Third Sector International (3Si) is a vocational training and research centre based in Seville, dedicated to promoting the social, economic and cultural integration of young people across Europe. We have over ten years of experience in community engagement and our work seeks to improve employability, develop social networks and promote cultural integration. Primarily we work to support youth employment within the community and aim to help people develop the kind of skills and experience needed to find future employment in an increasingly demanding and international labour market.
3Si works with a range of partners to carry out its activities, including over 200 employers in Andalusia, training organisations around Europe and colleges in both the UK and Spain. The vocational work placements arranged and supervised by 3Si are supported by funding available from Erasmus Plus and for apprenticeships, such as CDF. Our experience, employer network and dedication has resulted in thousands of successful placements over the years, with many students going into further training or employment.
3Si offers fully supported vocational work placements to participants of the Erasmus Plus programme. We work with further education colleges and training centres to deliver projects in a range of sectors, including Catering & Hospitality; Teaching; Digital Marketing; Creative Industries; Tourism; Construction; Ecology & Community Development; and Sports & Leisure. We provide and manage placements that give participants the necessary work experience to complement their studies, build their confidence and explore a new cultural environment.
3Si also participates in research projects with partners from around Europe in the sector of vocational education and training. Our successfully completed projects include creating new European courses in Digital Media, Community Development, Creative Industries and Entrepreneurial Skills using the ECVET framework.
We perform this by leading and contributing to research projects that create new courses and enhance the methods of current vocational training.
Our research is conducted with selected partners who complement one another. Training centres, research institutes, employers and awarding bodies for vocational courses are regularly involved to ensure projects are comprehensive, evidence-based and responsive to current and future needs.
If you would like to become a research partner or find out more about our projects, contact us here.