Generic skills & community

Promoting integration and community participation

The identification and recognition of generic skills are key elements towards a better self-confidence and greater participation in civic life.

From a community perspective, for members of minority groups, the development of generic skills fosters social integration, community participation and the development of autonomy.

In addition, identifying the generic skills which are specific to one’s community will strengthen cultural identity. This sense of identity, in turn, will increase participation in cultural products and their creation.

The community has long been a place where people disadvantaged in terms of employment may find recognition for their various learning and knowledge, especially the ones made during their everyday life experiences. Thus, working for the recognition of generic skills with this clientele, community organizations involved in the development of the workforce allow the reintegration into employment of thousands of people.