©IDEACTION was first time organized in 2017 with students studying in Romani language at Teacher Training College in Vršac. The program has been created by the Western Balkans Institute WEBIN in cooperation with the Teacher Training College with an aim to ease a school to work transition of young Roma people.
Following the needs of young graduates, the program has been designed to: enhance employment and stimulate creativity and entrepreneurial mindset of graduates. Program duration is 6 months with estimated workload of 180 hours or 6 ECTS.
The program consists of 3 modules:
Module 1: ‘’On-the-job professional training’’
Module 2: ‘’I, entrepreneur?’’ and
Module 3: ‘’Values of volunteering’’.
Within 1st module, participants attended 8 hours long training on working with children in an intercultural environment, with elements of Romani language and culture. The training was organized by the Teacher Training College in Vršac. The training prepared participants for 5 days long on-the-job training that was hosted by the preschools in Knjaževac, Prokuplje and Bela Palanka. Training participants were mentored by dr Marija Aleksandrović and dr Slavica Komatina from the Teacher Training College from Vršac.
Within 2nd module, participants attend a training about preparing an effective CV and making successful apperence during job interview. Training was organized in Niš, at the Space for creative work DELI. Purpose of the training is to prepare the participants for successful job-seeking. Another training training on youth entrepreneurship was hosted in Belgrade by WEBIN. Purpose of this training was to encourage training participants to start their own business.
Within 3rd module, participants were engaged in community volunteering with an aim to disseminate volunteering culture and associated values such as: solidarity, tolerance, care giving etc.
Certificate Award Ceremony was hosted by the Teacher Training College in Vršac in October 2017.
Photos: Predrag Prtljaga 2017