TAACTIC, ICT skills for all

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The general objective of the TAACTIC project is to identify, develop and make visible the digital basic skills of low-skilled people and vulnerable adult groups in order to improve their social inclusion, the continuation of their training and their access to sustainable and quality employment.

This project will run from November 2019 to April 2022.

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Context

Low-skilled adults who are far from employment (LSAs) are particularly confronted with the digital divide and lack the digital skills to adapt to rapid changes in the labour market. Moreover, pedagogical practices in the adult education and training sector are struggling to adapt to this new situation and continue to promote the acquisition of technical skills by considering non-formal learning of key/basic skills, including digital skills. The objective of TAACTIC is to propose practical and operational responses in order to identify, develop and make visible the learning of basic digital skills by low-skilled and vulnerable learners in order to improve their social inclusion, the continuation of their training pathway and their access to sustainable and quality employment.

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Expected results and outputs

To put it very simply, TAACTIC will provide answers to educational personnel who are asking themselves the following questions:

  • What basic digital skills should my learners have acquired by the end of the training? (IO2 - Common frame of reference/training module)
  • Have they already acquired some of these skills? (IO1 - Digital Skills Assessment)
  • How can I implement and facilitate the learning of skills they don't have? (IO3 - Learning Activities)
  • What more specific skills should my training target so that my learners can direct their career path towards the digital professions of the future? (IO4 and IO5 - recommendations and teaching resources)


TAACTIC will work on the development of basic, technical and transversal digital competences, following an integrated didactic approach adapted to the learning needs of the targeted learners in order to facilitate the engagement and involvement of these audiences. It will propose a reference framework for training in basic digital skills, including a training module to be integrated into all training courses for LSAs, as well as recommendations to adult education operators to develop training courses leading to digital professions, which will provide employment opportunities for the targeted groups. The project will develop a series of resources that can be directly used in the field.

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The partners

To achieve these objectives, the TAACTIC strategy will be based on the networking of an experienced consortium of seven partners from four countries (Belgium, Spain, France, Italy), made up of federations of training organisations and groups of field players specialising in the field of training and inclusion, in pedagogical and training engineering, including in the digital sector, in order to develop common and innovative educational references and resources.

  • AGFE, Association de Gestion des Fonds Européens, the project leader (Cergy, France)
  • AID Coordination (Integrated Development Actions), Brussels, Belgium
  • Senscop (Bastia, France)
  • EVT (Este, Italy)
  • Fundacion Esplai (Barcelona, Spain)
  • A Idées Formation  (Nivelles, Belgium)


The ultimate ambition is to expand, improve and make more transparent the training offer for LSAs to acquire new skills and benefit from new training and sustainable employment opportunities.

You will soon be able to follow the news of the TAACTIC project on its Facebook page and its website (currently under construction).

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

Psych Up

troubles psychoThe Psych Up Project is a 35-month project led by INFREP which aims, on the one hand, to outline the function of "Psychological Disability Referral" to increase the skills of vocational education and training (VET) professionals and, on the other hand, to improve the training support for learners with psychological disorders during their training.

The project was launched in October 2018.

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On October 24 and 25, Psych Up, AID's new Erasmus+ project, was launched.


Background information

Psychological disorders are often accompanied by significant social distress and professional difficulties, which explains why education and vocational training (VET) organisations are welcoming more and more people affected by these problems. However, not all professionals working in the VET sector have the necessary experience and knowledge to work with this target audience.

They hold different positions within their organizations and, most of the time, have no (or very little) knowledge in the fields of psychology, psychiatry or mental disability. As a result, they are not always able to adopt the right attitudes, react appropriately, adapt their tools/methods to the needs of these people. This situation makes them feel helpless and frustrated. In addition, it can seriously compromise the success of the training and integration process.

Psych Up

To address this problem, seven European organisations from six European countries, including the IDA, have decided to carry out a project to define the competences of professionals in education and vocational training to improve the support of people with psychological disorders during their training.  The partners intend to achieve this objective by:

  • Creating a profile of the functions and skills of the "psychological disability referent" in education and vocational training centre
  • Developing a training framework in line with the identified job profile
  • Producing a collection of resources accessible to VET professionals in order to better support people affected by psychological disorders

Expected results

The main expected results of this project are:

  • The emergence of referents in education and vocational training centres specifically responsible for improving support for people with psychological disorders
  • The development of a training programme for professionals in education and vocational training, based on the reference framework developed
  • Significant improvements in the way VET professionals treat people with psychological disorders
  • The emergence of a community of practice at European level on the theme of psychological and psychological disorders

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In the medium term, the main expected impacts of the project are both a better support of the training path for people with psychological disorders and the improvement of the continuous training of trainers offer in which the partners are fully involved.

The project website will soon be online. You will be able to find all the information about the project, the partners and their objectives as well as follow all the Psych Up news.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.














RECTEC, recognizing transversal skills...

logo RECTECRECTEC is a European project that brings together French, Luxembourg and Belgian experts and aims to recognise transversal competences in relation to employability and certifications.

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The context of the RECTEC logo RECTEC

  • Before 2018, the Member States of the European Union must put in place common validation procedures.
  • The Erasmus+ international conference in October 2015 reiterated the importance of establishing links between skills recognition and employability, particularly for low-skilled, undergraduate populations.
  • While the willingness to recognize the skills of these populations is unanimous, the methodological approaches remain eclectic and sometimes not very formalized.
  • The European Qualifications Framework seems to be one of the tools that would make it possible to establish correspondences between these different approaches.
  • This project responds to the demand for guidance and assessment of low-skilled audiences in terms of their employability
  • The international Erasmus+ conference, organised in Brussels on 13 and 14 October 2015 at the initiative of the three European Erasmus+ agencies (France, Belgium, Luxembourg), recalled the importance of establishing links between skills recognition and employability, in particular for low-skilled, unskilled populations.
  • While the willingness to recognize the skills of these populations is unanimous, the methodological inputs, measurement and evaluation tools, links with vocational training - work and certification - remain eclectic and poorly formalised, and this project responds to the demand of professionals in guidance and evaluation of low-skilled or low-skilled groups, formal and non-formal education, wishing to strengthen the links between their actions, their evaluation tools and the employability of low-skilled populations.

 

The expected results at the end of the project

  • Use of the transversal skills reference framework by the integration and vocational training systems of the three Member States, in connection with professional certifications.
  • Installation of the evaluation procedures developed during the project as part of the guidance and training of low-skilled groups (prior to qualifications, in particular to recognise the prerequisites for access to qualifications).
  • Dissemination of productions to a large number of European partners, leaders of ongoing projects, working to develop basic skills, literacy and language training for migrants.
  • Distribution to documentary centres and network heads of organizations and associations working in the field of professional integration of migrant populations. (European Centre for Modern Languages, ECML Gratz, Austria, among others.

RECTEC Partners

GIP FCIP of the Versailles Academy: Mariela DE FERRARI/ Joëlle POCHELU
CAFOC of Nantes: Jacques BRETAUDEAU
ID6: Pascal CHAUMETTE
4motion: Gary DIDERICH
University of Luxembourg: Ingrid de SAINT GEORGES
BRAINIACT: Carlos PAULOS
The Consortium for the Validation of Competences: Danièle COOS
AID: Myriam COLOT
Alterform: Damien GREGOIRE

The two innovative aspects

  • Calibration of transversal skills by establishing "mast