Title Assessment, Visibility and Exploitation of non/in-formally acquired competencies of EXperienced EMPLOyees in Enterprises
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2007-TR-051
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Overall objective of the AVE EXEMPLO project is to provide companies and employees with equally manageable methods for self-assessment and external assessment of the competencies acquired in non/in-formal learning processes.
More specifically, the project primarily aims at integrating experienced employees in life long learning processes by enabling them to self-organised learning. The second aim is to provide companies with a methodology for knowledge-transfer. The third objective is to enhance the existing set of tools for the assessment of non-formally acquired competencies and the fourth aim is a sustainable use of the tools in companies by including intermediaries and decision-makers of vocational training and by winning them for implementation in standard operation.
Summary Main objective of the project is to exploit and implement the findings and products of the previous project about the recognition of non-formally acquired competencies into a new geographical context, to combine them with a new media-approach. In order to achieve this, multilateral partnerships were constructed. Enterprises incl. SMEs and their experienced employees are the main target group of the project. HR & training staffs, training consultants, social partners (Employers’ associations and trade unions) are the other target group.
Background and reference of this project is the Leonardo da Vinci pilot project EXEMPLO, 2003 – 2006 (www.exemplo.de), in which partners from seven European countries with different vocational education systems and traditions of competence promotion as well as validation of non formal and informal learning worked together. The common goal was to promote of competence development in SMEs and to provide tools that give SMEs and their employee’s information on competences acquired in non-formal and informal learning processes.
The previous project has proved its validity and its usefulness in real life. AVE EXEMPLO will have an added value and unique approach. The new project team is going to adapt the best practice issues of EXEMPLO (approach, partner composition, product-variety), into a new geographical context (Turkey, Greece, Romania, Czech Republic) and to combine them with media-technological innovations (ePortfolios and online-learning-scenarios) and recent developments in recognising non/in-formal learnings.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
transparency and certification
3 Information packages
(1) Enterprises incl. SMEs (make use of the tools)
(2) social partners (make use of the social dialogue improvements)
(3) political stakeholders (make use of impacts on the systems)
AVE EXEMPLO Toolkit
• Competence Cards,
• Staff Development Matrix
• transparency of competencies including guidelines for implementation and usage