22 May 2012

New Survey Launched on Non-Formal Education and Employability

GEYC supports European Youth Forum in a new survey launched on the topic of non-formal education and employability. In this research project could take part both individuals and organisations.

Employability refers to a person's capability for gaining and maintaining employment (Hillage and Pollard, 1998). For individuals, employability depends on the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) they possess, the way they present those assets to employers, and the context (e.g. personal circumstances and labour market environment) within which they seek work (Hind and Moss, 2011). As such employability is affected by both supply-side and demand-side factors which are often outside of an individual's control. (Wikipedia)

A study has been launched to analyse the impact of non-formal education on the employability of young people. The survey gives youth organisations the opportunity to show and gain recognition for the work that they are doing. The results of the study will be used to inform the Youth Forum’s future policy development work in the area of education. Those who participate in the study will contribute to the identification of the added value of non-formal education in youth organisations. Participants and former participants of youth organisations are asked to participate in the survey to have a say in how youth organisations have shaped them! 

The survey is part of a research study that the Youth Forum is conducting in partnership with the University of Bath and GHK Consulting Ltd. Through the study, entitled: The Impact of Non Formal Education in Youth Organisations on young people’s employability”, the Youth Forum hopes to explore how non-formal education helps young people to equip themselves with the skills and abilities to enter into employment. 

To take part in the survey, participants and former participants of youth organisations please click here and youth organisations please click here.