Growing skills on City Farms for Budding Learners with Disabilities
KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Background for the project:
Intellectual learning difficulties effects over 5 million people in the EU. The context of this Partnership is that farms, including city farms, provide an accessible environment for SEND learners to acquire VET skills for employment. They can offer opportunities that colleges cannot within a practical, sensory-rich environment. There is a gap in the employment prospects and job vacancies for those with disabilities. Farm environments have the potential to host opportunities to bridge the gap. To provide a more inclusive labour market, farms need to provide quality, well respected VET schemes of work. Teachers and carers must be well trained in order to create comprehensive learning with enthusiasm and motivation to create these opportunities.
Share knowledge of outreach to promote access for disabled learners onto courses in farms as permeable pathways into the labour market.
Develop inclusive and accessible schemes of work for learners with disabilities.
Provide stimulating, inspirational collaboration to motivate and aid VET teachers’ and staffs’continuous professional development.