The Skill Up Project has now reached the end of the first year and the meeting in Barcelona was a good opportunity to share project progresses, present what has been done up to now and define next steps. This project meeting has been held in Barcelona the 22nd and 23rd of January 2018.
During the event, UOC presented the final version of the report which included a theoretical framework based on a systematic review of current literature and reports on employability skills of new graduates at a European level to identify the level of acquisition of these skills by new graduates in HE and VET institutions. The elaboration of the report included a focus group method to get in-depth information o: how HE and VET institutions are currently developing and integrating employability skills into their programs of study, and a peer review analysis and future sustainability development with the International Advisory Committee to assess our results.
Partners also discussed on intellectual output 2, at its final stage, which consists of a set of indicative principles and guidelines on how authentic learning scenarios can be created, used and evaluated. The meeting also served to present the potential MOOC Platform for the intellectual output 3 of the Project.
The second Skill Up Project meeting in Barcelona included a round table with two Swedish lecturers and experts in career guidance: Asa Sundelin and Christer Langström, both of them lecturers at the Stockholm University. In a round table format, they discussed on career guidance in Higher Education and the role of ICT in delivering course services.The round table counted also on the participation of Professor Luisa Rodriguez, Professor Emeritus on Vocational Guidance and Training at UB, and collaborator at UOC in the Alumni Services Department.