Title Methodological Toolbox for Development of New Skill for Future Jobs
Project Number 2010-1-SE1-LEO05-04797
Product Type procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Marketing Text “Skillsmanager: For a transparent communication between labour market and education”
Content of the application
The application consist of a wealth of information that can be opened up in an interactive way by different users. In its library it has information regarding:
o All tasks that can be found in all functions within a sector (for different sectors)
o A coherent and logically description of all core functions and their interrelations
o The knowledge, skills and competences that are required to perform the different tasks in an adequate way
o Example core functions and the required level of professionalism of knowledge, skills and competences underlying each of them
o Education and training programmes linked to core functions as well as tasks (including entry as well as exit levels)
o Relevant innovations (sector recognized trends) and their link with required knowledge, skills and competences.
Lay out of the application
The application creates dynamic links between functions/jobs (within a sector), innovation and training and education. In the image below (see next page) the central elements of the applications are presented. The core consists of a matrix of tasks and competences (in the matrix the lower right part). The core is linked to sector jobs as well as to education (VET programs).
o A function/job consists of different tasks leading to a specific and desired outcome. The SkillsManager offers the opportunity for businesses and their employees to describe their own functions/jobs by simply selecting all tasks a job consists of (the job task part of the matrix).
o To fulfil tasks to the level intended for business staff needs to possess certain characteristics, knowledge, skills and attitudes. Some of these are not or almost not trainable (like Characteristics in the lower half of pyramide).
Others however are. The SkillsManager links every task with these four different areas of “professional quality or competence” as well as to the required level of these “qualities”. Users (business managers as well as employees) can score their level of “competence” and get immediate feedback on match and mismatch and related development options.
o Education and training mainly address development of knowledge and skills, and partly attitude at the level of a start qualification as well as higher professional levels. These end levels are always (should always be) established. The application generates information on those education and training programs that cover the function/ jobs that have been fed into the system. It also generates educational information as feedback as a outcome of a certain function or job appraisal.
o The link between functions/jobs and required education closes the circle. It makes visible how education is connected to the labour market (or not). The right education gives entry to certain job positions. Additional education and training is required to keep up with the professional development of each job! Likewise the Skillsmanager will provide this information also.
Target group VET-providers
Result To be publised
Area of application
Product Languages English