Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text MASS aimed to better understand and address the needs of young people who disengage from training, education or employment. It achieved this by transferring innovative methodologies in measuring and assessing soft skills. These are personal and social skills which were needed to be successful in education and employment, many young people lacked these skills. Products were tested in Greece, Romania, Scotland, Sweden and the Netherlands and details published to our website. www.mass-project.org.
Summary The MASS project transferred innovative methodologies in measuring and assessing soft skills. These were the personal and social skills which were needed to be successful in education and employment but many young people lacked these skills. Products included teaching materials and teachers packs produced in a range of languages. These were tested in Greece, Romania, Scotland, Sweden and the Netherlands and details published to our website. www.mass-project.org.
Our consortium imported & exported best practise in Vocational Education in Training pedagogy between 5 countries through the pursuit of 3 project objectives:
1) to develop the pedagogical & curriculum development skills of 65 VET teachers/trainers/tutors via a pilot to transfer innovation in measuring and assessing soft skills from the UK
2) to ensure that the didactic role of VET professionals took into account a shift to learning outcomes & use of EQF
3) to establish/enhance links with SMEs to strengthen collaborative VET initiatives.
Our consortium brought together 6 VET organisations from UK, GR, SW, RO & NL; 3 of which directly provided training & support for disadvantaged young learners, 1 which provided vocational training for VET professionals who work with young disadvantaged learners & 1 training provider with a specialism in working with SMEs.
Achievement of these objectives resulted in innovative practises in the measurement and assessment of soft skills & employer engagement methodologies being transferred between partners.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Access for disadvantaged
Other Service Activities
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
transparency and certification
Product information Training manuals and assessment tools for VET professionals and employers were produced which led to a greater understanding of soft skills within partner countries including the mapping of these skills to EQF, recognition of new skills derived by VET professionals through piloting via EQF. All materials were translated into the language of each partner & is available on the project website & ADAM site to widen access and use of innovative techniques. www.mass-project.org.