A digital skills tool kit for low skilled adults focusing on women re-entering the labour market
Duration: October 2017-March 2020
The current project comes to support the efforts of Member States to offer high quality opportunities to low-skilled, unemployed men and women to upgrade their digital and employability skills, so that they can be better empowered to re-enter work, address skills mismatches and exclusion, while promoting the digital agenda for Europe.
The direct target group is adults with a focus on women (low-skilled, long-term unemployed) who will first record their current digital skills (through self-assessment), second acquire or upgrade their digital skills related to employability in order to bridge the skills gap and meet the digital needs of the labour market and third validate their new digital skills through the open badges.
The indirect target group is Adult Educators, leaders and providers of Adult Education, as all products to be developed will be provided open for use for the benefit of adults. Surely the Adult Educators will also be supported in their efforts to raise the quality of Adult Learning thus increasing participation to meet the ET2020 Target of 15%.
Based on the above, the e-SKILLS4ALL project focuses on low-skilled unemployed adults with a focus on women heavily affected by the recent crisis and adult education organisations and their staff. While it is more than likely that the proposed products to be developed will be relevant to learners of all ages the project is specifically targeting the unemployed and will ensure that the learning tools are customized to suit the learning needs and learning preferences of this target group. A significant emphasis will be placed on developing the digital and employability skills. From partner experience it appears that the majority of long-term unemployed are less likely to have good ICT skills which are essential in almost all employments today, whereas the Digital Initiatives reinforce the need of all to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today’s job market and society.
The consortium of the project includes the following partners:
Civic Computing Limited, United Kingdom
CP.: Grigoris Rouchotas
- Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Est
CP.: Ana Roxana
- Women in Digital Initiatives Luxembourg Asbl
CP.: Marina Andrieu-Thiriet
- A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus
CP.: Athos Charalambides
- EUROPEAN YOUTH4MEDIA NETWORK EV
CP.: Agnes Horvath
- N.G.O. CIVIS PLUS
CP.: Sophia Karka