After some months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!
The Erasmus + Skill Up Project puts together educational institutions and companies with the purpose to strengthen ties between education and the world of work. The initiative is framed in the EU Erasmus+ funding scheme, which focuses on youth unemployment with the intention to boost graduates’ employability, and encourage the internationalization of educational institutions.
Skill Up Project is coordinated by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), with the involvement of the following consortium institutions: the Institut Obert de Catalunya (IOC), the University of Stockholm (UE), the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau) and Foundation Factor Humà.
The objective of the project is to enhance new graduates’ employability skills by improving connections between High Education curricula with the demands of the labour market. To reduce the existing gap between the skills teached and labour market needs, Skill Up’s aims are to develop authentic learning scenarios and to promote access to career counselling by training tutors with a broader role. Therefore, the increase of quality teaching and graduates’ employability are absolute priorities for this project, and a good implementation of apprenticeship practices are critical to achieve this purpose.
This Project promotes virtual environment as a key tool for the implementation of new educational methods for online learning, working with new technologies creating virtual platforms such as Skill Up Hub, facilitating interaction among target groups: companies, educational institutions and graduates.
In the website we will share the development of our project. We are continuing to update our results and outputs with useful information about our work, so please do check the Skill Up website for updates!
Team Skill Up