AppsGuide News

More than an hundred volunteers completed the Eguide testing project

From early this year to early december, more than an hundred people and dozen organisations around Scotland volunteered to test the Eguide application.
This phase of our AppsGuide project was very successful and our partners in Sweden, Netherlands and Ireland also had many other testers.
Following this stage of the project, we have hosted a practitioner and peer mentor training and will, on the 11th december, present Eguide to social and employability organisations.

To know ore about this event, visit this page.


IPK gives a ‘big thumbs up’  for AppsGuide

The new European multilateral project Applications for Guiding Users in their Development towards Education and Employment, ( ‘AppsGuide’), has been highly recommended by the Internationella Programkontoret (IPK), the National agency of Sweden for the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.
Carina Hammar of IPK joined the first meeting of the EU-funded project in Stockholm, Sweden, and gave a ‘big thumbs up’.
She reported that the Appsguide application Transfer of Innovation (TOI) scored “All A’s” and the feedback from the assessors was very positive.    

The AppsGuide project is a Multilateral TOI project of Leonardo da Vinci (LdV) supported by the European Union (EU) Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). The positive feedback makes all partners involved in this LLP-project very proud. These partners are:
Stockholm Stad (Sweden), Light on the Path (United Kingdom), Ballymun Job Centre (Ireland), Dutch Foundation of Innovation Welfare 2 Work (The Netherlands) and Universitatea Politechna din Bucuresti – Centrul de Technologii Avansate (Romania).

The partners all work with people who have experienced challenges in their lives, such as addictions, mental ill health, long term unemployment, etc. The overall aim of this consortium is to make it much easier to help disadvantaged people gain the confidence, motivation, direction and clarity they need to find jobs that genuinely fit them and in which they can stay, grow and flourish. The outcomes of the AppsGuide project will be, among others, new and adapted tools, such as the development of a mobile phone app version as internet use is moving quickly towards smartphones. The project will provide an ideal digital guide for getting people (back) into jobs on the regular labour market.

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