Through this output, testing and evaluating of the created training material will be implemented, by choosing a pilot group out of min 50 migrants in a formal and non-formal training setting, in order to deliver a set of case studies. In addition to that, participants will achieve practical experience in a min. 1 week internship, with the purpose of applying their gained knowledge and competences in a real working area, experimenting themselves in a real work situation and to decide on further steps to become a certified home/residential care assistant. They will be accompanied by a trainer/coach. Feedback will be required both from participants and the care providers. The analysis will be used to validate and to adjust the designed training material.

Methodology:

Using a case-study methodology partners will capture the process, the implications and the impact this new Toolkit and the dual approach will have on the migrant learners, care service providers (private vs. institutional and residential care vs. home care) and training providing organizations, taking into consideration the different learning approaches (formal vs. non-formal). The case-studies will ultimately form part of the Toolkit.

Results:

The piloting will test and evaluate the created training material and improve and adjust it. The case-studies will outline the impact of a tailored dual training for migrants for the Care service sector. The case studies will be developed from data gathered through online surveys, interviews, focus groups with trainers/migrant tutors, migrant learners, training providers and care service employers. The case-studies will be documented on the project webpage as part of the training toolkit.

Impact:

Through the training, we expect the piloting group to enhance the quality of caregiving and to enhance their employment conditions (legal contracts and better payments). We expect piloting participants to validate their competences, get prepared for a first work experience and to progress towards further trainings in this sector.

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This output will clearly showcase the transferability of the training toolkit to different training environments (formal vs. non-formal) and purpose (residential vs. home care). Through documenting the piloting and evaluating the impact, other training providers, care service providers, migrant tutors can explore how to transfer the Toolkit to their own training context and focus on their training needs. 

The entire piloting (including evaluation) will take place between January and October 2020.