Title Dynamic Online Tool for Guidance
Project Number A/05/B/F/PP-158.223
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text The aim of the project is to develop a dynamic online tool for use by career orientation teachers at schools and guidance counsellors.
The aim of the project is to develop a dynamic online tool for use by career orientation teachers at schools and guidance counsellors. The tool will include up-to-date information on ICT professions and the associated formal and informal requirements, as revised and assessed by private sector representatives from the ICT industry. The updating of the tool contents on a day-to-day basis with the help of representatives from the ICT sector is the project's USP. After all, the ICT sector is the most dynamic sector with a fast-changing environment and fast-changing requirements and work conditions. The tool will also include updated information on the educational systems of the partner countries. The existing ICT professions in the different partner countries will be compared with each other based on the criteria knowledge, skills and broader competences. Similarities will be stressed.
The completed tool can be technically adapted to other sectors after the end of the project.
Description Dynamic online tools for career orientation teachers and vocational and career guidance counsellors where users can call up the current formal and informal qualification requirements of ICT companies at national and transnational level.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Access for disadvantaged
Sectors Other Service Activities
transparency and certification
The dynamic online tool has two primary functions: 1. Based on the core skills defined in the project, further qualification requirements for private-sector ICT trainees or interns can be entered at any time. The requirements are ranked by importance using an evaluation matrix. 2. The dynamic online tool allows the user to generate requirements clusters, e.g. for regions, a given size of business, etc. A benchmark can be established by comparing the overall requirements with the specific requirements of a company, for example.
Although most EU countries have tools containing information on the requirements businesses demand, they are static tools. That means they are inflexible and do not include the current requirements of businesses. In addition, they are not viewed in association with requirements of businesses in other European countries. The unique selling point of the DYNOT project is that it constantly updates the requirements and is managed by experts, ensuring a reliable and up-to-date requirements profile. That, in turn, helps to improve the quality of consutling. The international approach to the processing of qualification requirements also indirectly promotes transnational mobility. As national and transnational requirements are constantly updated, national and transnational consulting is possible along with transnational placements. The dynamic online tool also opens up potential for transnational substitution, because the tool gives a clearer picture of eligibility for recognition and credit for training within the partner countries.