ESF Ambassadors 2013

  • 'WANDA' of Artevelde High School Gent
  • 'MAKING CHILD MINDERS STRONGER' of the ngo Formation center for supporting of the young child (VBJK)
  • 'CAREER EXPEDITION' of the former ngo VION, taken over by partner organisation SBS Skillbuilders

Wanda

WANDA is a transnational project of Artevelde High School Gent in cooperation with other partners involved in child care. The resulting product offers child care helpers  support to improve the quality of child care; more specifically, it supports unskilled employees as well as potential employees by working with an appreciative and reflecting methodology. Experts label this product as very useful. It provides a solid theoretical framework, whereas practical actors also recognise its added value. The market is sincerely interested and it is offered for free to anyone who wishes to use it.

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Contact details:
Brecht Deschepper, Artevelde High School Gent, Dep. Kattenberg 9, 9000 GENT
Email: brecht.deschepper@arteveldehs.be
Tel.: +32 (0)9 234 84 050

Making child minders stronger

MAKING CHILD MINDERS STRONGER of Training center for supporting  the young child (VBJK) wishes to support candidate workers in child day care centers to make a well-considered choice for the job of child minder. With specific tools they want to give applicant child minders a good understanding of the expectations and the necessary competences (Personal Development Plan). Moreover, attention is paid to “amicable learning”. The offer is based on expertise from the past, but on top of this, it offers an innovative approach for information sessions in a local network and with additional digital support through a website. The tool is apt for direct use and is gender-neutral. Finally, the tool forwards a clear vision and has solid links with the sector.

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Contact details:
Sandra Van Der Mespel, Vzw Vormingscentrum voor de begeleiding van het jonge kind (VBJK), Raas Van Gaverestraat 67 A, 9000 GENT
Email: sandra.van.der.mespel@vbjk.be
Tel: +32 (0)9 232 47 35
Mobile: +32 (099 25 68 55

Career expedition

External career guidance is 'trendy', especially as regards the theory. In practice, however, many companies lack the required expertise to offer specific career guidance and –coaching. The former NGO Training initiatives (VION) together with its partners has initiated ‘CAREER EXPEDITION’: a road map for the setting up of internal career guidance in which career pathways are visualised and through which HR officers get a guidebook that defines essential competencies and methods to coach employee’s careers in a tangible way. The product focuses on the capacities of employees and proves to be very useful in diverse contexts. It is for the first time that so much attention has been paid to the organisation level of career guidance. Moreover, useful tools are offered. The consequent dissemination of CAREER EXPEDITION is facilitated by partner organisation SBS Skillbuilders.

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Contact details:
Katleen De Smet, SBS Skillbuilders, Lippenshofweg 1, 9320 Aalst (Nieuwerkerken)
Email: katleen@skillbuilders.be
Tel: +32 (0)53 85 77 78
Mobile: +32 (0)485 08 17 89