Among the main challenges encountered by Europe with respect to the quality of education and training are:
- the compliance of the learning outcomes of the education and training systems with labour market conditions and skills needs and equipment of people with relevant skills that ensure their employability, and
- participation by adults in lifelong learning activities that indicates a high commitment to invest in skills upgrading and competence-development throughout the life-cycle. This can be seen as an effective response to challenges such as rapid technological progress, change of professional requirements , etc.
Taking the above into consideration, project Prometheus has been designed and will be maintained to serve as a One Stop Virtual Space for Career Counselling and Guidance Services. It will provide an innovative online platform with open educational resources that builds upon the years of work dedicated to training career counsellors and guidance practitioners, elaboration of training methodologies, curricula and tools, networking, etc. Through its launch the PROMETHEUS projects team makes the logical next step – providing innovative, ground breaking conditions for online career counselling.