A Holistic Approach for Upskilling Competences of SMEs, VET Institutions and VET Providers for Preparing the Future Works in the Digital Era

Erasmus+

2021 - 2023

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About the project:

The Hol Up Project aims to upskill competences of SMEs, VET Institutions and VET Providers in a holistic way in order to prepare them to the future works in the digital era. The project will do this by focusing on these two issues: (1) What kind of jobs will the market need in the next few years? (2) What kind of competence does the educational organizations need to teach? For the first question, It can be said that forthcoming employment needs a high level of knowledge and skills and constant assets in education is required in order to deal with the rate of change brought about by developments in digital technology. Hol Up project will work not only with SMEs to help them develop their future workforce, meeting their current and future needs, but also with VET institutions and VET providers to mitigate their inefficiencies on shaping the future workforce in SMEs.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

In this regard, the expected results of this project are below:
-The holistic approach will provide the gap analysis between existing competences and future competences of SMEs and VET institutions/providers for future jobs and competences in
partner countries.
-The holistic approach, which includes tracking and developing skills governance model for shaping the future of work force, will provide good workforce planning for SMEs and VET
institutions/providers.
- The holistic approach will provide a guide included how SMEs and VET institutions/providers can deal with shaping the future of work in their organisations via upskilling
competences of both existing employees and future employees.
-The holistic approach will provide how VET Institutions and VET Providers can build a dual side relationship and communication which not only increase the competences of the
workers but also upskilling the employers and SMEs.
-The holistic approach will provide how SMEs of the project can develop “Hol Up Self-paced Open Online Course” and how VET Institutions and VET Providers can meet the
requirements of the digital era.

Main project outputs:

Analysis of the gap between existing competences and expected future competences
of SMEs and VET institutions/providers for future jobs in partner countries (Report)

  • “Hol Up Gap Report” will provide a holistic view about competences and outcome based education approaches for future labour market. For this reason it will offer immense new
    opportunities for innovation in educational models and processes spanning informal, non-formal, and formal education and training.

The Holistic Approach Guide for upskilling competences (Guidelines)

  • This output will comprise a negotiation perspective, which represents to manage the needs of employers’, (future) employees’ and the VET education system goals, from a short-term,
    medium-term and long-term perspective via using multi level governance approach. Also this output includes tracking and developing skills governance model for shaping the future of
    work force, will provide good workforce planning for SMEs and VET institutions/providers. Finally this output will create awareness about how SMEs and VET Institutions/Providers can
    build a dual side relationship and communication which not only increase the competences of the workers but also upskilling the employers and SMEs.

Hol Up Self-paced Open Online Course (OER)

  • The course provides high quality and timely education and training responses to evolving enterprise and skills needs. The self-paced Open Online Course will contain the materials and resources required to take the learner through the programme in a flexible way that will build on their capacity to enterprise and skills needs.

Project outputs will be available as an open source in June 2023.

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