Informa- red: Integrated Guidance Itineraries
Project funded by
Iniciatives Solidàries (Valencia)
Promoter name and country
Iniciatives Solidàries (Valencia) (España)
Type of provider
Area of implementation
Context and motivation of the project - legislative background/obligations, institutional policy, institutional structures
This project is the result of the accumulation of experiences in 20 years of associative path, picking realities, needs and providing care for needy young people in our society.
Aims of the project
Alleviate social inequalities and promoting the empowerment of young people at social exclusion through integrated itineraries of academic and professional guidance. Acquisition of skills and strategies to promote personal and social autonomy. Motivate to "learn to learn." Promoting social, training and job placement. Promote adequate socialization processes. Promote basic and specific education, facilitating obtaining a Basic Education/Secondary Degree and access to Vocational Education and Training. Acquisition of job search tools. Promote socio-employment inclusion. Promote adequate socialization processes. Train the users for correct use of the Internet as a useful tool in the search for resources of academic training, information and as a tool and active platform for job search. Improve the chances of employment inclusion for those most vulnerable young people by establishing guidance schedules that include the development of an integrated program of information, career counseling, job search techniques.
- Guidance practitioners
Description of the target group
Young men and women aged between 16 and 30 years. Family economic situation precarious With primary care problems Educational path deficit Gaps in staff development At high social risk situation Objective and subjective difficulties of social and labor inclusion.
Staff (selection, evaluation, training, promotion)
The INFORM-RED project has a team made up of 5 people with a university degree in the fields of psychology, education and criminology.
Methodological approach, activities implemented
The INFORM-RED project is based on three programs that affect the lines of information, training and career counseling: A Youth Information Center. It is the first contact with the users, through it are given the necessary guidance so that the person can decide their itinerary. Information and formative, educational, social and employment advice is given. We have the STEPS program that aims to provide a professional and career counseling to young people in social exclusion. An itinerary of employment is made and enables them to obtain professional qualifications (food handler certificate, photovoltaics installer, dining instructor...). The purpose of the Basic Training Program for Youth is to encourage basic education to facilitate improved people welfare and impacting the benefit of society. Therefore, the program allows both to obtain the minimum qualifications required in the labor market, and acquire the skills and personal and interpersonal competences to properly function in everyday life. The latter program is the most relevant within Integrated Guidance Schedules and is through him that young people can have access to basic education, obtain the Secondary Education Obilgatory Degree (ESO) and prepare the entrance exams to Vocational Training. In addition to young people they are given advice and guidance to enable them to continue their academic formation (Vocational Training and Bachillerato). The idea of itinerary as methodology is closely linked to the process and it is this idea of the outbound and return path which allows the evaluation of the evolution of any beneficiary on the itinerary. The process is the transformation engine itself and is, in turn, transformable element. The necessary flexibility and adaptability are possible only through continuous evaluation of the phases that will pass the beneficiary of the program. The final evaluation will allow us to evaluate the process of the itinerary and also the results that has led it. Throughout the whole process work in a network with resources and organizations that have been or are working with youth and their families is carried out, if necessary, so that actions arising will be done in a coordinated way and promote the development of their itinerary.
Results and impact - data of program internal/ external evaluation, beneficiary satisfaction, the impact of the didactical practices at individual and institutional level
Since the beginning of the project many itineraries have been done that have allowed young people at risk of social exclusion to have their first work, training and educational experiences. Also there are many professional people; educators, teachers and technicians in labor insertion that use our resources for guidance. Apart from this, you can evaluate positively all the visits to the blogs that people have been able to use for free throughout the whole year. These platforms have allowed to guide users and professional towards joint cooperation. The most prominent reference to this are the 91,896 visits to the Blog of the Basic Training Program has received to date.
Conclusions, lessons learned
Note that some of the people who have started Integrated Guidance Itineraries continue the process today and we continue to work with them at different levels. Given the need for collective intervention, we need to continue doing and supporting this guidance work which achieves that young people can have referenced programs and tutors. This will allow these young people to receive a proper guidance and monitoring process that will lead them to active participation in society and that the effort and investment which all stakeholders, be reinforced by this series of actions. Of course the ultimate goal is that they can regain control of their lives and gain autonomy.
Directions of further development/ Transferability, replicability
The company wants to continue investing in this project, and that this will continue to make the necessary investments, provided the funding entity allows. In addition to having online resources; it is an easily replicable and / or adaptable project. Teaching materials posted on the Basic Training Program for young people are open and free; this has allowed many professionals in the education sector, and counselors are using today.
Type of ESL (early school leaving) practice
Web references (url, social media presence)
http://programadeformacionbasica.wordpress.com/ Here you can find the information, content and access to virtual classrooms of different subjects needed to prepare the different modalities we offer for the Adult Education. https://elportaldelcurro.wordpress.com/ It offers assistance on issues related to active job search and career guidance. http://www.iniciativessolidaries.com/principal/ Is the website of the company. https://www.facebook.com/iniciativessolidaries/?fref=ts Consultation news and developments related to our entity and / or entities with whom we work. https://www.youtube.com/user/IISS1193 Envisions the videos related to the activity of the entity
Parameters on which the practice is applicable (check those appropriate)
- Objectives and needs
- Evaluation of performance and effectiveness