Teach for future (Predă pentru viitor) offered innovative learning experiences to over 500 adults in Romania, Bulgaria and Greece on the integration in career of 3 themes (ICT, Management of Innovation & Network Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship & Leadership), with beneficial effects on their professional development.
Get to know the initiative
The project started from the critical need to train library staff on the use of ICT, Innovation Management & Networking and Entrepreneurship & Leadership and to attract adults to libraries through new activities.
The partner organizations have proposed an adult education intervention in order to improve and expand the offer of high-quality learning opportunitiesregarding innovative educational themes, with potential for economic growth, the acquisition and recognition of new skills, attitudes, knowledge and behaviors in accordance with the requirements the labor market by adults with a low level of training.
Why is Teach for future so important?
Prior documentation revealed an acute lack of modern ICT skills, lack of innovation knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit on the part of adults, which goes against the intentions of technological progress and development of modern services of organizations.
The project proposed the creation of a transnational and multisectoral network through which 10 facilitators from Romania, Bulgaria and Greece, training multipliers with skills in the 3 areas of expertise, who transferred specialized know-how to heterogeneous communities of adults from the 3 countries, but and from the region.
In addition, the adults enrolled in the local sessions in Romania and the respective local participants from Greece and Bulgaria selected to participate in the Mentoring Campus in the field of ICT in Romania had the opportunity to test their skills on the 4 topics (3D Modeling and printing, editing of images, digital marketing, online collaboration tools), and, depending on promotion, they obtained ICDL certificates.
Why is this a good practice?
As a result of the activities, all the initial objectives of the project were met and the anticipated results were achieved and exceeded with an emphasis on improving and expanding the offer of high quality learning opportunities regarding innovative educational themes with potential for economic growth. The initiative has had these quantitative results:
- 1 international network (10 facilitators in the fields of ICT, management & network collaboration, entrepreneurship & leadership) established
- 10 ECDL certified multipliers in the field of technology
- 6 mobility flows organized (3 for trainers – 10 trainers x 2 mobilities/partner, 3 for adults x 20 mobilities /partner) + online activities (due to the pandemic)
- 400 tests and 400 simulations supported by multipliers and adults
- 210 adults with reduced skills trained in the field of technology (3D Modeling and Printing, Image Editing, Digital Marketing, Online collaboration tools), Management of Innovation & Network Collaboration, Entrepreneurship & Leadership
- Over 210 adults from the 3 countries (Romania – 78, Bulgaria -70, Greece – 294) trained in the local centers of excellence
- 90 adults from Romania, Bulgaria and Greece attended the innovation demonstrations within the Mentoring Campuses
- 3 Mentoring Campuses in the 3 fields (ICT, Management of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Leadership) implemented.