Guiding tools for Professional Skills development in VET
Soft skills are recognized to be the success factor enabling individuals’ well-being, self-confidence, autonomy and responsibility, the fulfilment of education/social and professional lives, career development and higher income. However, the set of soft skills is often referred to be as non-measurable skills by conventional tests or exams, as they include a wide range of skills related to the individual mindset, such as capacity building, learning to learn, persistence, resilience, creativity, self-discipline, self-reflectiveness, acting autonomously.
VET_GPS is willing to develop and present a wide set of tools, guides and materials addressed to trainees, VET managers, VET counsellors and VET trainers/teachers, fostering the holistic development of trainees. The project is focusing on the acquisition, development and assessment of soft skills by trainees attending VET training, essential for their personal development, social participation and workplace success (holistic development).
Capitalizing the outcomes from two previous projects, (Employ project and In-VET project), withVET_GPS project, partners expect to contribute to:
i) Further strengthening key competences in VET;
ii) Achievement of relevant and high-quality skills and competences;
iii) Strengthening the recruitment, selection and induction of Educators. To accomplish these goals, the project will have as main intellectual outputs:
- IO1 Guide for the Integration of Soft Skills in VET Offer addressed to VET providers/managers and policymakers;
- IO2 Toolkit for Professional Guidance and Coaching, that includes a soft skills self-assessment tool, soft skills programme and counselling guidelines, for trainees and VET counsellors;
- IO 3 Programme for Professional Development of Trainers/Tutors, integrating a training programme and soft skills guide to support VET trainers/tutors in the integration of the soft skills in their daily classes;
- IO4 Quality Framework and Platform for the Cooperation in VET System, combining quality Framework for Cooperation in VET System with a Professional DevelopmentPlatform, essential, not only, for the implementation of project’s activities, piloting test, but also to the dissemination and exploitation of IOs.
Additionally, to these intellectual outputs, the consortium will also prepare and implement a set of multiplier events (13 in total), fostering the engagement of VET managers, training managers, counsellors, trainers and tutors in the project’s activities. Involving 8 partners from 5 countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria and Belgium), partners’ staff will also benefit from a training course, allowing them to successfully implement the activities and events in their own countries.
MENTORTEC SERVICOS DE APOIO A PROJECTOS TECNOLOGICOS SA, Portugal
Blickpunkt Identität, Austria
CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE CENTROS DE ENSENANZA ASOCIACION C.E.C.E., Spain
EUROPEAN FORUM OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, Belgium
PIXEL – ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE, Italy
POLITEKNIKA IKASTEGIA TXORIERRI S.COOP, Spain
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