Project Description

GPS in VET
Guiding tools for Professional Skills development in VET

Summary

Soft skills are recognized to be the success factor enabling individuals’ well-being, self-confidence, autonomy and responsibility, fulfilment of education/social and professional lives, career development and higher income. However, the set of soft skills is often referred to be as non-measurable skills by conventional tests or exams, as they include a wide range of skills related to the individual mind-set, such as: capacity building, learning to learn, persistence, resilience, creativity, self-discipline, self-reflectiveness, acting autonomously.

VET_GPS is willing to develop and present a wide set of tools, guides and materials addressed to trainees, VET managers, VET counsellors and VET trainers/teachers, fostering the holistic development of trainees. The project is focusing on the acquisition, development and assessment of soft skills by trainees attending VET training, essential for their personal development, social participation and workplace success (holistic development).


Objectives

Capitalizing the outcomes from two previous projects, (Employ project  and In-VET project), withVET_GPS project, partners expects to contribute to:

i) Further strengthening key competences in VET;
ii) Achievement of relevant and high quality skills and competences;
iii) Strengthening the recruitment, selection and induction of Educators.To accomplish these goals, the project will have as main intellectual outputs:

  • IO1  Guide for the Integration of Soft Skills in VET Offer, addressed to VET providers/managers and policy makers;
  • IO2 Toolkit for Professional Guidance and Coaching, that includes a soft skills self-assessment tool, soft skills programme and counselling guidelines, for trainees and VET counsellors;
  • IO 3 Programme for Professional Development of Trainers/Tutors, integrating a training programme and soft skills guide to support VET trainers/tutors in the integration of the soft skills in their daily classes;
  • IO4 Quality Framework and Platform for the Cooperation in VET System, combining aQuality Framework for Cooperation in VET System with a Professional DevelopmentPlatform, essential, not only, for the implementation of project’s activities, piloting test, but also to the dissemination and exploitation of IOs.

Additionally, to these intellectual outputs, the consortium will also prepare and implement a set of multiplier events (13 in total), fostering the engagement of VET managers, training managers, counsellors, trainers and tutors in the project’s activities. Involving 8 partners from 5 countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria and Belgium),partners’ staff will also benefit from a training course, allowing them to success fully implement the activities and events in their own countries.


Coordinator

MENTORTEC SERVICOS DE APOIO A PROJECTOS TECNOLOGICOS SA


Partners 

Blickpunkt Identität
CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE CENTROS DE ENSENANZA ASOCIACION C.E.C.E.
ANESPO
EUROPEAN FORUM OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
PIXEL – ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE
Connectis
POLITEKNIKA IKASTEGIA TXORIERRI S.COOP


Duration

2.10.2017-1.10.2019