Evaluation of LIFT youth project
The LIFT youth project designs, tests and evaluates new ways to help young people with poor scholastic and social skills, in cooperation with schools, school boards, parents, guidance counsellors and the private sector.
As early as during compulsory education, young people who are likely to encounter difficulties with the school-to-work transition will:
- Be individually identified early on (7th year of schooling)
- Receive support to develop social competence
- Receive support to develop skills (work during the week)
- Receive professional guidance and will gradually be eased into working life
Following a successful pilot phase (2007-2009) with four schools, the NSW/RSE’s main task as the LIFT competence centre is to set up other local LIFT offices across Switzerland, to provide these offices with guidance and to coordinate the entire project.
The role of SFIVET’s Evaluation Unit is two-fold: first, to provide evaluation information that can support expansion work and secondly, to determine what solutions were actually found by LIFT-sponsored young people at the end of their schooling and the quality of these solutions.
The evaluation focus is placed on analysis of project activities at local LIFT offices. What works well and what doesn’t? What criteria lead to successful LIFT outcomes? How well are criteria met in each location?
In addition, information will be gathered to determine the solutions found by LIFT-sponsored young people. Groups of young people will then be assessed in order to deliver absolute judgement and to draw relative comparisons with cantonal groups outside LIFT.
Netzwerk für sozial verantwortliche Wirtschaft NSW, Bern / Réseau pour la responsabilité sociale dans l’économie RSE, Berne / Network per la responsabilità sociale nell’economia NSW/RSE, Berna