YOUnique4Europe - Mapping and presenting your unique personal and social competences for better employability in a digital world
ERASMUS+ : 2019-1-DE02-KA202-006119
Soft skills, namely social and personal competences, are what sustainably distinguish us from machines and artificial intelligence and make us unique as human beings. Employees will have to have the right combination of soft and technical skills to succeed. Several studies show that “Future Hot Skills” such as empathy, creativity and complex problem solving are highly demanded on the labour market (OECD 2016: Skills for a Digital World).
Because VET is still one of the key paths to enter the labour market, we concentrate on learners conducting or finishing initial VET programmes and applying for an internship or job - nationally or abroad. VET learners often miss the capacity to reflect on their already existing personal and social competences gained mostly from informal and non-formal learning settings. They maintain to perceive themselves through the “glasses” of formal learning and thus lack an understanding of what they can offer. This project wants to teach VET learners on how to map their social and personal capacities and illustrate those in the application process.
Every person is different. But if this is true, why do so many of us do exactly what the person next to us is doing?