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Implementing certification opportunities

Green and Blue futures aim at delivering social outcomes through the involvement of social economy in managing the green and blue infrastructure and in particular through the training of long term unemployed and unemployed young people.

Giving training opportunities, the operators pursued several goals: the acquisition of knowledge and skills: social and interpersonal skills, basic skills and knowledge, job specific technical skills and knowledge, but also supporting professional orientation and giving a working experience.

Additional value to those can be reached by providing recognition of the what has been learned through official certification:

  • Official reconnaissance that can be valorised when searching employment
  • Also important valorisation of the trainees, and invitation to project himself in the future.

What has been done?

  • Investigate the state of the art and the needs at partner level
  • Exchanges between partners on needs and how they are tackled (dedicated steering committee presentations and transnational workshops)
  • Building on transnational exchanges, study opportunities offered by local tools and actors (schools, certification institute, training operators...)
  • Develop partnership and create certification opportunities

Transnational added value

In Scotland, a well implemented process of certification, they have highlighted the advantage of such a system, shared lessons learned and how to valorised it as much as possible
Inspired by Scotland experience and responding to a field demand, Hainaut developed its own certification procedure.

Province of West Vlaanderen, building on the same luggage and encouraged by Hainaut successful story, has launched their study to develop a certification opportunities for the social enterprise they are working with.

  • Detailed presentation of canal college during Steering Committee (sharing experience)
  • Specific presentation and exchanges on the thematic during at least 2 steering committee (How to work together)
  • One specific transnational workshops with various actors around the table: training operators, certification operators (schools), province

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