Title AWICO Instrument for Assessment of wider competencies
Project Number No. 2009 LLP-LdV-TOI-2009-164.603
Product AWICO - Key Skills for the working world
Title AWICO - Key Skills for the working world
Product Type website
What is AWICO?
AWICO is a computer-based test to assess key skills in four areas: personal skills, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and conflict resolution. The test has been developed scientifically and tested practically by a project group from 5 countries.
Who is AWICO aimed at?
The test was specially developed for people who either have no recognised education, or have completed basic vocational training but have not done any further training for a long time. What both groups have in common is that they are in a difficult situation in the working world, because the requirements of the job market are constantly increasing. As a result these people have an elevated risk of becoming unemployed or being forced to live in precarious circumstances.
This is where AWICO steps in: There are people without recognised training qualifications who have very good key skills. When they succeed in recording and proving these skills, the chances of the individuals gaining a foothold in the job market (again) increase. This is because key skills are in demand in the working world. Every employer knows how much good teamwork and efficient problem-solving are worth.
How does AWICO work?
The test is internet-based. All you need is a computer with internet access and a password. However the test is not freely accessible online. It can only be carried out through authorised institutions and in conjunction with mentoring. You can find a list of the institutions along with more specific information under Advice.
Target group Basically anybody who wants to measure and further develop their key skills can use the AWICO assessment. The main targets, however, are people who have not completed any training or who have been out of education for a long time.
AWICO’s goal is to improve the employablility of these target groups. The test is therefore of particular interest for people who are seeking work or are in a career orientation period.
AWICO was adapted to the European Framework of Qualifications (EFQ). The test is established on EFQ levels 2 and 3. In the work domain this is equivalent to the level of qualification of an apprenticeship.
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Product Languages English