App.T aims to create an app to support target groups who are likely to be less attractive to employers in the current EU economy and therefore be unemployed, and their trainers. It will contain interactive training content which focuses on developing business start-up skills based on the principles of social enterprise. Users will develop soft skills and work preparation skills to ultimately increase their employability and access to the labour market. The project aims to make learning employability skills more attractive and accessible for people who favour modern social media technology tools like mobile phones in preference to historical learning and communication methods. Accessibility and recognition of learning is therefore at the heart of the project and will be achieved, predominantly, although not exclusively, through the app format and possible accreditation/progression routes mapping.
The training content already exists and has been adapted and developed through an existing Leonardo Transfer of Innovation Project: SET4WORK (Social Enterprise Training for Work) led by UK-based Siawns Teg with partners from Lithuania, Italy, Slovakia, UK and Germany.
The main objectives are:
Start date: 1 January 2015
Duration: 32 months
Project website: http://apptproject.eu/wp/
Project number: 2014-1-UK01-KA202-001619
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