Migrants in the EU often face barriers when looking for a job in
a new country due to insufficient language knowledge, low level of education, lack of local work experience, poor information about how to present themselves when applying for a job or how and where to look for a job.
Organisations from five EU countries (Bulgaria, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK) are working on the WorKit project at transnational level in order to exchange experience and help migrants with their labour market orientation and integration.
WorKit is developing a Job Language Kit for Migrants, along with on- and offline learning tools, which help migrants acquire employment-specific skills in the host country language and offer them on-the-spot language support in their job seeking. The product will be provided for free to migrants and organisations working with migrants.
WorKit aims to:
- facilitate the access of adult migrants to the labour market
- equip migrants with a set of language and communication skills necessary for
finding a job provide migrants with information about job opportunities in the local country
- transfer successful models and products and develop new ones for non-formal language learning of adult migrants
- improve the capacities of organisations and educators working for the integration and language training of migrants