From 17th to 21st October 2016, the Second Transnational Training of “Path to a Job” Project, organized by Fondazione Mondo Digitale was held in Rome, Italy.
The training, addressed to job councillors, is one of the strategic activities of Path to a Job Project (Erasmus+ Programme, KA2 Strategic Partnership) to promote the inclusion and job insertion of young men and women through individual, family and social level activities.
The original educational programme included team building, Lego Serious Play sessions, digital making labs and lessons held by Alfonso Molina, Scientific Director of the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and Personal Chair in Technology Strategy.
Then, in plenary session, the two Italian participants’ speeches on the employment context in Italy:
- Loredana Rui. A trainer specialized in professional orientation and active job search for young migrants.
- Ilaria Riccitelli. Mediator and social operator working on individual action plans and skills assessment. She has specific experience as a front office operator at a work orientation desk for women who have lost their job.
The second training session of the day How to create a video CV was held in Video Lab by the coach Fiammetta Castagnini.
“After a short theoretical explanation,” pointed out the coach, “I compared ideas with the participants and provided them with a few pointers on how to develop the video. We spoke about voice tone, attitude, body language, posture and looking towards the camera. Then, we move on to more technical aspects, such as filming devices and video-editing software (professional, on-line, apps for mobile devices, etc.)”.
“They chose very creatively: James Bond and Batman. And the result of the practice session was fun and efficient. The creativity was contagious!” concluded Fiammetta Castagnini.
In the afternoon, the international team visited the Youth Center “Batti il tuo tempo”.
During this third day, two Lego Serious Play (LSP) training sessions were held by Cecilia Stajano, Lego® Serious Play® Trained LSP facilitator.
“The LSP Method is used to devise a scenario of how participants imagine a city where there is a service for NEETs and orientation for the most fragile individuals,” explains Cecilia Stajano, who also coordinates the School Innovation Sector of Fondazione Mondo Digitale.
Participants first worked individually and then in small groups to unite and connect all the constructions to which they had given a meaning.
Each group was asked to develop a construction providing an answer to the 5 Ws:
- What – is this service for?
- When – would this service be needed?
- Where – should this service be placed?
- Who – can benefit from this service?
- Why – should this service be present?
In the following video of one of the final phases of the session, Cecilia Stajano shows how to create “connections”:
During this training day, the educational programme continued at the Phyrtual Innovation Gym Digital Manufacturing Lab to explore the process, methodology and approach to Design Thinking with coach Mauro Del Santo.
The aim of the visit to J.F. Kennedy High School in Rome, managed by Headmaster Lidia Cangemi, was to understand the activities organized by the school to promote job insertion opportunities, such as a web radio project, conceived and managed entirely by students.
Two participants, Hugo Romero (Ayuntamiento de Vinaròs) and Teresa Gastón (Fundación Adsis) were interviewed by Voicebookradio, while Alessandra Fratejacci from the Fondazione Mondo Digitale acted as a translator.
The last session of the Transnational Training was hosted by Fab Lab to discover Digital making with Coach Mauro Del Santo.
The transnational team was shown how to develop a small digital manufacturing lab to promote self-enterprise.
Participants used a laser cutter and NFC sensors to create simple gadgets such as keychains that can be located by smartphones.
“It doesn’t take much to create a product for a small business,” explains Mauro Del Santo. “Daniele Vigo, a young Fab Lab maker was very successful at the Maker Faire Rome with similar products made of plastic. Today, at the Fab Lab we’ve used wood.”