The Think Tank organised during September in Miskolc dealt with the problems of social gap reduction. The participants of the professional event came to the joint conclusion that helping the handicapped of society is influenced significantly by their labour market integration. Of the many tools, they found that target group-specific education and training, and identification of the role of competences has an especially great effect.
Nowadays, the role of education isn’t only seen in being the context for culture, knowledge and value transmission, but mainly in being a support for national economy development and social integration.
Educating all those who were excluded from public education is mainly based in voluntary activity, as the individuals themselves realise that learning is useful. Constant learning makes it possible for the individual to prepare for possible challenges, instead of trying to find a solution when danger knocks on their door, and they’re about to lose their jobs.
Individual demands, interest in the labour market’s state can shape the route of learning, while inner motivation offers a sufficient basis for the individual’s efficient learning, and better adaptability to opportunities.
The employer may find it advantageous if the employee is capable of renewing themselves, inventing solutions even in unknown waters, as they can expect employees to have the capability to learn and adapt. It’s proven that those who truly live according to lifelong learning’s principles, have a higher problem-solving competence, more creativity, and better odds at efficient learning. They treat their environment better, cooperate, and communicate with it. This makes them more independent and responsible, while their performance is also higher.