Targeting a holistic approach, the project identified the needs of staff who support adult learners to have at hand, integrated into one, all necessary means to assist the low-skilled and low-qualified adults all through the way on their upskilling path to increase their competitiveness and adaptability in the labor market. In this respect, the project’s overall goal is to empower these professionals with an integrated and innovative iPath2UpSkilling Platform and Programme together with the specific skills required for using it in order to assure high quality upskilling pathways for the low-skilled and low-qualified adults.
The main feature of this innovative iPath2UpSkilling Platform (O1) is the development of tailor-made itineraries as a part of the iPath2UpSkilling Programme (O2). The Programme assists the adult educators to firstly do profiling activities so that later to set up the most convenient training itinerary and a personalized pathway with activities that complement the capacities and resources made available to the adult trainee.
The professionals will use the iPath2UpSkilling Platform and its resources in their daily work with the low-skilled and low-qualified adults to grant access to upskilling pathways in a flexible and an individual manner, ensuring at the same time both online and in-person instruction. Online instruction will be given through online trainings and other Open Educational Resources existing on the Platform’s Library (O3). The in-person instruction will be ensured through online video guidance and coaching services and through the pointing out and giving a direction on the interactive online map towards specific Training Providers, Competence Assessment Centers and Second Chance Schools for Adults.
Online innovative modular platform concept
The Project proposes the iPath2UpSkilling Platform & Programme as an online innovative modular platform concept that will assure the professionals (educators, trainers & other personnel who support adult learners) with the adequate tools, resources & skills to guide & to assist the low-skilled & low-qualified adults on their path to upskilling, improving & extending the supply of high quality learning opportunities tailored to the needs of individual low- skilled/-qualified adults.
Quality & efficiency education
The objectives of improving the quality & efficiency of educationquality & efficiency of education and training and promoting equity, social cohesion & active citizenship are common EU objectives set in ET2020.
Fair treatment in society
The project is reaching the horizontal priority across all sectors of the Programme related to the social inclusion of the indirect beneficiaries of the project (low-skilled/-qualified adults), assuring their meaningful participation & fair treatment in society after completing the iPath2UpSkilling Programme.
Integrated & innovative Platform
The overall goal of the project is to empower the adult educators with an integrated & innovative iPath2UpSkilling Platform & Programme & with the specific skills for using it in order to assure high quality upskilling pathways for the low-skilled/-qualified adults through guidance services, formal & non-formal education, training & coaching services.
The project makes better use of digital technology for teaching, learning & developing digital competences; ensuring effective outreach, guidance & motivation strategies to reach & assist adult learners.
Tailored made education
iPath2UpSkilling Platform & Programme designed & developed within the project will provide an inclusive tailored made education & training opportunities for low-skilled/-qualified adults under the moderation of professionals working in adult education sector.
An innovative online Platform & to empower the adult educators to use it in the benefit of low-skilled/-qualified adults with the aim of boosting tailored made upskilling pathways according to their individual needs, reducing the disparities in accessing & engaging with formal & non-formal education & to overcome skills mismatches.
The project aims to:
- develop the iPath2UpSkilling Platform (O1).
- develop the iPath2UpSkilling Programme as an approach to Upskilling Pathways for low-skilled and low-qualified adults (O2).
- empower 25 educators, trainers and other personnel who support adult learners with the necessary skills to use the iPath2UpSkilling Platform & Programme (C1 and C2).
- expand at least 50 partnerships with Training Providers, Competence Assessment Centers & Second Chance Schools for Adults (O3)
- raise public awareness on the project’s results to 1000 persons.