Last November, the Career Skills project ended after about three years of implementation, starting in December 2019. Since then, many things have changed in the workplace, mainly due to the pandemic.
The project was interested in the challenges automation poses to workers as it eliminates existing jobs and creates new ones. For the project, it was important for employees to stay competitive in the job market and the only way to achieve this was through proper career management skills. So, that’s what the project consortium tried to do.
Having reached the end of the project, let’s review the most critical outcomes of Career Skills and where to find them.
Career Skills Catalogue
The aim of the Career Skills Catalogue was to act as a reference point for workers and career guidance professionals on essential competencies needed for the fourth industrial revolution. These are:
- Labour market awareness
- Career planning
- Self-employment skills
- Curiosity and inquisitiveness
- Communication and customer orientation
Apart from the skills list, the catalogue also has an online self-assessment tool that provides a personalised report to individuals for every skill in the list.
Career Skills MOOC
The Career Skills massive open online course (MOOC) contains:
- Twelve free training modules on the identified career management competencies. The overall course duration is 75 hours of learning, including video lessons and articles, practical cases, expert tips, tasks and exercises that help users upgrade their career management competencies.
- A guidance handbook for practitioners, including tips for delivering online support for career skills development through the platform.
Career Service Map
An online map of career guidance services across Europe as a form of interactive “yellow pages” for career services.
The Map is a free tool with various career services accessible to clients. Users can review all registered services, connect with service providers, and find the one suiting their individual needs.
Career Skills Network
The Career Skills Network is an online marketplace linking career guidance professionals, policy actors and users across Europe who mutually support each other and benefit from the shared open education resources and feedback within the community.
The Project Consortium
The project was made possible with the collaboration of the following organisations:
- Business Foundation for Education from Bulgaria (Coordinator)
- VHS Cham from Denmark
- The University of Jyväskylä from Finland
- Institute of Entrepreneurship Development – iED from Greece
- Association Cités des métiers International Network from France
- Aspire-I Ltd from Great Britain
A big thank you to all our partners who worked all these years tirelessly to provide these critical results for the “skills for the future”.
You can learn more about Career Skills on the official website of the project.