Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship

In the course of economic growth and the decreasing poverty level, the issue of inclusion of vulnerable groups has become an increasingly important issue. Without negating the overall challenges this country is facing with regards to the labour market and the vocational education and training (VET) system, it is widely acknowledged that individuals from certain groups are facing particular challenges and disadvantages due to their economic, social and cultural situation.

The Project

After the successful completion of the pilot projects in support of vulnerable job seekers from 2010 until 2014, the current phase started in January 2015 and will run until December 2016. Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship (C4EE) is a methodology and set of tools for school-to-work transition and labour market accessibility for vulnerable groups. This methodology is based on a coaching cycle - 12month support for vulnerable job seekers using the participant's Individual Development and Business Plan as main instruments.

Private sector participation plays a crucial role in offering jobs and in providing internships and on-the-job learning. Therefore, private businesses are mobilized to join with business developersteams to develop innovative approaches and business ideas about how to become potential buyers of the services that will be delivered by groups of coaching cycle participants.

Results

Main project interventions consist of:

  • Support and guidance for the participants during the process of coaching cycle and job search;
  • Modular Training process for staff of National Employment Service (NES) and local NGO partners on coaching vulnerable individuals seeking employment;
  • Institutionalization of the approach under the New Service Model provided in NES;
  • Development of innovative and sustainable products and services by participants of the coaching cycle and linking them to the private sector

Project countries

  • Albania

Project duration

2017 - 2020

Funding

  • SDC

Working area

Skills

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