The VOLCANO Project aims to develop and test a learning pathway for the target groups of indigenous BME, migrants and refugee populations who are economically inactive, and who have second or additional language to the host country for entry into...
The project aims
The project aims to show that the existing language, soft skills and experience of many migrants is relevant and suitable for sustainable employment in the Health Care/Social Care sector; and build on these skills by providing them with a means to evidence skills and develop new language competencies in the sector. This will be done by the creation of innovative teaching methods and materials and innovative employer engagement through all stages of the project to enhance employer "buy in" for better job outcomes.
The project focuses entirely on disadvantaged groups from within the BME (Black and ethnic minority), refugee and migrant communities, who suffer greater exclusion from the labour market in Europe with a skills gap of an average 10-15%. It also addresses the barriers of this group to labour market entry by levelling the playing field with respect to employers understanding their language and skills competencies.
The increasing importance of migration within the EU, due to EU expansion and increasing movements of third country nationals requires a European wide perspective to be developed. Such a perspective allows member states the opportunity to work together to develop new initiatives, share best practice and make their findings and research available to inform policy at a time when the Commission is looking to continue with the development of an EU wide migration strategy.
The VOLCANO Project also allows us to challenge approaches and to develop a European wide Framework for sustainable interventions in Adult Life Long Learning and the Integration of migrant workers, which might be adapted in all member states, within national linguistic and cultural contexts. The development of the products and methodologies at transnational levels allow the partnership to address some linguistic and culture issues faced by this target group.