SkillsMatch identifies soft skills and matches them to existing online courses

With the European labour market changing and skilled employees increasing rapidly, employers are looking beyond qualifications and more into soft-skills. We aim to upskilling and retraining individuals regardless of their background and provide greater access to the market

The project will develop a prototype that will recommend  to the users how to adapt their non-cognitive skills to the demands of the market

The project’s General Objective is to develop and demonstrate a European-wide assessment and learning, guiding technology which will help users to adapt their skill assets to the demands of labour market focusing on the support of Non-Cognitive Skills (NC).

The proposed solution will integrate and improve the development of NC skills by providing functionality to enable the assessment and evaluation of such skills and recommending users’ actions for bridging the gap between their skills profile and the one recommended for their target occupations. Moreover, the solution will provide options for measuring NC skills development linked to open badges to provide recognition of the new learning and skills.

Objectives

  • Identify non-cognitive skills and develop a framework for training.
  • Develop a prototype with tailored learning roadmaps for non-cognitive skills for different occupations.
  • Test and validate the prototype at EU level taking into account cultural indicators.
  • Provide tools to improve youth employability and help citizens at risk of exclusion.

Consortium

Seven partners joined forces in this project with extensive expertise in co-creation, skills frameworks and tech innovation: eGovlab Stockholm University (Sweden), Fundacio Eurecat (Spain), DMC Metrix (Ireland), Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), Everis (Spain), Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).

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SkillsMatch project is co-funded by European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT), Unit for Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education, under the grant agreement no. LC-00822001 (OKT2017).

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