It is accepted that people gaining qualifications has an impact on economic growth, and on promoting social inclusion and sustainable employment. Skills have become the key drivers
of individual well-being and economic success in the 21st century. The pace of innovation, technological transformation, digitalization and globalization requires all people to engage in
lifelong learning for upskilling, re-qualification or skills updating purposes. ICT skills have become essential to differentiate and modernize the study process in all stages of education, making it more conveniently accessible to every individual and relevant to the needs of adults trying to enter the European labor market. Distance education, distance learning, e-learning are modes of delivering education to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as a classroom.
This is exactly the focus of the project aiming to define and validate innovative models, approaches and tools supporting personalized, active and engaging adult learners' personal
development processes, based on self-awareness. The aim of the project is:
to work out digital courses;
to modernize adult education by introducing digital learning;
to bring adult educators and adults’ learners together in the face of new societal challenges towards a brighter, more connected future;
to fight unemployment;
to develop the skills of low-qualified adults and prepare them for job opportunities;
to enhance and enforce adults’ engagement and motivation by implementing self-awareness/evaluation tools, inclusive guidance and learning solutions supporting reflective, engaging and active behaviors;
to develop digital online training courses;
to improve content and delivery of adult education;
to provide with a tool assessing the level of crucial skills to use in adult learning contexts;
to improve leadership skills, digital skills, communication, interpersonal skills and language skills; furthermore, to develop strong soft skills and entrepreneurship skills for a successful future career or business;
The Training Courses will have open access resources specifically aimed at: low qualified adults, NEETs, young people with fewer opportunities, training practitioners, teaching
organizations, colleges and independent professionals in the field of youth employment, education and training. Key competences are those which all individuals need for personal
fulfillment and development, active citizenship, social inclusion and employment. The project goes one step further for the results of the CREW project and is dealing with Personal, social and learning to learn; Cultural awareness and expression, Digital Skills, ICT, e-learning, soft skills. Although the key competences are all considered equally important, because each of them can contribute to a successful life in a knowledge society, the partnership has selected the aforementioned competences as they are closer to their experience and professional capacity.
Thus, the partners will support improving the Quality and Innovation of adult learning processes of low-qualified adults with such a variety of training systems, institutions and practices. They will also highlight the importance of new key competences for each adult, the usefulness of the materials, the understanding and recognition of skills and qualifications in Europe and beyond, as well as interconnections between formal, informal education, vocational training and other forms of learning and labor market respectively; they will help improve the position and social perception of low-qualified adults in the labor market and education. Finally, the project will strengthen the occupational/career profiles of job seekers and young adult professionals. It will educate properly and teach adults how to properly become responsible adults, how to successfully enter the labor market, how to cultivate valuable skills that will help them in the future, but also to develop those skills in a way that is interesting, intriguing and fulfilling for them. This can ultimately increase their love for knowledge, expand their horizons and critical thinking.
You can read more at https://crewproject.eu.