Bridging the Gap aims to bridge the gap that exists in VET provision for the enterprise skills that creative young people need to enter and thrive in the labour market of Europe’s fast-growing creative economy. The project will fill this gap by strengthening the occupational profile and the professional development of Creative Enterprise Mentors and seeks to make an impact in providing innovative solutions to the social, geographical and economic barriers faced by disadvantaged young people at a time of high youth unemployment, through fostering creative enterprise skills.
The project proposes that creative enterprise skills offer a valid and innovative solution for many young people facing acute challenges in entering the labour market following the consequences of the 2008 economic crash. It focuses on the professional development of the newly emerging role of the Creative Enterprise Mentor.
Planned project outcomes
An Occupational Profile and Competence Standards validating the new emerging role of a CE Mentor
A set of Learning Outcomes for professional development of the role aligned to EQF
A dynamic Network Roadmap of communication tools and resources used by CE Mentors
A Modular Curriculum providing innovative enterprise Learning Resources specifically designed for mentors, youth workers, tutors, trainers and coaches, tailored to the needs of the CCIs.
A User Experience Compendium for CE Mentors
An online Open Educational Resource making the curriculum programme and learning materials accessible
A web-enabled Guidance Handbook for the Creative Enterprise Mentor
The role of the Creative Mentor:
A Reflective Review
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Mentors and mentees voices in BtG UX Compendium
"I would like to say a few words about the “Break-in the desk” methodology and how I use it in the mentoring process. First of all, this methodology works in the best way for artists, creatives and creative organizations, which on the one hand, want to develop their...
Bridging The Gap – Newsletter
Mentoring Design Journey During the BiTG project, we always wondered how we could support mentors in defining an effective mentoring pathway for mentees, which also took into considering the real needs of mentees. A mentor should not only guide mentees in the...
“Mentoring Design Journey”, the tool for building an effective mentoring journey
Mentoring Design Journey is a useful and effective tool to make mentors reflect and help them define which activities and actions to involve mentees in to help them improve their entrepreneurial skills.
Performing arts course, drawing course, music workshops
Do young people have any real opportunities for improving their careers in the cultural and creative industries? They may be interested in opportunities that are offered as part of the European Social Fund (ESF)
We are seeking to engage an External Evaluator
The project lead partner Rinova is seeking to engage an External Evaluator for the Bridging the Gap project.
Most important value is openness and willingness to learn
Michalina Kuczyńska (Foundation ARTeria) interviews Anna Lewicka You conduct career counselling, for example at the art school in Gliwice – secondary vocational school providing education in artistic professions. How does your work with this art school’s students...
Can AI replace mentors?
The capabilities demonstrated by the applications of artificial intelligence make us think that some professions will have more future, and which will disappear in a time, perhaps closer than we expect.
Erasmus For Young Entrepreneurs
The european exchange programme for entrepreneurs Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is an exchange programme launched by the European Commission 11 years ago, which allows new or aspiring entrepreneurs to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in...
About Soft Skills
Soft skills, in other words – interpersonal skills are non-technical, refer to how you work.
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