Funding: Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
Duration: 24 months (03/09/2018-02/09/2020)
Partners: 7 from 4 European Countries (Spain, Greece, Finland and Portugal)
Contact Person: Mrs. V. Vardalachou Manager of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS’s Persons’ Certification Division, 2105220920, ext. 144, email@example.com
Project Description: This project is born of the experience of the partners and of their conviction that the close link between VET, higher education and professional practice needs to be expanded at an advanced level and in a European context. With the increased globalisation and the instability of labour markets, as well as the shortage of youth employment opportunities, educational and professional bodies have to be able to provide the young generation high quality tools for their professional future.
The targeted audiences of our project are:
- learners from the VET sector (Electrical automation and car mechanics) and from the HE sectors (ICT and Business),
- teachers and the employers in those specific sectors.
Accordingly to the analysis of needs, those sectors have been chosen due to their high involvement in mobility programmes (mainly for ICT and Business), to the importance of those jobs’ competences to be easily recognised abroad and to a well forecasted future in the labour market – therefore, a strong need of employers in those fields.
The project aims to develop a multi-national transparency of skills, recognised by the participating countries and offered to students in VET and Higher Education. The online tool will be established in English.
On its completion, the following results are foreseen from the implementation of the online tool objectives and activities:
- The creation of an online tool that enables trainees (students / learners) to validate their skills and competences they have acquired during a European mobility programme. The tool will draw inspiration from a list of skills and competences validated by the Esco classification (https://ec.europa.eu/esco/portal/home). The interface will be available in English and partners’ languages.
- The development of a methodological learning framework that exploits ICT, key competences and mobility programmes, for enhancing transparency and recognition of skills throughout Europe. This tool will enable the trainees to be in line with industry and market demands fostering youth employability. It will be designed to be directly published on the partners’ project website and later on any interested VET and HE institutions websites.
- The creation of a complementary tool to the already existing European Commission’s tools: Europass, Esco, ECVET, EQF.
- The creation of a Qualification Standard for the evaluation of the apprentices’ competence.
- The support of the mobility students and apprentices before, during and after their European experience
- The development of user guide for the online tool, which will act as a reference.
- The instructional support content in the form of good practice videos that will facilitate the integration of the online tool into schools, universities and companies
- The development of an evaluation strategy that will provide a comprehensive guide on how the relevance, acceptance, effectiveness and quality of the online tool and instructional support content will be established through formative and qualitative evaluation methodologies.
- The involvement of employers in mobility issues, allowing them to benefit from European mobility programmes through a detailed description of skills of young people.
- The capitalisation of the value of the international mobility experiences as a tool for learning and personal and professional development.
- The development of contacts with policy makers in charge of Education, Training and Employment in the support of target groups in their transition to the labour market
- The conductance of a seminar in Brussels, to present Euromob to members of the European Commission, companies and educational bodies involved in skills recognition and mobility.
- A participation to the seminar Eracon (the European Association for Erasmus Coordinators), to the EFVET, (European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and other European seminars that are related to mobility and to Vocational Education. The consortium will present the online tool to a large range of teachers, policy makers and institutions and has as objective to disseminate the project outcomes and promote uptake of the project results after the project is completed.