Probing our fortune

Career Preparedness and Life Navigation with Folktales

In this project we will use the Folk Tale work method to develop sets of self-help and coaching / training tools for young people and their advisers and coaches to think through their choices and motivation to  design their next life and career steps.

Folk tales are a way of narrative therapy. The stories – and the analysis of them – can support learning from the situations portrayed, the behaviour of the characters and the ways of solving problems. Folk tales teach us of trial and error and of not giving up, even when it’s hard. These stories can influence the way we live, and the way we think. Using folk tales from different countries also provides a good opportunity for increasing cultural awareness.

… So we can all become queens and kings of our own lives, and live happily ever after….

The main objectives are to

  • improve the preparedness of young people for career and life choices by developing their self-reflection, their resilience as well as to encourage them to make active decisions and to take their life and career planning into their own hands;
  • to increase the acceptance of cultural diversities and to develop positive attitudes towards sustainability.

Main results are:

  • Framework and Screening Tool on Carrier Preparedness for counsellors
  • Six Folk Tale Boxes, containing tools for self-help and counsellor work, such as the analysis of the tales, cards on the scenes of the tales and assessment questions for self-help and coaching, instructions for coaching on the specific tales, and also group work schedule and tools to work with the tale in youth groups.
  • Training curriculum for youth workers and counsellors including modules for young people.

Project duration

March 2022 – September 2024

Web

Erasmus database

Project partner

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

FYC

Future-proof Your Career

Career Guidance for a Modern Labour Market

Future-proof your Career aims to design, develop and implement a Future of Work Framework, focused on the identification -through a guidance process- of transversal skills which can be used to future-proof the careers of disadvantaged job seekers and enable sustainable future employment.

This forward thinking career guidance framework will provide a way of working for guidance practitioners which facilitates quality future focused career plans for job seekers already marginalized in the labour market, so as to ensure their inclusion in a technological and digitalized world of work. It will support marginalized job seekers to understand and gain awareness of key competencies which are essential employability competences for a future labour market. These key competences underpin the ability to adapt and change to the demands of a technological workplace and are important in up-skilling in initial and continuous vocational, educational and training.

The project has three main objectives

  • to enable Individuals to become aware of their own skills for the future labour market particularly in relation to communication and interpersonal skills
  • to create awareness of future workplaces, their requirements, and associated VET progression routes
  • to create a culture of training and up-skilling of guidance practitioners in a fast changing labour market

The main outcomes of the project

The FYC online platform: develop an online e-learning like platform which will, through a series of interactive questions and animations, help the individual identify their human, social and psychological capital, and their connection to the current and longer-term labour market. It will identify areas where the individual could benefit from vocational or industry specific upskilling. It will provide the individual and their guidance practitioner with a report outlining existing capabilities and make suggestions as to how these could be built upon and utilized and thus enable the individual to prepare for a labour market which is driven by automation and digitization.

FYC Training Modules for Practitioners: Development of a training module for practitioners on the future of work, the types of jobs available, their make up in terms of hard and soft skills, and the career path options available to job seekers

Project duration

October 2019 to September 2021

Project Partners

Ballymun Job Centre (Irland) – Koordination
Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung (Österreich)
METROPOLISNET (Deutschland)
CIOFS – Formazione Professionale (Italien)
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti (Bulgarien)
Headway Ireland CLG (Irland)
Fundacion Tomillo (Spanien)

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Study Migration Salzburg

Study of the labour market situation for migrants in Salzburg – implementation concept

The target of the research study was to point out the situation of migrants on Salzburgs labour market and to provide policy recommendations.

The study consists of three parts which aim to:

  • analyze social demographic features of the target group in Salzburg concerning the labour market (analysis)
  • consider experiences and required basic conditions of several stakeholders (qualitative part),
  • evaluate proved and in other countries successfully implemented methods regarding good practice samples (recommendations for action)

The analysis referred to current workings in Austria and, moreover, showed additional requirements of a solid data base for TEP Salzburg. The AMDB („Arbeitsmarktdatenbank von AMS und Hauptverband“ – labour market data base of AMS and main association) was primary used as data basis. So did the MZ-AKE (Microcensus – labour survey) and the SILC (statistics on income and living conditions). Those data guaranteed a very current and well-founded information base. Additionally, “invisible persons” (= currently not in training, nor in job, nor any care obligations, at an employable age) were taken into consideration. Already realized studies were evaluated and additional interviews were held within the scope of the qualitative part. This part aimed to utilize important stakeholders, their experiences and resources for sustainable labour market integration. Recommendations for action reflect key results from the first two parts and provide a “good practice” collection gathered by other Austrian provinces and within European context. The approach therefor was an already implemented collection of good ideas and moderated processes by ZSI and ILO (International Labour Organisation).

Client

Land Salzburg

Project duration

April 2009

Project Partners

Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung
ZSI – Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, Wien

G.MO.V.E

G.MO.V.E – Graduated-MObility Veers to Europe

Working in another European country can be of great value to someone´s life and professional career. Mobility within Europe provides the opportunity to learn new languages, improve existing knowledge and to get to know other cultures. At the same time, there are major challenges associated with it. Within this context starts an European photo competition with the title „Make yourself a picture of Europe“.

The general aim of this contest was to boost the vocational mobility within Europe as well as to raise the awareness of EURES – European Employment Services. Participants could submit up to a maximum of six photos that deal with life and job opportunities as well as experiences in connection with occupation, education, studies and a stay abroad. The topic could be elaborated in every photographic manner regarding content and form. The photo competiton was co-financed by the European commission, head office on employment and social affairs within the scope of the information campaign 2003/2004 on the topic mobility. Hafelekar Consulting organised the photo competion jointly with other project partners.

Project duration

2003 till 2004

Project Partners

Camera Work Group
Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung
University Luton
AMS Tirol
Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol
University Innsbruck
Lomographische Gesellschaft Österreich

Funding

With support from the European Commission – Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Basic knowledge Gender Mainstreaming

Christine Baur/Eva Fleischer/Paul Schober:

Gender Mainstreaming in der Arbeitswelt – Grundlagenwissen für Projekte, Unternehmen und Politik

Basic knowledge Gender Mainstreaming for enterprises, projects and politics

Innsbruck, Wien, Bozen: Studienverlag 2005

ISBN: 3-7065-4035-5; 210 pages; incl. CD-ROM, €21

Hafelekar Series Volume 1

Short description

Gender Mainstreaming – an often used term, scarcely understood and rarely really wanted. The manifold reactions and violent emotions regarding this topic lead to this assumption.

  • Where are the roots of the term Gender Mainstreaming?
  • Which are the theoretical and judicial bases?
  • How can Gender Mainstreaming be applied in the business world?

This publication provides the necessary basic knowledge for it.

After a survey over feminist theories, a definiton of the central terms of equal opportunities policy is given in scientific and judicial terms.

On this basis, the following actual topics are focused on: choice of occupation, compatibility of work and family, income distribution, equal treatment and equal opportunities. The third and main chapter is dedicated to the precise realisation of projects. A survey of possible fund givers in the EU leads over to the description of the single phases of a project, from the analysis to the assurance of sustainibility. Finally, current Gender Mainstreaming projects in Tyrol are presented.

The enclosed CD-ROM contains a rich collection of up-to-date publications ,checklists, guidelines, links and contact adresses for the realisation of Gender Mainstereaming. It also features a new presentation mode of the scientific software GABEK-WinRelan for the readers to explore the complete data of the WoMen field study, referred to in the book.

This book was developed within the EQUAL project WoMen.

WoMen

WoMen – equality for women and men on the ICT labor market

The main objective of the development partnership is to encourage men and women in a more balanced gender distribution of the ICT labor market in the Tyrol. This will happen through awareness-raising activities, by identifying strategies and the development of specific instruments.

Project aims

  • Creation of social and political awareness by sensitizing public relations
  • Creation of an individual consciousness – by means of individual career planning for women
  • Sensitization and planning of appropriate strategies in companies
  • Counseling and guidance services (skills analysis, career planning, Resource pool, child care policies, models of parental support)
  • Training of highly qualified ICT professionals
  • Formation of networks of all relevant actors engaged in the support of equal opportunity on the labour market.

At the beginning of the project Hafelekar created a large-scale baseline study, using the method GABEK, which forms the basis for further activities. Hafelekar was further responsible for public relations and dissemination of the products.

Project duration

October 2002 till September 2005

Project Partners

Funding

Supported by funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture

Familiy & work Ötztal Valley

Familiy-friendly working environment – Region Ötztal

Within the scope of the working and business pact the project “family-friendly working environment 2005 – Region Ötztal” took place.

Herein, the regional impact of the establishment of a big spa landscape (Aqua Dome) was examined. Main aim was the networking within the region in order to establish a family-friendly working environment. Therefore measures were implemented regarding the fields of human resource management, child care, accompanying support for restarters, family-friendly working hours models and approaches to a solution concerning the traffic problems.

Hafelekar Consulting was in charge of a baseline study. Within the framework of this study requirements and needs were determined in order to develop accurate offers in the field of further training and child care. The study consisted of four steps:

  1. As a first step there was carried out a secondary research regarding all relevant facts and figures
  2. Written questionnaires formed the second step. Thereby operational data in the predefined business sectors were collected.
  3. In addition to the quantitative data collected, 10 in-depth interviews with experts were conducted.
  4. The results of the written questionnaires – complemented with the results of the expert interviews – were presented to a steering committee.

Within the scope of a future workshop, future scenarios were developed by means of a moderated process.

Project duration

2004 till 2005

Client

Land Tirol