The Junior Job Coach Training Programme
The Junior Job Coach Training Programme, based on the Framework, is designed to be offered to higher-level students. These students will already have completed their own work placement successfully or will already be an apprentice.
The training programme is in the form of a series of workshops that will provide a thorough preparation of coaching qualities and skills. The design is flexible, so that it can be delivered as a pick & mix, in different modes and different contexts.
A major feature of the training is the Innovative use of new forms of communication: the use of social media as a support mechanism and other modern means such as a Video Pitch and Speed Dating.
Following the Speed Dating process students identified at risk in work placements and apprenticeships are matched with a higher-level student, the Junior Job Coach. This method seeks to achieve maximum compatibility with needs of the at-risk student and the skills of the Junior Job Coach
Supported by knowledge and respect, the aim is that students in placement will grow in confidence, manage this will contribute to the prevention of Early School Leaving.
Training providers who offer the JJC training programme are encouraged to award a Junior Job Coach Certificate to the students and trainees who complete the training programme.
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