Work Packages

Work package 1 |Project management and administration | Leader SU

Work package 2 |NC Skills Framework development | Leader UAH

Work package 3 |Individualised learning roadmaps | Leader UAH

Work package 4 |Measurement, Validation and Credentialization | Leader FPM

Work package 5 |System architecture and development | Leader SU

Work package 6 |Stakeholder engagement, communication and dissemination | Leader SU

Work package 7 |Evaluation and Sustainability | Leader TCD

Work package 1 |Project management and administration | Leader SU

 

Objectives:

This WP will ensure the effective and timely achievement of the project goals in the most cost-efficient manner. The central objectives are:

  • To guarantee a smooth flow of information and efficient decision-making processes within the consortium;
  • To ensure the timely execution of the activities according to the original plan;
  • To monitor progress of the planned activity and anticipate as much as possible potential shortfalls according to the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle principles;
  • To coordinate the financial management of the project by controlling expenditures;
  • To report to and communicate with the European Commission;
  • To organise regular Project Management consortium meetings and ensure timely interactions with the representatives of the end user focus group.

Work package 2 |NC Skills Framework development | Leader UAH

 

Objectives:

WP2 aims to investigate the state of the art of Non Cognitive (NC) skills within the most relevant European and Global skills frameworks, classifications and models to provide a sound basis for the tools and system of the project. The WP will analyse the classifications, with ESCO as main reference, to proceed to a formal definition of the NC Skills set as well as determining their evaluation and measurement methods under the perspective of the most applicable to online systems according to the practice in labour market and HR discipline.

Work package 3 |Individualised learning roadmaps | Leader UAH

 

Objectives:

This WP is aimed at analysing and defining how to provide individualised learning roadmaps to users according to their skills profile and their expectations on occupations.

Work package 4 |Measurement, Validation and Credentialization | Leader FPM

 

Objectives:

The module will study how individuals could map and certify the NC skills if acquired in non-formal/informal learning environments or with direct interaction with the user even before any course or totally unrelated to courses (e.g. using questionnaires, games, or any other mechanism). We need to identify the starting level of NC skills of users to recommend them the most valuable courses to develop their weak points in NC Skills to address a target occupation. Since this kind of information is key to refine the outputs of the recommender system the availability of APIs to facilitate the access to the user information will be taking into account.

Overall, the module exploits and integrates the outcome from WP2 and WP3 in order to define the Skills Match domain, that is to say, the methods to adopt in relation to the technology feasibility (Wp5), to the final set of NC skills and occupation (wp3) as well as the evaluation module on which base the NC Skills profile is created and progressively updated in Skills Match system.

Work package 5 |System architecture and development | Leader SU

 

Objectives:

WP5 aims to gather end-users requirements and refine them as part of the agile process, define software architecture and specifications and to develop the technology needed for the project to achieve its mission. The general approach is to utilise an agile methodology (SCRUM) in developing the architecture since this allows for frequent requirement changes and end-user influence which we see as central and of utmost importance for success. The elicitation of requirements and development of needed software will be done in iterations where the end-user will be given the opportunity through focus groups to influence the software as it evolves over time.

Work package 6 |Stakeholder engagement, communication and dissemination
| Leader SU

 

Objectives:

  1.  Establish a consistent and distinctive project identity and maintain a favourable reputation for the project;
  2. Communicate and disseminate – widely and effective – the project’s objectives, methodology, benefits and results among wide variety of stakeholders (e.g. EU citizens, the social partners, education and training institutions, and other stakeholders *s*uch as employers and recruiters with an interest in education, training and employment issues, academic and scientific community and policy stakeholders in the field of education, career development and lifelong guidance)
  3. Launch an effective internal and external communication strategy assisting other work packages to meet their outreach objectives;
  4. Stimulate a social change regarding NC skills consideration and approach by reaching out to as many potential users of the project results and involve them in the project generated activities.
  5. Raise the profile of the organisations carrying out the project and highlight the European added value of activities supported by the European Commission;
  6. Prepare the ground for the sustainability and further exploitation of the results beyond the project lifetime.

This WP will plan and implement in a coordinated way the Communication Strategy aimed provide practical advice for all consortium partners on how to promote the project, disseminate project information and engage with stakeholders.

Work package 7 |Evaluation and Sustainability | Leader TCD

 

Objectives:

WP7 aims to determine the relevance and level of achievement of project objectives

  • Effectiveness and efficiency of the design and development process within the project
  • User satisfaction with the developed prototype platform
  • Impact and Sustainability of the research outcomes and developed platform with a view to providing a foundation for future research and development

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