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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Entrepreneurship and employability

On June 29th the international seminar of Project MUPYME was held at Centro Cultural Alcazaba in Mérida. That event put an end to two years of research and work aimed to raise awareness when it comes to housewives’ skills and their potential to be implemented in business economy, as well as discovering what the best way to enhance them is.
Springboard+ is an upskilling initiative in higher education in Ireland, which enables participants to gain qualifications in areas where there are job opportunities. Approximately 200 courses are offered at certificate, degree or masters level, in growing sectors such as ICT, manufacturing and international financial services. Springboard+ is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020. There is no charge to learners who participate in a Springboard+ course. Between 2011-16, 16% of Springboard+ participants had no previous higher education qualification.

Policymakers in ETF partner country Bosnia and Herzegovina are looking at ways to improve employability, skills anticipation and matching, and the transition to work.

 

A small group representing employment agencies and labour market and statistic institutions took part in a recent learning programme at the ETF, with a particular focus on the important role of public employment services in skills needs identification.