AMTCC – Exchange of tested practices in the field of adult education
Our foundation joined a new Erasmus Plus project. AMTCC stands for the French version of “Exchange of tested practices in the field of adult education”. In AMTCC we cooperate with French, Belgian and Portuguese organizations that support disadvantaged groups, or their enterprise is interested in integration at workplaces and has experience to share about it. The Hungarian coordinator of the project is the Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft.
For whom do we work on this project?
It might be difficult to imagine, but there are several people in Hungary who, for some reason, were not able to obtain the most important key competences required for a job during their years at school. This is possible because they either did not go to school at all, or the teachers were unable to give them the required knowledge. Unfortunately, the deaf and hard of hearing often experience the latter. We work on this project for them.
The 8 key competences
The European Parliament and Council identified 8 key competences in December 2006 that are in most cases essential in order to work in the EU. These are the following:
- Communication in the mother tongue
- Communication in foreign languages
- Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology
- Digital competence
- Learning to learn
- Social and civic competences
- Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
- Cultural awareness and expression
The target groups of our foundation face serious obstacles already at the first point, since sign language is not taught in public education to the deaf, and their sign language skills are not improved, moreover, the communication difficulties are not handled properly in case of the hard of hearing either. With this communicational obstacle the less fortunate do not have a chance to obtain the rest of the competences and become successful employees.
Identification of the connecting good practices
Most participants of the AMTCC Erasmus Plus project are organizations that support the integration of the disadvantaged into the labour market. They examine the good practices used during their work that are essential for obtaining the key competences. Furthermore, they develop educational units for sharing and passing on the good practices. They share their knowledge in the form of educational trips: our French, Belgian and Portuguese partners receive the maximum 8 representatives of the Hungarian organizations in their own country in order to share with them the training they developed and enable them to pass on their knowledge. Our job will be the same with the training consisting of the good practices developed by us.
What do we hope from this project?
We, the Munka-Kör Foundation for The Hearing Impaired, would like to teach our partners what we know, as well as, put into practice and share with you what we learn from them. We are going to participate in the first official event in November. We are looking forward to it!