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Recognition of competencies in non-formal coaching environments

In Finland, vocational qualifications are divided into units, which are assessed in working environments. A non-formal coaching environment can serve as such a working environment. In those cases, a coach is acting as a representative of working life in the assessment. Trainees may complete vocational qualification units even if they are not officially students. A vocational institution accepts competence demonstrations regardless of the learner’s status.

Basic training with young people with fewer opportunites

The teaching team of basic areas together with the teaching staff of technical areas train groups of around 15 young people with fewer opportunities for two school years with the aim of improving their employability and helping them to access the labour market or to train at higher levels.

Community Social Responsibility (CRS)

MCAST CSR and Events Department coordinates this practice for all MCAST students including students with certain difficulties or coming from minority groups by liaising with respective NGOs, community groups and a large number of entities to provide such opportunities both on-campus and off campus], to develop and cultivate skills, attitudes and values for the real world and empower young and adult learners to become active citizens.

Applications of virtual reality in teaching young people with fewer opportunities

The International Relations team, in collaboration with the diversity attention team, guides and helps students, families and teachers involved in mobility following the protocol designed to help them with all the necessary preparations prior to international mobility.

The job profiling methodology

Provide a tool that allows to analyze the capabilities of the person in the workplace.To provide a tool that allows us to analyze the jobs themselves. To enable a common language, facilitating a unified method of action and an element of communication that is easy to use.

Making Action Plan session

The Inclusive Education Unit (IEU) at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) supports students with disabilities and/or Special Educational Needs (SEN) through a session invovling the students, their parents and key educational stakeholders in order to identify, discuss and address the students’ educational challenges.

Job searching coaching

Two work life coaches from the Omnia Skills Centre for Immigrants (later OSC) offer job search coaching to their unemployed immigrant clients. The service is multidisciplinary which means that several actors with different profiles are involved in the client’s employment process.

Work – based learning program for migrants

The work-based learning program is a course that trains young migrants through a cultural and professionalizing course; the aim is a holistic development of each student, which translates into a positive insertion into society and the labour market. The practice is managed by a coordinator and by tutors and trainers, who interface with local companies.

Multidisciplinary Career Counselling

The multidisciplinary career counselling identifies clients’ set of resources in terms of competence, skills, education, abilities, health and job seeking skills among others by using the multidisciplinary staff of Omnia Skills center and different activities in sight to “connect the dots” and solve the problems which are holding the person back, and to guide the client to the right kind of services.

Competency card

This practice is an example of looking for an internship. There is a student who finds it difficult to find an internship and identify her skills and strengths. The exercise will help the student identify the skills she already masters and the skills she will develop. Strengths are outlined for the student. To understand these, she needs support, where the teacher can help her. It is important to give enough time for this, because it takes time to find and internalize them. Strengths are the foundation on which a student begins to build his or her career.