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"Profilermittler" Kompetenzen ermitteln und anerkennen lassen?: Profile-establisher ? determining and acknowledging competencies

Country of implementation
Switzerland
General short description of the innovation
Competencies acquired through domestic and family economy/work are validated and made visible through a professional federal exam, conferring a federal diploma. The profile-establisher determines the state of a person?s professional knowledge (in particular housewives) and, if necessary, determines what additional qualifications are still needed in order to reach the desired basic or advanced education considered necessary for the aspired job. This project supports women (or men) who have been looking after their families and houses for a long time and want to take up (again) or change profession, going into the direction of jobs related to house and family work (socio-educative assistant, in charge of a play-group, domestic economy related jobs, farmer, specialized hotel employee, nursing, ?).
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • social
Type of Policy
  • public-private partnership
Duration of the policy
Started May 2006
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: unknown
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: unknown
  • Spatial coverage: Cantonal (Zug)
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Help women (and men), who have been caring for their families, to valorize their informally acquired knowledge and competencies through a federal diploma in order to find a job related to domestic and family-care activities.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
moerate programmatic change
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling
Intended target group
Housewives who intend to pick up work related to house and family work.
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members) (family (unspecified, depending on the situation))
  • employment situation (not in employment)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (Federal Bureau for equality between men and women)
  • private not-for-profit organisations (e.g. Third Sector organisation or NGO)
  • regional government
Intended output
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling
Intended and unintended outcomes
unknown
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