Key Informants Network on Training for Employment

Evaluator

CREA - Confederación de Empresarios de Aragón, Zaragoza, SPAIN

Type/classification

ICT

Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

Confederación de Empresarios de Aragón (CREA)

Name of the organisation, English translation

Business Confederation of Aragon (CREA)

SECTION A - DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE

Name of the practice, original language

Red de Informantes para la Formación para el Empleo

Country

Spain

Description of the practice

Project led by CREA for the continuous prospective and analysis of the labour market trends. The project was a tool to detect the existing training needs in the labour market in Aragon region through deep interviews and meetings with companies and sectorial associations.

Each year, 5 to 6 key business sectors were selected and analysed in deep in order to detect which are the companies training needs and report the results to the Regional Employment Service to help it to plan and design the public Vocational Training for Employment offer in Aragon.

The analysis was made through surveys to companies, round-tables along the region with different training and employment experts, as well as with companies, and personal interviews with HR managers.

Reports were made for each business sectors and delivered to the Regional Employment.

Policy context

Vocational Training for Employment aims at promoting and extending among companies and employed and unemployed workers a form of training that meets their needs. It provides training to employed and unemployed workers in order to improve their professional skills and personal development.

This kind of training is very important for both, companies and workers, helping to match both sides’ needs.

Labour market context

Vocational Training for Employment promotes lifelong training for workers, improving its professional and personal development. It also provides them with the suitable skills and knowledge suitable for the professional skills demanded by the labour market and the companies.

Improving the communication and the information about the real needs of different actors, Vocational Training for Employment will help to enhance business competitiveness and workers employability.

Activities

Continuous prospective and analysis of the labour market trends through surveys to companies, round-tables with strategic sectors and personal interviews with HR managers.

Management and operation

The practice was managed by the Training and Employment department staff from CREA, which was the lead partner. 2 Technicians, 1 Administrative and 1 Director were directly involved on it. They have the support of all department staff.

Besides, CREA territorial associations provide support in each round table and to contact main companies in their regions.

Target groups/beneficiaries

Companies from the Aragon region and employed and unemployed workers.

Start date

01 Jul 2014

End date (actual or planned)

31 Dec 2014

Gender dimension

Value not entered

Products involved in or resulting from the practice

At the end of each round-table and group of interviews, a report was made to be share with the participants. Then, these reports were forwarded to the Regional Employment Service (INAEM) to be taken into account at different annual training calls.

Each year an overall report was published on the Red de Informantes website.

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

The results of the practice are identifying:

–       – training needs linked to the different job profiles,

–       – labour experience accreditation needs,

–       – knowledge degree of the training offer/resources and the professional certificates framework

Around 91 round tables were held during the 6 years of the project in Zaragoza, Huesca y Teruel.

Source of funding

Regional budget (tax revenue)

Main responsible body, type

Business organisation/association at regional or local level

Role of implementing body

CREA was the lead partner. It was responsible for project dynamization, and the analysis of information provided through different channels.

Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors

Type and role in implementation of each of these bodies. Please specify the economic relationship between the main implementing body and each of the other involved bodies.

  • Public authorities: Regional Employment Service (INAEM)
  • CREA territorial associations (Confederación de Empresarios de Zaragoza – CEZ, Confederación Empresarial de la Provincia de Huesca – CEOS CEPYME Huesca, and CEOE Teruel).
  • Small training centers, public & private training institutes/organizations
  • Companies from all economic sectors and size.

Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?

Yes, internal evaluation

SECTION B - CLASSIFICATION OF PRACTICE

Target group(s)

Employers, People seeking training

Employers

All employers

Jobseekers

Value not entered

People seeking training

Employees

B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

Value not entered

B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

Collection of LMI (demand, supply or both), Analysis of LMI

Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Identification of needed skills, Staff training/development

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

Training (classroom)

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Value not entered

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

Value not entered

B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

e-Services, Face to face contacts

B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

Not at all

Type of subcontractor(s)

Public

B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Private

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

Value not entered

Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

Value not entered

Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

Value not entered

Name of the organisation, English translation

Value not entered

E mail

Value not entered

Web page

Value not entered

Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

Value not entered

Indicators in the evaluation

Value not entered

Main findings of the evaluation

Value not entered

Change in practice following evaluation

Value not entered

C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

Value not entered

Reference

Value not entered

Monitoring evidence

Value not entered

SECTION D - PRACTICE CRITERIA

D.1 - Evidence of results

Detailed information and data about the practice coming from the evaluation/monitoring process is available, Supporting materials are available

D.2 - Relevance

Programme logic: actions appear to be coherent with the objectives to be achieved by the practice, The practice responds to identified needs

D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

Value not entered

D.4 - Impact

The practice demonstrates, by means of qualitative and/or quantitative results, an improvement in the skills needs identification and the skills matching in the digital and/or in the green economy involving and/or for the benefit of small and medium enterprises

D.5 - Innovation

The practice integrates new elements of intervention to achieve an improvement in the skills needs identification and/or in the skills matching in the digital and/or in the green economy involving and/or for the benefit of small and medium enterprises

D.6 - Broad-based participation

The practice is led and supported by stakeholders partnership who strive towards the pursued goals and are committed to the success of the practice., The practice enjoys the collaboration of various administrations and government bodies and/or business associations/organisations and/or chambers of commerce that afford their support to the project.

D.7 - Sustainability

The practice involves a wide range of actors and stakeholders that help sustain the project financially.

D.8 - Mainstreaming

The practice or elements therein were/can be (cross out that which does not apply) mainstreamed into the day-to-day operations of the implementing body, The practice or elements therein were/can be (cross out that which does not apply) adopted by other stakeholders, The practice or elements therein were/can be (cross out that which does not apply) adopted by actors located in similar areas, The results of the practice were disseminated to policy makers, NGOs, enterprises, civil society, etc.

D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

The practice’s progressive and/or established ideas may be applied to parallel or similar situations in the same or different regions., The practice acts as a source of inspiration for new projects., The practice includes an evaluation of the practice itself., The practice involves the various people that have taken part in the activities in the evaluation phase.

D.10 - Additional comments

Value not entered

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