The train-the-trainer programme scheduled for March 12th and 13th, 2024, in Vienna is a crucial component of the EU-CAYAS-NET project, emphasizing the project’s commitment to advancing education and employment opportunities for children, adolescents, and young adults during and after cancer. This initiative seeks to empower professionals in the field of educational and career counseling to effectively support young individuals living with and beyond cancer.

Participants selected for this event play a pivotal role, as they are either already active in the domain of educational and career counseling for young people affected by cancer or aspire to contribute to this field by enhancing their knowledge and awareness. The train-the-trainer programme adopts a comprehensive approach, incorporating methodological, pedagogical, and psychological training to equip attendees with the skills needed to function as trainers in this specific area.

The event promises an engaging and interactive experience, featuring in-depth sessions on the intricacies of providing education and career support for young individuals facing cancer challenges. The training will be everyday-oriented, ensuring practical relevance, and will include interactive sessions, providing participants with the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning. Practical examples will be shared, enabling trainers to grasp the nuances of their role and prepare them for real-world scenarios.

In addition to the on-site training, participants will have the opportunity for ongoing exchange and collaboration through online channels. This post-event interaction allows for the sharing of experiences, insights, and challenges encountered during the implementation of the training. This collaborative aspect not only fosters a supportive community but also facilitates continuous improvement and adaptation of the training methods based on real-world feedback.

By empowering these trainers, the EU-CAYAS-NET project aims to create a sustainable impact on the lives of young people affected by cancer, ensuring that they receive the necessary support and guidance to pursue education and employment opportunities, both during and after their cancer journey. The train-the-trainer programme stands as a testament to the project’s dedication to building expertise, fostering collaboration, and making a lasting difference in the lives of the target demographic.