Partners carried out a wide scale testing process, aiming to recruit at least 180 people in the labour market (crafts, manufacturing, IT, public admin & finance) and 180 job seekers to test the e-learning approach. Partners worked with employers, employees, mentors and trainers to recruit users. This was to ensure the product works in a variety of cultural contexts.
Partners had similar targets, but due to higher levels of interest in some countries, larger numbers of users came from Greece and Romania. The original target of 180 users was exceeded. The following table shows the number of registrations by country:
Demographic information was gathered on gender, employment status, area of living (rural/urban), mentor supported or not and education level.
- It was noted during analysis that data was not accurate for gender so this information cannot be analysed meaningfully in this report. Feedback from partners indicates that there are no noticeable trends by gender so we do not feel this analysis has been adversely affected.
- 53% were job seekers and 47% were in employment. 16.9% of the participants had no previous work experience – 49% had been working for 11 years or more.
- 87.8% came from urban locations.
- 88% of all participants had the support of a mentor during their e-learning experience.
- Participants were asked to state their educational level. However, upon analyzing the data, it became apparent that not all participants had completed this accurately. This resulted in all who did not select an option, automatically defaulting to “Primary education”. For this reason, data from this section does not give totally reliable information. General observations are made where appropriate.