EfVET: Intergenerational learning vs. unemployment
Older workers who become unemployed are more likely to fall into economic inactivity, especially women and the lower-skilled. But they have different skills and competences compared with younger generations, and without their participation in working life, a shortage of professional, structural and networking capacities will arise. The main aim of the IntGen Project proposed by EfVET is to develop working partnerships between education and employment, self-employment and entrepreneurship at local and regional levels, as a valid alternative to unemployment. Many older people are also turning to self-employment for the first time in their lives. The project will create a Mentoring Masterclass (“Train the Trainer”); an open access e-learning curricula on innovation and creativity skills, creating the entrepreneurial mindset and employability skills. This course will be suitable for the target audience of unemployed, entrepreneurs, mentors, students, apprentices and a wider audience, including employers and business organisations.