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ASSESS PLUS – Supporting skills audits in adult education through digital tools

The study ‘Mapping Skills Audits in and across the EU’ (2017) outlines that, in order to be effective, the skills audit process needs to be tailored to target groups. The analysis also identifies several trends that could be gaining importance in the future, including the use of digital tools.

A skills audit is a process aimed at identifying and analysing the knowledge, skills and competences of an individual, including his or her aptitudes and motivation in order to define a career project and /or plan a professional reorientation or training project; the aim of a skills audit is to help the individual analyse his/her career background, to self-assess his/her position in the labour environment and to plan a career pathway, or in some cases to prepare for the validation of non-formal or informal learning outcomes. Nevertheless, as previous research and projects show, the relationship between validation and skills audits is not always clear to stakeholders and the level of integration between validation and skills audits varies, depending on the type of audit.

The aim of ASSESS PLUS is to support Skills Audits in adult education through innovative digital tools and products to make skills identification and screening available, including the validation of skills acquired through informal and non-formal learning, and facilitate the progress of low-skilled and disadvantaged adults towards higher qualification.

To do so, seven European adult education providers, experts in skills assessment and validation and in digital solutions applied to training and employment from six countries, i.e. France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Bulgaria and Greece, work together to create a set of innovative tools and digital solutions.

EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Coordination: ITG CONSEIL (France)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: September 2019 - August 2022

This project (project n° 2019-1-FR01-KA204-062263) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication 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.