The Junior Job Coach programme was developed with funding from the Erasmus + programme funded by the European Union. It is an initiative that is designed to reduce drop out from apprenticeships & vocational programmes that offer work placements.
The JJC Programme was primarily developed to give special support to vulnerable students or so called student at risk. Junior Job Coaches aim to give prompt and targeted support to trainees who might be at risk of performing poorly or leaving the work placement before completion.
Junior Job Coach (JJC) is a peer support method for providing additional supervision to trainees in apprenticeships or work placements. The goal is to improve performance or prevent students from leaving school or workplace. The method matches young people at risk in work placements with a higher-level student (Junior Job Coach) from the same vocational education course or programme.
Three new products that have been designed and rigorously tested to provide support for students & apprentices in work placements during the implementation of the project.
- Competence Framework describes what competences should a high quality job coach have to support a student at risk.
- The Training programme is based on the Junior Job Coach Competence Framework. During the placement with the employer the Junior Job Coach establishes a special help line using social media that is accessible to the trainee.
By completing the JJC Training Programme the coaches possess the right competences to support their trainee in the workplace.
- A toolkit for employers was developed to encourage employers to take on students who might be at risk by offering them support and advice.
The products will be available soon on the Junior Job Coach website: https://juniorjobcoach.eu/, and the partnership is composed by ROC Midden Nederland, CPIP organization from Romania, Cambridge Regional College, BFI organization from Austria and Gobierno de Navarra, Departamento de Educacion from Spain.