WHAT IS REFERENCA EU?
FIGURE: Showing of process for the granting of Reference within each organization
ABOUT THE PROCESS AMBASSADORS OF KNOWLEDGE
Employees need people with real experience and skills not only theoretical knowledge. They expected practical knowledge and skills including from young. Process Ambassadors of knowledge represents the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills that young people need.
WHAT IS THE ADDED VALUE
Added value will be new practical skills, knowledge and experience that universities can’t offer to young students. For example: How to work in professional real life teams, how to work with different generations, how to work with people with different professional knowledge and skills,…). Those skills are added value that together with experience helps young people to find employment.
Special value is constant interaction and knowledge transfer between schools, universities, students and organizations (public and economic sector). Organizations and universities are stronger when connected.
Employers have difficulties finding young workers with the skills they need. They expected practical knowledge and skills including from young. Process Ambassadors of knowledge represents the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills that young people need.
We are talking about cooperation among young people (students), organizations, universities and high schools. Young people need mentors r – to help them with own practical knowledge and skills based on years of experience.
The number of good ideas, innovations, enventions, Patents in the companies will rise. The number of unemployed young people among young searchers of first employment will drop.
They need people with real experience and skills not only theoretical knowledge.
WHO IS A KNOWLEDGE COORDINATOR?
A Knowledge Coordinator is a person who coordinates ambassadors of knowledge, mentors and mentees (students or employees in organizations who are enrolled in full-time or part-time study to obtain a higher level of education).
WHY DO WE NEED KNOWLEDGE COORDINATORS?
Ambassadors of knowledge include various distinguished individuals who are experts in certain areas, but are not employed in large organizations or have a special status. Coordinators help such persons by coordinating and guiding mentors, ambassadors of knowledge and mentees.
WHAT IS REFERENCE?
Reference is a certificate received by all young people/learners as special and highest recognition for their efforts in an individual organisation in the following fields:
-writing papers (seminar papers, final papers, analyses and research studies)
-participation in projects that denote the progress and development of a specific discipline
-participation in the work of a company for achieving special or exceptional effects and success.
WHO CAN RECEIVE A REFERENCE?
A Reference can be received by university or secondary school students who are still in the active or final stage of their studies and by university or secondary school students who are seeking their first employment (have perhaps already finished their studies, but have not yet found employment), and by assistants in an individual organisation who have decided to upgrade their knowledge by enrolling in full-time study.
*Full-time study – study with which one obtains an official academic title or a higher level of education.
Life Learning Academia is striving to make aware the importance of Knowledge. It encourages the importance and relevance of mentor systems within organisations in today’s world. The mentor system adopts a mentality of good work , persistence and good managing spirits to benefit organisations as well as their young individuals by reaching high standards and ultimate goals. A Reference Award is given to youngsters that reflect these values. Mentorship programmes within organisations is a positive investment in our young generation - our work force and our future. Countries need to think about financing such important and relevant programmes for a better tomorrow.
At the Human Rights Ombudsman, we pay a great deal of attention to young people, including employment seekers, and we are also aware of all the problems they have to face on this path. Last year’s winner of the Reference award made me realise even more about how exceptional some of them really are. The award winner was not only successful with us when he prepared a special study; he was so exceptional that he was immediately noticed in the economic sector. And imagine this; he even got a job. It is not all that “black” for some versatile individuals.
Slovenia is not territorially one of the largest or materially one of the wealthiest countries, but it is not poor and it boasts well-educated, innovative and entrepreneurial citizens. This can be our advantage if only we invest a certain amount of deliberation and willingness into joining our forces to reach a common goal, which is an open-minded, competitive society or country, able to ensure well-being and satisfaction as well as affiliation by its citizens and their dignity. The unselfish transfer of knowledge, mentoring and helping people to transfer their theoretic knowledge into practice and upgrade them is a reflection of nobleness, which comes from the heart.