After a two-day meeting in Berlin, at TH Wildau University on 12-13 January, the European project Skill Up: “Matching graduates’ skills and labour world demands through authentic learning scenarios” has officially kick started with its partners establishing the grounds for a fruitful cooperation. The project, led by the UOC, brings together different partners from Sweden, Spain, and Germany.
Skill Up Project is co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme and will be completed on February 2019. Its aim is to map best practices in matching graduates’ skills and labour market demands through authentic learning scenarios in partners’ HE settings, as well as improving soft and hard employability skills of undergraduates by means of designing, developing, applying and evaluating authentic learning scenarios in HE and VET programmes identified by partners as priorities.
The PI of the project, Adriana Ornellas, presented the overview of the Skill Up project listeding the goals and top priorities pursued in the short and long term. The kick off meeting also served to establish the working guidelines, and present and share the task and responsibilities that will be carried out by each institution.
In this meeting the management plan as well as communication strategies to be developed were presented. The final day of the meeting was devoted to discuss on the critical issues identified in the project, stressing the necessity for high continuity between outputs and, the importance of focusing on the quality of the outputs to be produced
Skill Up answers the urgent priority established by Europe 2020 policies of promoting graduates’ employability by means of strengthen ties between higher and education and VET curricula and the labour world through authentic learning scenarios and career counselling and guidance.