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                Project “MentorT” (2012-2014)

Mentor  Training for Learning Support Assistants and Apprentices

On October 1, 2012 AINova started with the implementation of the new educational project in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme-Leonardo da Vinci-Transfer of Innovations n.  2012-1-TR1-LEO05-35164. This project was a Transfer of Innovation project building on the innovative outcomes of the Leonardo da Vinci Peer Mentor Support Project and transferring its principles to new target groups, new situations and new countries within Europe.


Yenisehir Halk Egitim Merkezi/TR, Lead partner

CDO NOORD/BE, partner

AINova/SK, partner

Lopez de Santiago Consultores S.L./SP, partner

GruGrupul Scolar de Prelucrarea Lemnului Constantin  Brancusi/RO, partner

Asociata Oamenilor de Afaceri Arges/RO, partner

UAB „Globalios idejos“/LT, partner



Aim of the project:

The aim of the project was to develop the training course for trainers of  mentors, LSA, or equivalent, which is specific to the context, common across partners and which includes mentoring skills as a core unit.


Target groups:

There were two target groups – trainers and mentors, who will be trained to offer support to people/ mentees characterised as young people who experience difficulties,  e.g. physical, emotional, learning and others. The elaborated course curriculum and teaching materials were tested on teachers/trainers from partner institutions during the first year of the project and on selected target groups during the second year of the project.


Project outcomes:

ü  An interactive website

ü  Research report  on variations in the role of mentors and learning support assistants in different partner countries and the training provisions available to them Research report

ü  Course curriculum and Handbook

ü  International conference held in Mersin/TR in September 2014 Photo

Project impact:

ü  Recognition of the role of Mentors, Learning Support Assistants or other support staff in enhancing disabled young people’s opportunities for training and progression into employment

ü  Increased employment opportunities for members of the target group.