Guidelines for enhancing new graduates’ employability skills on HE and VET

This Intellectual Output consists of a set of indicative principles and guidelines on how authentic learning scenarios can be created, used and evaluated in ways that help bridge the gaps between the formal curricula in HE and VET  and the real life/labour market world, so that students acquire relevant soft and hard skills that enhance their employability. Prior to the preparation of the proposal partners carried out an analysis of strategic areas for improvement in their contexts. The areas that partners have prioritized are:

  • ways to support study/work life balance, HE and VET mobility and accessibility through a model of virtual apprenticeship
  • ways of defining the particular competences they require from their employees or newcomers in a context of fast speed of change.
  • how career counselling and guidance services can be offered through online settings.
  • improve the technological skills (e-Skills) of undergraduates from social sciences areas.
  • pay special attention to the role technology plays both as a support and as a catalyst for innovation.

To this end a series of authentic learning scenarios have been designed and created in different¬† HE programmes prioritized by the partners’ institutions. During the course of 2018 these scenarios were put into practice. You can check here the proposed authentic learning scenarios.

A handy guide on how to create authentic learning scenarios in higher education was also created and can be downloaded here.


This project is coordinated by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
This project has received funding from the European Union's Erasmus + Programme under No 2016-1-ES01-KA203-025432 grant agreement.
Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency SEPIE are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.