FOYER centre for part-time training            Personal development pathways                  Monday 3 March 2012         ...
Welcome at Foyer in Molenbeek   What is Foyer?   Integration centre in Molenbeek   - non-profit organization   - founded i...
What does Foyer do?   • Shared Housing Projects   • Palace of the Normal and the Strange   • Service for travelling people...
What does Foyer do? (2)   • Les Ateliers du Foyer   • Youth Centre “Foyer des Jeunes”   • Dar al Amal meeting place for wo...
The Flemish educational system:               secondary education                                  Our work is situated   ...
6 Personal Development Pathway (“POT”)               organisers in Flanders  •   Groep intro  •   Arktos  •   Aura  •   Le...
Personal Development Pathway providers in Flanders          Within the following regions …          •     Antwerp : Arktos...
“On the job learning”:    The youngsters get systematic pathway-to-work-                       guidance   • Youngsters who...
Personal-development pathways   Are very flexible, they may comprise the following combinations:   • a personal-developmen...
Who are our youngsters?   • 15 to 18 years old   • Registered in part-time vocational secondary schools (training in     a...
We believe in their talents and                    potential   Our youngsters cannot function in one or both     component...
Our mission is providing them with   •   learning opportunities   •   success experiences   •   social skills   •   self-c...
Our goals  1. Re-establishing the contact with the youngster      – Truancy prevention      – Participation in training ac...
Our PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PATH is a            success if the youngster can move on...  • to alternance learning system  • ...
How do we work?© Foyer
Step by step  1.Application: two possible procedures       • direct application       • the youngster is sent to us by alt...
When their pathway is   completed, our youngsters get...          A certificate of acquired competencies                 H...
Time for questions!© Foyer
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  1. 1. FOYER centre for part-time training Personal development pathways Monday 3 March 2012 Integration Centre Foyer vzw© Foyer
  2. 2. Welcome at Foyer in Molenbeek What is Foyer? Integration centre in Molenbeek - non-profit organization - founded in 1969 - situated in Molenbeek - active on the municipal, regional and international levels - focusing on the global integration problems of ethnic minorities© Foyer
  3. 3. What does Foyer do? • Shared Housing Projects • Palace of the Normal and the Strange • Service for travelling people and Rom gypsies • Legal Service • B.I.S. (Brussels Integration through Sports) • Consultation service • Intercultural mediation • Newcomers© Foyer
  4. 4. What does Foyer do? (2) • Les Ateliers du Foyer • Youth Centre “Foyer des Jeunes” • Dar al Amal meeting place for women • Centre for part-time training Foyer Personal Development Pathways for 15- to 18-year-olds • District workplace for woodcraft • T-impact Employment service for our Personal Development Pathways youngsters + for two centres for alternate learning in the region of Brussels© Foyer
  5. 5. The Flemish educational system: secondary education Our work is situated here: youngsters from part-time vocational secondary education Alternance training system = reformed since July 2008 Full-time commitment of 28h/week •15h ‘learning’© Foyer •13h ‘on the job learning’
  6. 6. 6 Personal Development Pathway (“POT”) organisers in Flanders • Groep intro • Arktos • Aura • Lejo • De Werf • Foyer© Foyer
  7. 7. Personal Development Pathway providers in Flanders Within the following regions … • Antwerp : Arktos vzw, vzw Lejo • Bruges : vzw Groep INTRO • Brussels : vzw Groep INTRO, vzw Vormingscentrum Foyer • Ghent and surroundings : vzw Groep INTRO, vzw Lejo and vzw De Werf; • Halle-Vilvoorde : vzw Groep INTRO • Kempen : Arktos vzw; • Limburg : Arktos vzw, vzw Groep INTRO • Leuven : Arktos vzw; • Mechelen : Arktos vzw • Meetjesland, Leie en Schelde : vzw groep INTRO • Midden-West-Vlaanderen : vzw Groep INTRO; • Oostende : vzw Groep INTRO; • Waas en Dender : vzw Groep INTRO; • Westhoek : vzw Groep INTRO; • South-East Flanders : vzw Groep INTRO, vzw De Werf© Foyer • South-West-Flanders : Aura vzw Jongerenbegeleiding and vzw Groep INTRO.
  8. 8. “On the job learning”: The youngsters get systematic pathway-to-work- guidance • Youngsters who do not yet have any clear career perspectives and remain indecisive about the training programme they wish to pursue can follow a preparatory pathway (of up to 312 hours). “voortraject” • Youngsters who are prepared to work but still need to develop their work attitudes and skills can avail of a bridging project to get 40 weeks work experience (800 hours maximum) with a public administration or a non-profit association. “brugproject” • Socially vulnerable youngsters who are not yet able to work in a labour-oriented fashion are offered a personal-development pathway “POT” by a Centre for Part-time Training (Centrum voor Deeltijdse Vorming). Source:http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice© Foyer
  9. 9. Personal-development pathways Are very flexible, they may comprise the following combinations: • a personal-development pathway totalling 28 (50-minute) periods, comprising the components learning and on-the-job learning (no labour-market participation). (leren EN werken) • a personal-development pathway totalling 15 (50-minute) periods, comprising the component learning in combination with a bridging project or a preparatory pathway; (brugproject of voortraject) • a personal-development pathway totalling 13 (50-minute) periods, comprising the component on-the-job learning (no labour-market participation) in combination with part-time education at a Centre for Part-time Education, CDO.© Foyer
  10. 10. Who are our youngsters? • 15 to 18 years old • Registered in part-time vocational secondary schools (training in alternance) • Socially vulnerable youngsters, due to social / personal / multiple / complex problems • Not yet able to work in a labour-oriented fashion • In need of a safe and encouraging learning environment© Foyer
  11. 11. We believe in their talents and potential Our youngsters cannot function in one or both components of their alternance training: • learning (15h/week) • on-the-job-training (13h/week) They need personal guidance to develop their potential and personal growth...© Foyer
  12. 12. Our mission is providing them with • learning opportunities • success experiences • social skills • self-confidence and self-knowledge • responsibility and citizenship • empowerment • integration in society (pathway to work / further education)© Foyer
  13. 13. Our goals 1. Re-establishing the contact with the youngster – Truancy prevention – Participation in training activities within a clear structure – Stimulating involvement 2. Reinforcing the youngster as a person within his pedagogical context – Increasing well-being and self-confidence – Allowing to “catch his breath” and calm down – Exploring future perspectives – Strenghtening social skills, autonomy, team spirit, sense of responsibility – Catching up linguistic deficiencies, help with individual problems 3. Repairing the link between the youngster and society, i.e. with both components of alternance learning© Foyer
  14. 14. Our PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PATH is a success if the youngster can move on... • to alternance learning system • to (full-time) employment • to (full-time) education / training AND if the ties with society have been repaired in other aspects of life, such as • taking part in leisure activities • a better sense of well-being and (self) confidence • involvement, as opposed to alienation© Foyer
  15. 15. How do we work?© Foyer
  16. 16. Step by step 1.Application: two possible procedures • direct application • the youngster is sent to us by alternance learning centre 2. Round table with all partners involved 3. Intake and screening 4. Motivated written report by the pupil guidance centre (CLB) 5. Start of the Personal Development Pathway A warm welcome in a fun and motivating atmosphere Making up a Personal Development Plan TOGETHER The youngsters context is an important factor Activities and training, building competences and skills They get lots of chances – but within a clear structure 6. Regular evaluations (at least every other month) with all partners involved. Every change (also the end) of the youngsters pathway must be documented officially by the pupil guidance centre.© Foyer
  17. 17. When their pathway is completed, our youngsters get... A certificate of acquired competencies Help with their transfer to employment or education / training Aftercare and follow-up: if they need further help (e.g. adapting their CV)© Foyer
  18. 18. Time for questions!© Foyer

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