College Shares Knowledge with Swedish Visitors
A group of 14 social workers, counsellors, and project
workers from the southern Swedish town of Bjuv, visited Doncaster
College in this month.
The group is working together on a European Social Fund project
targeted towards disadvantaged 16-29 year olds, who are not in
education, employment or training.
One of the project managers had recently made the trip from
Sweden to Doncaster as part of a separate project, and he was so
impressed and inspired with the work that the college does for this
group of learners that he decided to bring his new project team out
to experience it for themselves.
The group met with a range of College specialists to discuss the
College’s apprenticeship programmes and the College’s involvement
and re-engagement of unemployed people in the areas of education,
training, and work. The group found this fascinating as it differed
to their own system in Sweden.
The group was impressed with Doncaster College’s Children’s
university and discussed ways of incorporating a similar idea into
their own system back home in Sweden they were also impressed with
the College’s Looked After Children’s programme and the immense
support it provides to young people
Finally the group met with some organisations from across the
Doncaster Borough who work with young people. There are many
social, economic, and demographic similarities between Bjuv and
Doncaster, so it was especially useful for the group to learn about
the services provided and see how they might be able to take away
some ideas to help their own community.