerships in Vocational Education and Training.
Partnership project coordinator: Samarcanda società cooperativa sociale Onlus – Italy;
Partners: Center for Democracy Foundation – Serbia;
SSOU MOSHA PIJADE – Tetovo -Republic of Northern Macedonia;
SDRUZHENIE YUNI PARTNERS – Bulgaria;
SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION – Cyprus;
ASOCIACION MAR VIOLETA – Spain;
ASSOCIATION DES AGENCES DE LA DEMOCRATIE LOCALE – France
Ecor International SpA – Italy.