Diagrama Foundation is working as the UK partner of a European commission-funded project to help young people improve their job prospects by showing them how to improve their employability skills.
The Get There – Journey to Employment project was created under Erasmus+ - a new programme launched in 2014 by the European Union, to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe.
The Get There project aims to identify the needs of young people looking for a job, by addressing the issue of youth unemployment and developing better employability skills for young people in each partner country and the wider European Union.
Partners involved aim to establish the most necessary employability skills, report back on employability needs, train participants to deliver employability workshops for unemployed young people, and provide printed and online resources in multiple languages to deliver the programme.
Laida Quijano, project manager for Diagrama’s European Projects said: “This is an exciting project for Diagrama to be a part of – helping to make a real difference to the lives of young people and guiding them down the path to a better future.
“We are able to contribute to this project our experience of mentoring young people and using a training course to support their needs and development.”
Other project partners include ADSAN (UK), INFODEF (Spain), ISQ (Portugal), IEKEP (Greece), CARDET (Greece).
The two-year project concludes with a dissemination conference in London in June 2017.