Foundations for Work Introduction
Funded by the European Commission through the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation programme the Foundations for Work project aims to increase the integration of young immigrants into the labour market of their host countries by producing a multilingual, multicultural training course which will allow them to acquire the basic competences and transferable work skills needed to open up progression opportunities either directly into employment and/or to further vocational qualifications.
Our multilingual training course is accessible in content and low-tech in delivery to engage learners with low qualifications and self-confidence. There are seven modules in total, which trainers and tutors can use in their work with young migrants. Each module comprises; a Powerpoint based course, a trainers guide and a trainee’s workbook, all downloadable for free. Module 0 provides a brief introduction and a basic evaluation form which can be used throughout the course. By focusing on skills such as oral communication and team work, ICT and personal finances, and using a learner-centric methodology, the course materials will effectively facilitate the acquisition of basic competences needed to succeed in the world of work, while also boosting confidence and attitudes of value in host countries, leading to more successful employment recruitment and retention in a wide range of occupations.