March 5th, 2019 – EDUCA visits Huesca, Spain. During this exchange the team learns how CPEPA Miguel Hernández is addressing the educational needs of the community.
The Huesca team introduced the participant countries to CPEPA organizational structure, the resources available and the general educational system. A workshop was also held at INEM (Spanish National Job Centres) to educate the teams about the various systems in place set up to ensure youth and adults have access to the job market and educational resources.
CPEPA also demonstrated how tailor-made guidance for low skilled learners as soon as they call in and while they attend the organization helps improve retainment. The guidance provided is based on their personal needs, academic background, job and employment prospects together with an individual monitoring by a staff-team coordinated by guiding expert.
Another key point during the visit was the ability to learn about Outreach and Motivation: making the best of using social networks and website to reach out to people and market all of the programs offered to the community.
On the final day the teams had the opportunity to observe how rural learning communities are also managed from CPEPA. A roundtable discussion and reflection on the training events provided by the team at Huesca allowed additional understanding of the challenges faced in the community and how they are tackling them to meet the needs of the community.
In addition to this ExPROM participants also had the opportunity to discover the artistic and cultural heritage in the province. Guided visits to Bolea and Loarre Castle. – Tasting of traditional food. Gastronomic heritage.
The ExProm project consortium is composed of five diverse organizations throughout the European Union, EDUCA International o.p.s (Czech Republic), Ljudska universe Radovljiva (Slovenia), Vaasan Yliopisto (Finland), Centro Publico de Education de Personas Adultas Miguel Hernandez (Spain), and Social and Health Education Project (Ireland). Each organization has a strong and proven track history of providing services within the field of adult education and a firm commitment to addressing the evolving challenges in the areas of outreach, motivation, and guidance. During host visits the host country will invite 10 non traveling staff members to participate in training, workshops, and field work. This is an opportunity to exchange knowledge regarding best practices and to learn about the methodologies used.