Title Validation of skills and knowledge for strengthening the positions of low-qualified employees in the labour market
Project Number 2010-1-BG1-LEO05-03085
Product Validation Kit
Title Validation Kit
Product Type transparency and certification
Marketing Text The Validation kit is the main product of the ValidAid project, aiming at developing methods and tools which can assist in the process of validating competences in workplaces. The emphasis of the developed kit is on transferability between sectors, the role of companies, counsellors and trade unions in the process.
The ValidAid Kit consists of:
-STANDARDS for recognition and validation of informal and non-formal competencies
-METHODS AND TOOLS for evaluation of the low-qualified employees who will take part in the validation procedures
-INTERACTIVE TESTS uploaded on the project's website for preparation and training for validation of low qualified employees
-METHODOLOGY for implementing knowledge testing as a “competence” validation tool
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR EVALUATORS (ASSESSORS)
-Programme of Training Course
-Planning of Training Course
-PowerPoint Presentations of Training Course
Target group Low-qualified employees, employers, vocational trainers, counselors, social partners, unemployed
Result Developed Validation Kit for the following three sectors: Finance, Trade and Information technologies, Developed standard for recognition, Developed methods, Interactive tests, Guidelines for Enterprises. This was the main project result and it has the main contribution for the achievement of the project objective.
Area of application
ValidAid final outcomes will have direct impact for the 3 project sectors financial, trade and information technologies. These sectors are from the most fast growing sectors in Europe and the demand of low and middle level of qualification people in the highest. The financial institutions and retail sector is opening new and new branches and they need more and more people. The IT industry is developing so rapidly that the sectors will appoint a lot of employees in the next decade.
In long-term aspect the project impact is expected to lay out the basics of the systems for validation of competencies of low-educated employees in the partners countries with less developed national validation legislation and practical experience. Of course the impact of each of the six partner countries will be different and difficult for comparisons because of the different level of validation process and the national specifics. The impact of for the 3 project sectors will be very positive. The both employees and employers from these sectors will see the great benefits from the validation process in their personal development and corporate grow.