Title Skills and Competences Assessment – New career guidance and counselling approach
Project Number 2011-1-SK1-LEO05-02888
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The SCAN project was responding to the need of complex counselling and guidance services in Slovakia and Luxembourg, which supports people in identifying and developing their own job-related goals, their next steps, managing their personal and professional reorientation by choosing the right educational program and in general activating them to manage their work life.
The SCAN project achieved to improve career guidance and counselling services by adapting and transferring the Kompetenzenbilanz to the target groups, which were the public employment services, consultancy and counselling providers and assessment centres in Slovakia and Luxembourg.
The objectives of the SCAN project were to: transfer the Kompetenzenbilanz coaching procedure to two other member states, scoping needs and adapting materials to cultural and language differences; establish career guidance and counselling system, which makes people aware of their informally and non-formally acquired skills and competences, helping them in their professional and personal development, to develop goals for their vocational future, and especially to get them motivated and active; disseminate outputs across partner countries and the EU.
The consortium was composed of 7 partners from Austria, Slovakia and Luxembourg. These partners formed a very strong and balanced partnership with partners playing distinct roles.
The project delivered: report on needs analyses; translated Kompetenzenbilanz coaching procedure in English language; KOB and Join-In workshops; project website and leaflets in four languages (EN, FR, DE, SK); Quality plan and Dissemination plan; translated and adapted Kompetenzenbilanz coaching procedure; rigorous testing, feedback and modification of the adapted materials; continuously guided monitoring and internal evaluation; dissemination and exploitation of the project through website, print and electronic publicity materials and dissemination events.
The SCAN project had an impact on the career guidance and counselling services provided by the target groups of this project. These can make a use of the Kompetenzenbilanz coaching procedure in their daily work with project beneficiaries, which are the long-term unemployed, especially those that belong to the most vulnerable groups, such as graduates, population over 50 years of age, disabled and minorities. They have often a lot of difficulties and constraints to find a job and the Kompetenzenbilanz can help them to be aware of their skills and competences, thus motivating and activating them and giving them the possibility for further personal and professional development to meet their objectives and to find the job.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Other Service Activities
Product information The Kompetenzenbilanz is a well-structured coaching procedure for professional establishment of an individual and is accomplished within four weeks. Between the lessons, each participant is expected to do a lot of work independently. The general objective of the Kompetenzenbilanz is to activate people by means of self-reflection, to strengthen their self-esteem by visualising their competences and help them draft precise objectives and further steps for their future development. The KB is targeted on people who are in a stage of personal or professional reorientation and/or are planning on returning to work.