European Network for Disadvantaged Adults
Mentoring is a form of effective informal training to improve the employability of people without direct access to traditional training. Mentoring is an instructional strategy, a form of teaching where tutor is teaching alongside the students, encouraging them to learn from mentor’s own working examples.
Mentoring involves approaches such as encouragement/advice/befriending, ongoing contact and sharing between mentor and mentees, problem-based training, counselling, discussions. For VET outside of formal school system, opportunity presented itself to describe the VET in an EU common learning of ICT technologies for physically disabled adults. “E-Mentoring” project opens up an opportunity for adult education providers and other relevant actors to influence VET and present their needs using this learning of ICT technologies. The focus of this project was mentoring with ICT. Our approach for improvement in quality of VET for mentoring with ICT in this project was the increased co-operation between VET providers and all their stakeholders. The employers, branch and client representatives, personal assistants themselves, and the VET-providers defined together an education and training profile for this profession in Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, United Kingdom and Turkey.