Based on this experience, CIFE’s technical team and the co-manager company ECOEMBES have designed this Laboratory. An experimented professional from ECOEMBES has coordinated together with the team the technical aspects concerning the online tools and the digital methodology needed for the streaming courses, etc. It has been a challenge and a thorough teamwork, but the systematization of the previous on-line experiences are being incredibly helpful to guide the process.
Furthermore, in these tough times, and based on the previous survey taken before the Lab start (where we analyse the technological gap at every participant’s home), the technical team has decided to buy some laptops to provide the participants who have no access to IT equipment’s, so they can follow the training properly. We must not allow leaving behind the most vulnerable people in this process.
Before getting to the substance of the technical training, CIFE’s soft skills teacher developed a key task by helping participants individually in order to facilitate a minimal level of digital skills. This way, we made sure that the first day of the training was easier and dynamic.
We are very happy regarding the success in the call for participants, we have 12 people following the training!!! Everything is new for everybody and the first day was very exciting for all of us. We had the chance to count with the virtual presence of the Economic development and Employment City Councillor, Soledad Martín, to welcome everybody and thank them for their commitment and participation.
Many participants were grateful because they could use this “pause-time” to acquire new knowledge and skills to find a job. The technical training will take place in an on-line basis. However, we expect to continue with the practical training in companies by the end of July.
Besides, they soft skills training remains one of the strong points of the project and the on-line basis has not affected its duration. Once a week they will work on the essential skills to develop their professional careers in the gardening sector.
There are many opportunities the online training generates compared to the on-site one, and we are making the most of the opportunities brought by this crisis.