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DP Managing organisation : Central Remedial Clinic
Other national partners : Blanchardstown Centre for Independent Living
Dublin Institute of Technology - School of Computing
Hibernia Learning Partnership
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Killester College For Further Education
National Training and Development Institute Ltd
EQUAL theme :Employability - (Re-)integration to the labour market 
Type of DP :Sectoral - Specific discrimination and inequality problems 
DP Legal status :Association without legal form 
DP identification :IE-28 
Application phase :Approved for action 2 
Selection date :01-07-2005 
Last update :05-08-2005 
Monitoring:  

Rationale

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The aim of the E4 Project is to increase the employability of people from marginalised groups (people with disabilities, educationally disadvantaged, lone parents). Its focus is on the development of participants to work as Technical Support Officers in Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and Assistive Technologies (AT). This will be achieved through the development and implementation of new innovative educational programmes. It will develop further an existing service which is aimed at reusing modern technology, and working in partnership with private, public, educational, rehabilitation and support organisations by adding additional strands relating to training and employment.

People who have traditionally found it difficult to find employment will be provided with the opportunity to progress within the educational system, thereby increasing their employment prospects. This will be achieved through active and facilitated participation in educational programmes with graded progression routes using blended learning techniques. Assistive Technology is any system, which can be used to provide access for people with disabilities in all activities, education, employment or social. Lack of understanding of how technology and the built environment can be adapted and modified is the greatest barrier in education and employment. Exclusion from the labour market for individuals in the target groups is a crucial problem. There are many barriers, unable to complete education, access issues, lack of support or training to more fundamental issues, low levels of literacy, Numeracy, working skills. This project will introduce new pathways form foundation through to 3rd level education, providing work placement and opportunities for employment. It will further provide opportunities for those that gain employment to advance their professional development

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Objective

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Objectives
Developing a new and innovative partnership which will build on the success of the regional learning partnership created by the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB). Expanding this partnership to incorporate rehabilitation service providers (Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) and National Training & Development Institute (NTDI)), support organisations, Centres for Independent Living (CIL) and Industry (through the Irish Business & Employers Confederation (IBEC), DELL, Microsoft, Delcran, Quinn Direct and others).

Establishing a lifelong learning pathway to employment for participants through the provision of foundation courses at rehabilitation centres, progression to colleges of further education (St Peter’s College, Killester) and on to Institutes of Technology (ITB and DIT Kevin Street). Blended Learning will be a core element in the delivery of courseware.

Incorporating the thinking and learning skills developed by Edward De Bono in these programmes as an aid to students. To this end, providing training in these thinking/learning techniques for educationalists/trainers in the partnership organisations. The use of these techniques has been researched by the Dublin Institute of Technology and the CRC and proven to be successful.

 Provide internships and work experience placements through partnership with industry (DELL, Microsoft, Delcran, Quinn Direct and liasing with IBEC). Including the sustainability and development of the Re-use Technology concept as a means of providing technology to students and organisations. It is envisaged that a number graduates of the above mentioned educational programmes will be employed within this organisation as technical support officers.

Providing supports to students both in the area of learning (including the use of Assistive Technology, organisational skills, study skills etc.) and more personal areas. This support will ultimately focus on supporting the student while in the learning environment and preparing them for the workplace through the development of work related social skills and pro-active job seeking behaviours. This support will be available to students during internships, work experience placements, on to employment where appropriate.

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Innovation


Nature of the experimental activities to be implemented Rating
Guidance, counselling **
Training ***
Work placement **
Conception for training programs, certification ***

Type of innovation Rating
Process-oriented ***

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Innovation
The E4 project is fundamentally innovative in its approach to increasing employability through active and facilitated participation in educational programmes with graded progression routes using blended learning techniques. The concept of direct links between education and employment are not new, however the partnership approach to the design, delivery and structure of educational programmes involving educational partners from three levels of educational provision (foundation, further education, and higher education) and industry partners on an equal footing is innovative in and of itself.


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Budget Action 2

1 000 000 – 1 500 000 €

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Beneficiaries


Assistance to persons 
Unemployed  50.0%  50.0% 
Employed  0.0%  0.0% 
Others (without status, social beneficiaries...)  0.0%  0.0% 
  100.0% 
 
Migrants, ethnic minorities, …  0.0%  0.0% 
Asylum seekers  0.0%  0.0% 
Population not migrant and not asylum seeker  50.0%  50.0% 
  100.0%
 
Physical Impairment  50.0%  50.0% 
Mental Impairment  0.0%  0.0% 
Mental Illness  0.0%  0.0% 
Population not suffering from a disability  0.0%  0.0% 
  100.0% 
 
Substance abusers 0.0%  0.0% 
Homeless  0.0%  0.0% 
(Ex-)prisoners  0.0%  0.0% 
Other discriminated (religion, sexual orientation)  50.0%  50.0% 
Without such specific discriminations  0.0%  0.0% 
  100.0% 
 
< 25 year  0.0%  0.0% 
25 - 50 year  50.0%  50.0% 
> 50 year  0.0%  0.0% 
   100.0% 

Assistance to structures and systems and accompanying measures Rating
Disabilities ***
Unemployment **

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Empowerment

 

 With beneficiaries

Participation
Promoting individual empowerment
Developing collective responsibility and capacity for action
Participation in the project design
Participation in running and evaluating activities
Changing attitudes and behavior of key actors

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Empowerment - Participants
By ensuring the active participation of groups that represent the needs of the target groups and developing links with local community groups/ voluntary agencies the project will ensure that the needs of target groups remain firmly on the agenda when decisions are being made.

The flexible learning structures and support systems developed by the project will empower students to take control of their own learning in a way that ultimately maximised their learning potential. The application of the De Bono thinking and learning styles approach will prove to empower students, educators, employers by providing them with new learning, teaching and problem solving skills which can be applied in any are of life.

 

 Between national partners

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Empowerment - Partners
The concept of empowerment is central to the objectives of E4 and is reflected in the project actions. The development of the DP will ensure that all partners operate in an atmosphere where parity of esteem is established and each DP member is empowered to bring their expertise, opinions, and attitudes to bear on the development and delivery of project actions

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Transnationality

 

 Linguistic skills

  • English

 Percentage of the budget for transnational activities

  • 4.0%

 Transnational Co-operation Partnerships

Transnational Co-operation Agreement DPs involved
4543 The ISIS Network for Transnational Collaboration DE XB4-76051-20-RP/203
NL 2004/EQF/0009
PL 66

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Background

 

 Involvment in previous EU programmes

  • Two and more partners involved in A&E

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National Partners


Partner To be contacted for
Central Remedial Clinic Co-ordination of experimental activities
Design of the project
DP managing organisation
Evaluation
Monitoring, data collection
Transnational partnership
Blanchardstown Centre for Independent Living
Dublin Institute of Technology - School of Computing
Hibernia Learning Partnership
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Killester College For Further Education
National Training and Development Institute Ltd

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Agreement Summary

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The E4 Development Partnership are a group of like minded organisations who have come together to combine their efforts with the aim of combating discrimination and inequality experienced by three distinct groups who are currently under- represented in sustainable employment: people with disabilities, the educationally disadvantaged, and ex-offenders. They are committed to working together to develop high quality, flexible and supported lifelong learning pathways to employment for individuals from these target groups. Their aim is to provide participants with the potential to increase their employability through attending facilitative educational programmes that have direct links to employment.

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Central Remedial Clinic

(CRC)
Vernon Ave
Clontarf
3 Dublin
www.crc.ie

Tel:+353 1 8057523
Fax:
Email:gcraddock@crc.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP: Co-ordination of experimental activities
Design of the project
DP managing organisation
Evaluation
Monitoring, data collection
Transnational partnership
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:>250
NUTS code:Dublin
Date of joining / leaving:01-01-2005 / 31-12-2007

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The CRC has four area based Day Activity Centres located in Dublin. These centres provide social, physical ,educational, occupational and recreational activities for adults whose disabilities prevent them from participation in other training or work programmes.
The Clinet Technical Services department (CTS) provides professional evaluation and information relating to assistive technology to both children and adults with physical disabilities.



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Craddock Ger +353 1 8057523 gcraddock@crc.ie co-ordination

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Blanchardstown Centre for Independent Living

(New Partner 1)
Unit 7A Plato Business Park
Damastown
15 Dublin

Tel:+ 353 1 8270609
Fax:
Email:cilblanch@eircom.net

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff 10-50
NUTS code:Dublin
Date of joining / leaving:01-01-2005 / 31-12-2007

Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
McCabe Michael + 353 1 8270609 cilblanch@eircom.net general

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Dublin Institute of Technology - School of Computing

(New Partner 1)
Kevin St
Dublin 8
8 Dublin
www.dit.ie

Tel:+ 353 1 4024607
Fax:
Email:brendan.oshea@comp.dit.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Education / training organisation
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:>250
NUTS code:Dublin
Date of joining / leaving:01-01-2005 / 31-12-2007

Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
O'Shea Brendan +353 1 4024607 brendan.oshea@comp.dit.ie general

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Hibernia Learning Partnership

(New Partner 1)
Learning and Innovation Centre - Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
Blanchardstown Rd North
15 Dublin
www.hlp.ie

Tel:+ 353 1 8851341
Fax:
Email:amanda@hlp.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:University / Research organisation
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff < 10
NUTS code:Dublin
Date of joining / leaving:01-01-2005 / 31-12-2007

Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
McLoughlin Amanda +353 1 8851341 amanda@hlp.ie general

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Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

(New Partner 1)
Blanchardstown Rd North
Dublin 15
15 Dublin
www.itb.ie

Tel:+ 353 1 8851080
Fax:
Email:larry.mcnutt@itb.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Education / training organisation
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:Staff 50-250
NUTS code:Dublin
Date of joining / leaving:01-01-2005 / 31-12-2007

Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
McNutt Larry +353 1 8851080 larry.mcnutt@itb.ie general

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Killester College For Further Education

(New Partner 1)
Collins Ave East
Killester
5 Dublin
www.killestercollege.ie

Tel:+ 353 1 8339311
Fax:
Email:rory.o'sullivan@kcfe.cdvec.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:Staff 10-50
NUTS code:Dublin
Date of joining / leaving:01-01-2005 / 31-12-2007

Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
O'Sullivan Rory + 353 1 8339311 rory.o'sullivan@kcfe.cdvec.ie general

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National Training and Development Institute Ltd

(New Partner 1)
Roslyn Park
Sandymount
4 Dublin
www.rehab.ie

Tel:+ 353 1 8851382
Fax:
Email:dawn.duffin@ntdi.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:>250
NUTS code:Dublin
Date of joining / leaving:01-01-2005 / 31-12-2007

Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Duffin Dawn +353 1 8851382 dawn.duffin@ntdi.ie general

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Rationale

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Fondements
L’objectif du projet E4 est d’accroître l’employabilité des personnes provenant de groupes marginalisés (des personnes souffrant de handicaps, désavantagées sur le plan de l’éducation, provenant de familles monoparentales). Il vise à permettre aux participants de travailler en tant qu’agents d’assistance technique dans les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et les technologies d’assistance (AT). Cet objectif pourra être atteint par le développement et la mise en œuvre de nouveaux programmes éducatifs innovants. Ce projet permettra de développer plus encore un service existant qui vise à réutiliser des technologies modernes et à travailler en partenariat avec des organisations privées, publiques, d’enseignement, de réhabilitation et d’assistance en ajoutant des aspects nouveaux liés à la formation et à l’emploi. Des personnes qui, traditionnellement, ont eu des difficultés à trouver du travail, se verront offrir la possibilité de progresser au sein du système éducatif et, en conséquence, d’accroître leurs perspectives de recrutement. Cet objectif sera atteint par une participation active et facilitée à des programmes éducatifs avec des voies de progression graduées au moyen de techniques d’apprentissage mixtes. Une technologie d’assistance est tout système qui peut être utilisé pour offrir un accès à des personnes souffrant de handicaps à toute activité, éducative, professionnelle ou sociale. Le fait de ne pas savoir comment les technologies et l’environnement de production peuvent être adaptés et modifiés est le principal obstacle à l’éducation et à l’emploi. L’exclusion du marché du travail de personnes des groupes cibles est un problème crucial. Il existe de nombreuses barrières telles qu’incapacité à terminer le cycle éducatif, problèmes d’accès, manque de soutien ou de formation ainsi que des problèmes plus fondamentaux tels que faibles niveaux en matière de lecture, écriture et compétences professionnelles. Ce projet permettra de mettre en place de nouveaux itinéraires, de l’enseignement de base jusqu’aux enseignements de troisième cycle pour offrir des stages et des possibilités d’emploi. Il offrira en outre des opportunités à ceux qui trouvent un emploi de progresser dans leur développement professionnel.

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Objective

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Objectifs
Développer un partenariat nouveau et innovant qui s’appuiera sur le succès du partenariat d’apprentissage régional créé par l’Institute of Technology de Blanchardstown (ITB). Étendre ce partenariat pour y incorporer des fournisseurs de services de réhabilitation (CRC, Central Remedial Clinic) et NTDI (National Training Development Institute), des organisations de soutien, des centres de vie indépendante (Centres for Independent Living, CIL) et le monde industriel (avec l’IBEC, Irish Business Employers Confederation), DELL, Microsoft, Delcran, Quinn Direct et d’autres. Établir un itinéraire d’apprentissage permanent visant au recrutement des participants par la fourniture de cours de base dans des centres de réhabilitation, puis passage dans des collèges d’éducation permanente (St Peters College, Killester) et enfin entrée dans des instituts de technologie (ITB et DIT Kevin Street). L’apprentissage mixte sera un élément clé des cours dispensés. Incorporer la pensée et les compétences d’apprentissage développées par Edward De Bono à ces programmes afin d’aider les étudiants. À cette fin, fournir une formation dans ces techniques de réflexion/apprentissage à des éducateurs/formateurs issus des organisations partenaires. L’utilisation de ces techniques a été étudiée au Dublin Institute of Technology et au CRC avec des conclusions positives.

Proposer des stages et des programmes de formation professionnelle par le biais d’un partenariat avec le monde industriel (DELL, Microsoft, Delcran, Quinn Direct et liaison avec l’IBEC). Inclure l’exploitation et le développement du concept de technologies de “ré-emploi” en tant que moyen de fournir des technologies à des étudiants et des organisations. Il est prévu qu’un certain nombre de diplômés issus des programmes éducatifs mentionnés ci-dessus seront employés dans cette organisation en qualité d’agents d’assistance technique.

Fournir des appuis aux étudiants à la fois dans le domaine de l’apprentissage (y compris l’utilisation de technologies d’assistance, l’apprentissage de compétences d’organisation, de compétences de recherche, etc.) que dans des domaines plus personnels. Ces appuis permettront au bout du compte d’aider l’étudiant pendant qu’il se trouve dans son environnement d’apprentissage et de le préparer pour le monde du travail par le développement de compétences sociales liées au travail et de comportements de recherche d’emploi proactifs. Cet appui sera mis à la disposition des étudiants pendant les stages, les programmes de formation professionnelle et jusqu’au recrutement le cas échéant.


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Innovation

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Innovation
Le projet E4 est fondamentalement innovant dans son approche visant à accroître l’employabilité par une participation active et facilitée à des programmes éducatifs par le biais d’itinéraires de progression gradués au moyen de techniques d’apprentissage mixtes. Le concept de liens directs entre éducation et emploi n’est pas nouveau. Néanmoins, l’approche de partenariat pour la conception, la fourniture et la structuration de programmes éducatifs impliquant des partenaires éducatifs provenant de trois niveaux du monde éducatif (élémentaire, complémentaire et supérieur) et de partenaires industriels placés sur un pied d’égalité est innovant en lui-même.


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Empowerment

 With beneficiaries

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Responsabilisation des participants
En assurant la participation active de groupes qui représentent les besoins des groupes cibles et en développant des liens avec les groupes communautaires locaux / les agences bénévoles, ce projet garantira que les besoins des groupes cibles demeurent à l’ordre du jour au moment de la prise de décisions. La flexibilité des structures d’apprentissage et des systèmes d’appui mis au point par le projet donneront aux étudiants la possibilité de contrôler leur propre apprentissage d’une manière qui au bout du compte optimisera leur potentiel d’apprentissage. L’application de la pensée et des styles d’apprentissage de De Bono permettra de responsabiliser les étudiants, les éducateurs et les employeurs en leur fournissant de nouvelles compétences au moyen d’apprentissages, d’enseignements et de résolutions de problèmes qui pourront être mises à profit dans tous les aspects de la vie courante.

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Empowerment

 Between national partners

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Responsabilisation des partenaires
Le concept de responsabilisation est central dans les objectifs du projet E4 et se reflète dans les mesures liées au projet. Le développement du DP garantira que tous les partenaires travaillent dans une atmosphère où une parité d’estime est établie et où chaque membre du DP a la possibilité d’apporter son expertise, ses opinions et ses points de vue afin de contribuer au développement et à la mise en œuvre des mesures liées au projet.

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