About the field trials
IÐAN is looking to build on existing experience in VPL toward qualifications in the trades.
During the field trials, thie project manager is responsible for:
- Reaching the group.
- Introduction meeting on how to enter the VLP process, this comprises entry requirements, the process, the potential opportunities, right and obligations of the parties involved, handling of personal information and so on.
- Appoint the assessors that will be involved and finding the appropriate interpreter.
- Handling and processing all evaluation data. Recording and registration of all data including credit transfer to the National registration of credits for the upper secondary school system (INNA).
- Counselling before, during and after the VPL process.
- Depending on the outcome the VPL, the project manager assists the participant to find appropriate pathways for further personal advancement.
About the target group
VISKA focusses on a total of 50 Polish Migrants without qualifications.
The entry requirements into the VISKA field trials in Iceland are the following:
- Registered in Iceland and can show at least 3 years of work experience in carpentry, house painting, restaurant waiter and hotel housekeeping there of 6 months of working experience in Iceland and reached the age of 23 years. Language skills: Polish, English or Icelandic.
- This also includes a total of 5-7 interested individuals that will go through validation of transversal skills, that are registered in Iceland and have at least 3 years of work experience there of 6 months of working experience in Iceland and reached the age of 23. Language skills: Polish, English or Icelandic.
About the anticipated policy aim
VISKA in Iceland will operate on a national level and implemented locally in LLL centres nationwide based on project results. VISKA addresses the parliamentary action plan on migrant issues in Iceland as well as European policy in regards with diminishing skills mismatch, fostering employability as well as social inclusion. The focus is to be placed on equality of standing and opportunity regarding education, and to having immigrants’ experience properly evaluated.