IRIS is responsible for coordination of the work-package four in SkillsREAL, a multi-method study on promoting learning at work. Related to that the research team is in full swing with the qualitative study of inclusive workplaces and lifelong learning (WP4). The team is interviewing managers, employee representatives and employees in selected enterprises in the Rogaland county. The selected employees represent the three target groups in SkillsREAL: young workers, older workers and immigrant workers.
A rigorous process to identify enterprises recognized as cases of good practice, resulted in a list of enterprises from the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Despite the current rather challenging situation in the labour market in the region, many positive and committed enterprises have agreed to participate in the project. They are willing to share their experiences and knowledge in regards to creating an inclusive and productive workplace through promotion of lifelong learning and skills development.
The interviews will continue in the autumn.