From March 1st, 2022, Ambitio College as a partner to the beneficiary Stichting Exe-Leren from Netherlands started to implement the ERASMUS+ project ASPIRE – Feasibility of Implementing the Essential Skills Program for Adult Education Organizations, Educators and Learners. The associated partner is Essential Skills Program – a USA female co-founded organization that places Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices at the forefront of their work.
The main objective of this small-scale project is to test the skills modules and promote the use of the Essential Skills Program (ESP) among adult education organizations, teachers, learners (young adults, low-skilled, unemployed, migrant) and NGO staff in Croatia and the Netherlands.
The goal of this project is to explore and test the feasibility of implementing the ESP in Europe to increase the availability of learning opportunities for young adults with low skills, unemployed individuals, and migrants who can use the program for free.
The target groups are young adults 18-27 and adults 28-64 who are low-skilled, school dropouts, Not in Education Employment and Training individuals (NEETs) and unemployed individuals with low level of formal education and often lack soft skills. The group further includes young adults with migrant backgrounds who are having difficulty entering the labour market.
This small-scale partnership in adult education will establish international cooperation, promote innovation, exchange of experiences and know-how between the two partners by sharing new ideas and mutual expertise in the field of adult education.
Collaboration will not only build the capacity of both organizations along the implementation process but will further achieve the goals of testing the feasibility of ESP in Europe within their network and in the end make essential skills available and increase the availability of adult learning and professional learning centres.
Project is funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union in total amount of 60.000,00 EUR and will be implemented in 14 months (1st March 2022 – 30th April 2023).
More about the project you can find HERE.