Who we are
It takes inspiration from the COM 2016 – 381 Final, which urges to up-skill and re-skill the European labour force with the digital skills to keep them productive at the workplaces. In the near future, the majority of the jobs will require a certain degree of digital competences, while an increasing number of elementary jobs will at least require some basic competences. By contrast, in Europe 70 million people lack adequate reading and writing skills, and even more have poor numeracy and digital skills, putting them at risk of unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. More than half of the 12 million long-term unemployed are considered as low-skilled adults. (COM (2016) 381 Final).
WHAT WE DO
ASK4JOB is a pan-European educational pathway.
In order to support their up - skilling ASK4JOB will produce a set of tools to assess, educate and recognize digital-literacy competences. This result is achieved through the realisation of 3 products, having as primary beneficiaries long-term unemployed adults and as secondary ones professional counsellors and educators of adults, as well as all the other professional figures involved in supporting activities for adult job seekers.
the design, test and validation of an educational pathway and its assessment tool tailored at the needs of the target users;
a blended educational methodology (A-MOOC and Capacity Lab) which promotes motivation at lifelong learning, leveraging on the development of beneficiaries’ capabilities - this motivation will be supported by micro-units of learning outcomes so that users could easily experience the success, step by step, during the whole educational pathway;
the development of a path for recognition of competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning in support of professional update for adult educators and job counsellors.
The ASK4JOB methodology, based on the appreciative validation, will be applied to the competences of digital-literacy but it is exploitable also for any other key or professional competence.
IO1 SASS - Skills ASSessment for Job Requirements – it’s an on line self assessment which adapts the framework DIGCOMP 2,0 to the needs of long-term unemployed adults, to foster their digital competences, in particular those needed to implement work-related activities typically operated in qualifications referenced at EQF4.
IO2 Capability A-MOOC - The educational pathway of ASK4JOB will be designed and implemented in blended-mode according to the flipped-classroom logic. The theoretical and procedural aspects will be delivered through the A-MOOC while the experiential laboratories of capabilities empowerment will allow to experience a collaborative pear to pear learning process.
IO3 Appreciative Validation - The third IO will basically represents the true-objectification of ASK4JOB pathway, which basically means the collection of evidences and appreciative references in support of the recognition of the learning outcomes.