The project “My chance in Poland” is implemented as part of the project “SZANSA – new opportunities for adults”, co-financed by the European Union under the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020. The leader of the project “My chance in Poland” is CASE – Centre for Social and Economic Analysis (www.case-research.eu) and the Partners and training providers are Foundation for Somalia (www.fds.org.pl) and Ocalenie Foundation (www.ocalenie.org.pl).
The aim of the project “My chance in Poland” is to increase the basic skills of foreigners with the right to legal employment in Poland. Persons participating in the project will be able to improve the level of their skills in understanding and creating information, mathematical reasoning, digital skills and social competences through support comprising training, counselling and, for those willing to participate, psychological assistance.
The support within the framework of the project “My chance in Poland” may be used by a person who:
- is at least 25 years old,
- is a foreigner and has the right to legal employment in Poland,
- has basic skills in understanding and creating information, mathematical reasoning, digital skills and social competences (level no higher than 3 according to Polish Qualification Framework).
Within the framework of the project “My chance in Poland” we will provide support including training, counseling and, for those willing to participate, psychological support. The support will be implemented from April to December 2021, in three two-month cycles. One person participating in the project will be able to benefit from support within one cycle.
Within the project, 5 trainings will be organized – amounting to 24 didactic hours. Each of 5 theoretical trainings will be subordinated to 2 practical trainings, lasting 3 clock hours each. Here is a brief description of theoretical trainings:
Training 1: Knowledge about Polish culture (including symbols, history, traditions and culture, political system, Polish language and its place in the world of languages);
Training 2: Not such a terrible devil, that is institutions in Poland (inter alia, using public services and support institutions in Poland, such as health care, labour office, official correspondence, crisis situations, social assistance);
Training 3: Basics of job seeking in Poland (including writing a CV and a covering letter, searching for job advertisements, stages of recruitment process, soft skills – e.g. communication, assertiveness, presentation);
Training 4: I work in Poland (inter alia legal work in Poland, consequences of working in the grey economy, forms of employment, tax system and settlement of PIT);
Training 5: Financial ABC (household budget and its planning, incurring financial obligations, bank account, consumer rights).