JOBS4TECH

Title: JOBS4TECH

Partners: FUNDACION ACCION CONTRA EL HAMBRE;

EUROPAISCHES BILDUNGSWERK FUR BERUF UND GESELLSCHAFT (EBG) GGMBH; Kuressaare Ametikool; Red Island

The aim:  Align Vocational Training (VET) with the needs of the labour market in the new technologies sector, and specifically in virtual and augmented reality, to improve the employability of its students.2. Training of VET trainers in the integrated itinerary.

Goals:

1. To adapt and integrate the competencies for employment and entrepreneurship to the technical competencies within the VET in the technological sub sector of virtual and augmented reality.

2. Support the professional development of VET teachers and other professionals in the sector through the development of the competency approach and the updating of its technical contents in terms of virtual reality.

3. Improve and evaluate the key competences of VET students in the new technologies sector.

4. Encourage transnational cooperation between organizations representing VET at European level, entrepreneurship and the public sector, to promote and disseminate inclusive and innovative pedagogical approaches in the field of new technologies.

Target group: teachers, students, academic authorities.

About: This project is about forward looking, forward thinking and forward acting with regard to the integration of SLPs in higher education systems. It starts with identifying the concept and position of SLPs in higher education, analyzing European, national and institutional policies and looking for a consensus on SLPs as a structure responding to the needs in the economy and society at large. In this concept, SLPs respond to mismatches and gaps in knowledge/skills and needs for personal development. Online/blended SLPs are flexible and scalable and enable universities to serve large numbers of learners.

The project looks how institutions take this forward in policies, strategies and funding/business models within the context of national frameworks. It will raise the capacity of universities with patterns of good practices with regard to pedagogies, technologies, organizational support and business models for these innovative curricula. It will create an expert pool to enlarge this capacity through on-site seminars for university leaders and teaching staff (CPD). It will develop guidelines for collaborative curricula and mobility in order to increase the scale and impact of SLPs internationally based on pilot studies. It will deal with issues on the recognition of SLPs and their compliance with the (renewed) EQF as well as with quality assurance and accreditation procedures. Throughout the project, a Stakeholder Group with main stakeholders will point to all policy implications, using the Roma-technique, ending with a set of recommendations for policymakers at the institutional, national and European level.