Title ORIENTARE DIGITALA: SOFTWARE DE CONSULTANTA PERSONALIZATA IN PLASAREA PE PIATA MUNCII SI DEZVOLTAREA CARIEREI PROFESIONALE (DIGI-GUIDANCE)
Project Number 2013-1-RO1-LEO05-28768
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The main aims and objectives of Digi-Guidance project are to adapt and transfer to Romania a guidance model, a personalized career guidance software that allows users to create a "matching" between the characteristics of different jobs and the preferences expressed.
The software is named Career4u and it is created specifically to assist and facilitate decision processes in the field of career guidance.
The project idea derives from the necessity to use and develop innovative guidance tools having the role to improve knowledge and awareness on careers and training pathways among young people.
In the Romanian market of career counseling services there is a need to develop adequate tools to highlight the connections between the personal interests, the potential career paths and education and training offers. Many educational and occupational choices are made without adequate knowledge of all possible career perspectives available in the Romanian and European labour market.
The consortium comprises 4 international partners from Italy, UK, Spain, having the expertise and the know-how for making the transfer of innovation and 6 Romanian partners. This international partnership offers the proper framework for discussions, sharing of experiences, innovative practices and methodologies and also for development of results achieved so far.
The main expected outcomes are: web site of the project; database of profiles in the national language and in English as technical support for the guidance model; training model and materials for practitioners; e-learning platform in English; PDF version of the handbook for guidance practitioners in English and in Romanian.
The main results are the translation and adaptation of new career profiles, distribution of copies of the printed version of the manual for guidance and counselling, testing of the model by the Romanian partners.
The envisaged impact is reflected in the improvement of guidance services quality for young and adults when entering into the labour market; the enrichment of the information and guidance processes, to support individual choices of training and careers; the enlargement of information concerning careers and related training systems; the improvement of integration between guidance systems; promoting awareness on the European dimension of guidance.
Description The project aims to improve the quality of vocational and educational guidance services provided by the Romanian partners in different geographical contexts (4 regions of Romania), through the transfer of the “ICAS model” provided by Cascaid (UK), which will be refined through a process of analysis, translation, adaptation and testing, with the help and supervision of qualified partners that have already successfully used the model.
Utilization and distribution of results
Information and Communication
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Other Service Activities
description of new occupation profiles
open and distance learning
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Career4u is a career guidance innovative tool that matches the interests and skills of users with compatible professions, enabling people to explore careers and professional pathways and providing support for the development of career management skills.
CAREER4U can be very useful in the following situations for:
- users who wish to make decisions concerning studies, training paths, a job or who are analyzing and wishing to improve their own career;
- unemployed persons wishing to reenter the labour market;
- persons who are already employed, who are studying or going through professional training and who want to change their educational or professional path.
CAREER4U can be used to:
- extend knowledge about the labour market and professions, by using the data base of occupational profiles;
- identify, in real time, a list of profiles in accordance with one’s interests and abilities;
- reflect upon one’s own expectations and ideas regarding work and future profession;
- find specific and updated information on a certain profile or professional field;
- find useful contacts related to professions and useful suggestions on the necessary training;
- build potential career paths.
Projecthomepage www.digi-guidance.ro, www.career4u.ro, Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Career4u.ro