The AID network’s projects
In order to fulfil his missions, AID Coordination is involved in several projects, gaining expertise in a variety of fields. To make things clearer, the projects carried out have been grouped into the following themes:
These projects focus on more cross-cutting aspects of training courses, on some of the difficulties encountered by members of the AID network (e.g. the fight against discrimination, etc.). They are in line with the core values and philosophy of the network.
• T-Cap, capabilities for creating opportunities, around the “capabilities” approach defined by Amartya Sen.
These projects are deployed around and based on occupations, but also aim to be cross-cutting. They are linked to the development of ECVETs, the skills-based approach, increasing the fluidity of training pathways, the recognition of learning outcomes…
- STEP 4-SFC, One step further to integrate soft skills in workplace situations. This project was designed to complete and enrich the OPC-SFC projects, the latter’s website also provides information on the Step4-SFC project.
- Training in-company trainers, to contribute to the development of apprenticeships in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. There is no website for the project, but further information is available in the project sheet on the "skills projects" page.
- ECVET 4 e inclusion, using the work from the VET4e-I and Raise4e-inclusion, projects to identify the aptitudes, skills and levels of responsibility and autonomy required by e-facilitators in order to gain recognition for their skills.
- OPC-SFC, Key Training Tools - Soft Skills, to raise the awareness of training personnel to the question of soft skills (or behavioural knowhow), for the trainees as well as their own, and to facilitate the learners’ insertion into employment.
- Ecvet In Progress, to transfer the ECVET tools and methodologies developed by other consortia and in other sectors to the construction industry. The Ecvet In Progress website is no longer active, but the project results are available on the "skills projects" page.
- 2PFIP, Bridges for Vocational Training and Integration Pathways, follows in the line of Equal Valid and Thésée and is deeply rooted in the framework of ECVET, the European Qualifications Framework, and their application in different national settings. The 2PFIP website is no longer active, but the project results are available on the "skills projects" page.
- Equal Valid and Thésée, a methodology for facilitating bridges. Equal Valid is the name of the first project deployed in the field of vocational training to facilitate the creation of bridges between training operators. This project was developed further by the Thésée project, to develop the actual methodology.
These projects can be organised around training manuals, but their aim is to support the development of pathways, training modules and complementary skills to meet the requirements of “greener” occupations (eco-construction, eco-catering, etc.).
- Éco-Restaurateur, for sustainable food, aims to support the training of trainers and of eco-aware kitchen assistants (more info on the project site).
- Eco+, a Walloon network for training in eco-construction aims to train jobseekers who are the most removed from the labour market in order to increase their chances of finding sustainable and quality employment (more info on the project site).
As in the case of green jobs, projects relating to the health sector aim, on the basis of ECVETs, to develop training tools, methodologies and modules to support the care worker, carer and home help pathways. These occupations, which suffer from a labour shortage, can bring sustainable employment for the trainees.
- Proper Chance, contributes to filling the gap between supply and demand for qualified labour in the area of healthcare and social support by supporting the implementation of the ECVET system.
These projects aim to facilitate our target groups’ transition from training into employment, either by fostering contact-making (with employment agencies, etc.), or by supporting certain specific approaches or pedagogical methods. The person’s personal and vocational project remains the starting point for any action.
- EFT, Experience For Training, to be ready for employment, aims at promoting and gaining recognition for work-based learning - or learning through work - as a powerful tool for developing key skills for employability and fighting social exclusion.
Evaluation, survey or analysis work carried out by AID, with or without other partners, on themes such as project management, communication and participation, pedagogical issues… The list is not exhaustive (the role of expert may be played in the projects listed above), but does reflect the experience and expertise accumulated within the AID network over the years.
- E-raise for e-inclusion aims to increase the attractiveness, the impact and the skills of multimedia presenters for e-Inclusion. AID acted as an expert within the partnership.
- Method-experts and Skills-Based Approach. AID Coordination is recognised as one of the main experts on the skills-based approach. Supervision of the checklist approach for class 1 social and vocational trainers, method-experts on the “7 filières“ project commissioned by the Antoine Practice, participation in the ECVET Francophone Belgium expert group, etc. AID id thus making use of its experience and its tools on the subject to offer team support on request.