Menu

ELEVATE

Levering potentials against shortage of skilled workforce for SMEs in Europe

The main and overall objective of the ELEVATE project is the development of innovative approaches and tools for SMEs for supporting an individual solution to tackle the dramatic problem of shortage of skilled workforce which is and will become a major problem for the European economy in global competition and the European society as a whole.

The project will provide SMEs and small organisations with a set of tools to identify their individual potentials and take action.

 

About the project

During its implementation the project will develop an innovative online potential scanner for SMEs and small organisations to identify their individual potentials and gaps on the 4 distinct action levels which show companies their individual fields of action.

  • 1. Part time working or unemployed women
  • 2. Workers close to retirement age
  • 3. Migration and diversity
  • 4. Upskilling the un(low-)skilled

On this basis the project will be offering a comprehensive and tailored strategy building workshop for SMEs and small organisations which allows them.

With the outputs and materials offered by the project, companies will for the first time be able to strategically analyse their individual potential on the 4 dedicated acting levels and deduct individual strategies and actions to develop solutions and support for their own organisation instead of being forced to wait for slow political decisions and actions on regional, national and European level. to develop concrete action strategies on the basis of the potential scanner results.

Hartmut Schäfer

Head of Department 

International / National VET Team

Anna-Carina Mohrholz

Project Management International

ERASMUS+ Cooperation Partnerships

ELEVATE
Project Design

Investigative factor and potential researchInvestigative factor and potential research

  • Identifying relevant, reliable and valid criteria for the identification of improvement potentials in companies*on the 4 action levels
    (women, older workers, diversity and migration, upskilling the low and unskilled)
  • Weighting of single indicators and potential identifiers against each other’s' importance in business reality
  • Developing a community of practice of target group members for the project results (qualitative) guided expert interviews for indicator identification and a (quantitative) questionnaire SME study
  • Activating the target groups to raise interest in the project and its outputs (Dissemination level!)

Development and testing of an online potential scanner

  • Online potential scanner: the online potential scanner itself is one of the three core outputs of the ELEVATE project.
  • On the basis of a comprehensive online tool representatives of companies should be able to assess the situation of the own company in relation to the current and future shortage of skilled workforce and to define action levels and potentials where individual and company based  action is possible.
  • A set of credible benchmarks in the background of the potential scanner will allow the company to compare with average figures and define gaps as well as improvement potentials.
  • The online potential scanner will be available via the project website for regular PC use but also programmed in a way that allows the use with mobile devices.

Development and testing of strategy workshop concept

  • It is important to offer a concrete strategy development support for representatives of companies and organisations which builds on the results of the potential scanner and develops concrete strategies as well as clear steps to take for the planning and implementation (as well as monitoring) of the improvement activities.
  • Development of a concept of a comprehensive and at the same time practical and feasible strategy workshop for representatives of SMEs and small organisations.
  • In this workshop the results gained through the online potential scanner will be used to develop concrete strategic steps, actions and also methods for success monitoring will be introduced to participants.

 

How will you benefit from it?

The ELEVATE project has been developed to provide companies and organisations with an innovative tool to assess and identify their individual potentials, deduct innovative solutions for VET provision, work organisation, diversity and inclusion of crucial target groups  to develop their personal and company based solution / approach to tackle their shortage of skilled workforce, this also includes a special investigation and development focus on the potentials and solutions through information technology and digitalisation.

With this main focus and selection of priorities the ELEVATE project will allow companies and organisations to thoroughly analyse their individual situation and potentials concerning tackling the problem of shortage of skilled workforce and to develop their tailored solution for it instead of sit and wait for political decisions and measures which will probably come more later than sooner.

ELEVATE
Levering potentials against shortage of skilled workforce for SMEs in Europe
ERASMUS+ KA220-VET
12/2023 - 07/2026
2023-1-AT01-KA220-VET-000152934

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Scouts for GreenApprenticeship

ERASMUS+ Cooperation Partnership KA2 2022:
Scouts for GreenApprenticeship

CAR_MASTER

ERASMUS+ KA2 2022:
CAR MASTER

RESET

ERASMUS+ KA2 2022:
RESET: Resources for Post-Pandemic Effective Training

CredinGreen

ERASMUS+ KA2 2021:
CREDinGREEN:
Responding to tourism market changes caused by C-19 and Green Deal
through micro-credential-certified upskilling of SME tourism managers

OPSIZO Diversity & Inclusion in Microenterprise

ERASMUS+ Cooperation Partnership KA2 2022:
OPSIZO Diversity & Inclusion in Microenterprise

Building Argentinian VET-Business partnerships to systemise WBL experiences

ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CB-VET
VETBUSB Building Argentinian VET-Business partnerships
to systemise WBL experiences in the regional manufacturing sector

ACTIVE-ATS ADVANCED COMPETENCIES OF TEACHERS TO IMPROVE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

ACTIVE-ATS – ADVANCED COMPETENCIES OF TEACHERS TO IMPROVE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 

DIVERSITe

ERASMUS+ Cooperation Partnership KA2 2022:
DIVERSITe

Escape2stay - make VET your first choice

ERASMUS+ KA2 2020:
Escape to stay - make VET your first choice

Talent4LIFE - Talent management for staff retention processes in European

Talent4LIFE - Talent management for staff retention processes in European

Auslandsaufenthalte für Azubis

Azubi-Mobil - Individual mobility for trainees in the intial vocational dual-training system