Enhancing professional integration of migrants.
Leonardo da Vinci - Vocational Education and Training
Co-funded by Land Niederösterreich / Lower Austria
Since the Amsterdam treaty in 1997, migration has become a competence of the European Union. The Leonardo da Vinci programme “lifelong learning” refers to key competences as knowledge, skills and appropriate professional behaviours.
Migrants have thanks to their mobility experience developed special competences, “meta-competences”. They face diverse discriminations on the labour market. Not only excluded from certain employments or trainings for reasons presented as objective as language skills, are they often dedicated to low qualified employments with difficult working conditions.
Migrapass is proposing a portfolio and a collaborative training which allows migrants to express their experience and value their competences. It is based upon knowledge and competences acquired on professional, social and personal pathways. Valuing competences is a key issue to enhance self-reflection, self-confidence, social and occupational integration.
The portfolio will allow migrants to identify and express professional experience acquired in their native country, formal and informal learning but also to value the competences linked to their migration. Professional profiles will be enriched by competences required on a changing labour market where abilities to adapt and mobility are key assets.
The proposed training is focused on a collaborative approach corresponding to the special public of the migrants. The main goal of the collective work is to empower migrants to struggle against exclusion linked to their status. Migrapass is answering the European priority “Developing professional abilities according to the needs of the labour market – New competences for new employments” (LEO-Tralnno-4)