SMART LMI looks to develop an innovative digital tool which allows both careers practitioners and their clients easily understand emerging job trends, changes to the labour market, and how best to manage their skills to meet this. The e-tool will enrich the work of practitioners by looking for cutting-edge ways to exploit open-data and new technology to add functionality to traditional skills self-assessments. To maximise impact, the app will be complemented by a series of training resources for practitioners. The project’s research will also act as a feasibility study which will provide an evidence base for policymakers across Europe, as they look to further develop open data, eGovernment and labour market policy.
- Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
- Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, Portugal
- ANCE, Greece
- WES, Belgium
- Research - Learn from small scale best practices and identify areas for innovation
- Build - Harness cutting-edge technology to develop a bespoke solution
- Test - Check that outputs are fit for target users’ needs
- Support - Help upskill practitioners so that they can make the most of the resources
- Guide - Launch a suite of tools which help people to make career decisions driven by LMI
- Research Report on the Digital Exploitation of LMI - This report will research how LMI is used in digital tools across Europe. Of particular concern will be the data sources used, the technical requirements surrounding the tools, how resources are ureproofed and the policy frameworks supporting these practices.
- Best Practices in Skills Validation and Self-Assessment - Research will also be carried out into current best practices within European careers guidance on the use of skills validation and self-assessment tools in digital resources. The focus of these best practices will be on the format and impact of resources.
- CPD Resources for Careers Professionals - The project will develop a series of resources (webinars, training materials) based on the results from the desk research to help upskill practitioners and maximise the adoption of digital resources in guidance. These will focus on topics as embedding LMI in guidance, how to make the most of digital resources etc.
- SMART LMI App - The app will bring together different data sources to allow users to access information on skills, their application to different jobs/sectors and real-time
- ‘How To’ video guide - In order to complement the upskilling of practitioners’ general skills, the project will produce a video ‘How To’ guide which will deal specifically with the app. This will show practitioners how to make the most of the app, both in terms of its functionality and embedding it into wide guidance services.
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