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Background

The diverse range of educational and vocational pathways places high demands on young people on their way to employment. Transitions are intensive learning periods where young people are challenged to orientate themselves, to identify realistic job scenarios and to further develop their abilities and competencies in order to place themselves into the labour market and to meet the labour market requirements.

General aims

G8WAY aims to support young people’s learning processes during transitions. Special attention is given to the potential of web 2.0 for managing these transitions.

 

User handbook

The G8WAY handbook supports young people in transition and educators in using the G8WAY platforms.

 

Support the G8WAY portal and national platforms!

You can help keeping up and enhancing our services and, thus, help youngsters to enter successfully working life!

 

Visit our discussion group on educational transition at:
DISCUSS - The European Community of Practice on Lifelong Learning

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Competency Management Find the services and tools that interest you

Services and tools

Provider

Language

  • tools for reflection and assessment
  • self-assessment documents
  • develop-your-CV tools
  • personal space: upload and documents storage

www.g8way.com.pt

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação

portugal

Competency management through:

  • dynamic competence profile, which will grow in both, contents and quality,
  • experiences made during performed internships are dynamically added as new competencies,
  • strategy for competence management using Web2.0 tools.

www.conversity.eu/G8WAY

City Conversity


  • Learn about skills needs through educational games,
  • candidate-preparation resources (create your CV and the cover letter, convince the recruiter hints, other HOW-TOs).

www.gateway-to-work.gr

Menon


  • Exploring the value of web 2.0 tools for their own transition learning log, collaborative tools (wiki), social networks (linked in, facebook, twitter etc.),
  • helping students to identify and define their own learning strategies towards their further profession.

training.ise.ro

Institute for Educational Sciences


Use of internet radio to assist young people, particularly those from a NEETS (Not in Employment, Education, or Training) background in developing decision making and communication skills.

careerstalk.org

Pontydysgu Wales


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Guidance & Mentoring Find the services and tools that interest you

Services and tools

Provider

Language

guidance

Introduction of mentoring as powerful support method for vocational orientation and guidance.

  • Potentials of mentoring
  • How does mentoring work?
  • Mentoring concepts and project examples
  • Training for mentors on the use online services and
  • vocational information in the daily work with young people in transitions

www.school2work.de

Deutsches Jugendinstitut


Support group for students in transition to labour market.

training.ise.ro

Institute for Educational Sciences


Repository of

  • career and entrepreneurship offices of the universities and how young people may contact them,
  • volunteer mentors that could consult young people for their transitions,
  • career counseling organisations.

Career-planning tools, e.g. alignment of academic departments with professions

Stakeholders in the field of guidance & mentoring will be provided with a wiki, (micro)blogging  and a news functionality. 

www.gateway-to-work.gr

Menon


People can use a free distance service to benefit of e-Guidance and e-Mentoring at educational and professional level. In collaboration with eGos Project (eGuidance and eGovernment services, funded by the EC under the CIP programme) a free guidance consulting service is available for all the Italian G8WAY users; it allows them to benefit of a personalized service to reflect on potential professional career development, competence assessment and other opportunities to understand how to draw up their professional path.

www.g8way-ontheroad.org

Il Filo D'Arianna

italy

Mentoring is made in two forms:

  • By tutoring and coaching  by our staff in the training modules that are offered,
  • By discussion, social networking and collaboration with the other community members.

www.conversity.eu/G8WAY

City Conversity AB


Web 2.0 webquests designed to support professional development for Careers Guidance professionals.

careerstalk.org

Pontydysgu Wales


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Job & Training Opportunities Find the services and tools that interest you

Services and tools

Provider

Language

jobs

Information and useful links: in this area young users can find important links at a local, national and international level which show them the large number of opportunities they can find individually online. The final users are also asked to provide other links, different from those supplied in the portal in order to understand what paths they usually follow.

www.g8way-ontheroad.org

Il Filo D'Ariana


Job Opportunities (all links)

  • employment centers and career offices
  • national websites and portals with job opportunities
  • labour market information
  • international job opportunities and exchange mobility
  • self-employment and entrepreneurship
  • occupational profiles (we are still not sure if this information exists in PT)


Education and Training Opportunities

  • higher education institutions
  • other training and education opportunities at national and international level

www.g8way.com.pt

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação


Structured, “at a glance” overview on existing online services and information around vocational orientation

www.school2work.de

Deutsches Jugendinstitut


Collection of studies from various repositories and stakeholders. These may include (a) market reports (e.g. from HR specialist companies), (b) post-graduate programs (e.g. MBAs), (c) life-long learning programs (mostly online),

One-stop-shop service providing (a) job-profiles (from Protovoulia), (b) related links (e.g. local websites for job searching and internships), (c) news, (d) contributions from companies, (e) information on international employment opportunities

www.gateway-to-work.gr

Menon


The information area is in the following four sub-categories:

  • standards and templates for writing a high quality CV,
  • resources and links to potential Internship offerings,
  • good and bad examples of an Internship application,
  • examples and guidelines  for writing and signing an Internship contract.

www.conversity.eu/G8WAY

City Conversity AB


Tools and applications for visualising Labour Market Information in order to provide young people with an informed basis for decision making around career directions and to support the careers guidance professionals who advise young people.

careerstalk.org

Pontydysgu Wales


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Knowledge Sharing Find the services and tools that interest you

Services and tools

Provider

Language

knowledge

Experiences Sharing: the core of “On the road to change” platform:

Get Inspiration: people can find stories (as Video digital Story telling and Audio story telling) which suggest various experiences, challenges, solutions and  tools used either by young or adult people. In this area both intergenerational and interactive approaches are available for users. Digital story telling, questionnaires, videos and sound tracks, Facebook groups, email exchanges are the tools designed for users to provide them with inputs and new stories about young people and adults who have already faced the same transitional situation. Moreover this area offer the opportunity of interaction between users and provider and users and users thanks to a peer discussion.

Knowledge sharing: people can use directly the platform “ON the ROAD TO CHANGE” to fill in questionnaires and reflect on their own situation, discuss with peers and adults about different points of view, telling their stories and experiences by email, videos, Facebook groups post, and so on.

www.g8way-ontheroad.org

Il Filo D'Ariana


  • Forum/fora: contact with peers and “leave your testimonial” areas
  • Personal space: upload and documents storage

www.g8way.com.pt

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação


Knowledge exchange is provided by the following means:

  • Comments and reviews from experts and peers on produced documents, such as a CV
  • Discussion areas, common and shared Wiki libraries and user generated examples
  • Live video conferences and webinars on specific themes of relevance

www.conversity.eu/G8WAY

City Conversity AB


Forums which will support the communication and knowledge exchange of people in transition. Indicative categories include

  • Labor issues and learning,
  • opinions, job-seeking discussions, other

Collection of stories submitted by people in transitions and how they solved the problems they faced, interviews with experts, stories of professionals and practitioners on their work,

News of all other categories including seminars, workshops and exhibitions. All posts accompanied with web 2.0 buttons (e.g. delicious, facebook, twitter, diggit, etc).

www.gateway-to-work.gr

Menon


Stimulating students exchanges and story sharing regarding their experiences in building their own learning portfolios

training.ise.ro

Institute for Educational Sciences


Opportunities to share experiences:

  • Digital stories of mentors and mentoring projects
  • Digital stories of young people and their transition experiences, Links to similar services (e.g. Draufhaber.TV)

www.school2work.de

Deutsches Jugendinstitut


Storiboard, a Web 2.0 tool for storytelling, developing and reflection on careers biographies. Storiboard allows young people to use multimedia including video, audio and graphics to tell their careers stories and aspirations.

careerstalk.org

Pontydysgu Wales