Contribution of sport to emplyability

Start2

  • Organisation: Gigos
  • Theme: Contribution of Sport to Employability
  • When: Since 2016
  • Scope: Belgium

Topic: Validation of non-formal and informal learning / Awareness raising campaign / Guidance towards recognition & assessment of skills / Sport and Employability

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: -

Context: -

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): Start2 is a male-only sport and employability programme using sport as a key element to strengthen their employability through experience-based learning and reflection. Start2 claims to provide a second chance to unemployed youth between 18 and 25 to strengthen their social and employability skills by the use of sport, experiential learning and job coaching.

The programme includes three stages:

Stage 1: sport and social development workshops. This includes sport activities, social workshops and experiential learning to get participants more active and engaged (2 months),

Stage 2: sport, social development and employability support. This includes sport activities, social workshops and experiential learning to get participants more active and engaged, completed with social orientation sessions in which participants are informed about various employability-related organisations and support structures (2 months) and

Stage 3: sport, social development and employability training to get access to the labour market. This includes sport activities, social workshops and experiential learning to get participants more active and engaged, completed job coaching, individually or in group sessions (1.5 month).

Target: Unemployed youth between 18 and 25

Main results:  -

Factors of success: 

 

  • Strong local partnership: Consisting of a youth work organisation (Gigos), a social sport organisation (De Uitdaging), the local employment service, VDAB and the public social service of Genk.
  • Experience-based learning and reflection on personal and social issues via sport, social activities and adventure sports.

 

Barriers overcome:

Website/contact:

EOSE – European Observatoire of Sport and Employment

A new wave for the sport and active leisure sector

Ensuring the right skills in the right place

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