ABOUT THE PROJECT

ABOUT THE PARTNERS

New technologies are an emerging industry creating employment opportunities and entrepreneurial possibilities. According to projections set out by the European Commission, market demands for qualified information and communications technology (ICT) specialists will not be met, seeing a shortfall of up to 500,000 ICT professionals in 2020. Virtual and augmented reality products are amongst those with some of the highest market demand in the ICT sector.



It is in this context that we will be launching the Jobs4tech project over the next two years, providing vocational training in the relevant skills for employment and entrepreneurship with these technologies.



The general objective of JOBS4TECH is to align Vocational Training (VET) with the needs of the labour market in the new technologies sector, and specifically in virtual and augmented reality, to improve the employability of its students.



To achieve this goal, 8 VET professors from the technological area and their students (approximately 120) will experience an integrated itinerary in the field of virtual and augmented reality, which will contemplate in a coordinated way both the teaching of technical skills and the necessary competencies for work as an employee or self in this sector.

This project is led by Acción contra el Hambre (Spain), and Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, as partner countries of the project.

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WHAT WOULD BE ACHIEVING?

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What are we going to do?

In the first year pre-existing vocational training programmes in all the project countries will be assessed in terms of how they incorporate virtual and augmented reality technology and how they include training to develop employability and entrepreneurial skills into their courses. In addition to this, a skill set list for careers in this sector will be compiled for the project and will include technical skills as well as transversal skills such as creativity, leadership and determination.

In the second year a programme will be designed on the basis of these findings, which will introduce the teaching of these skills into the classroom. Teaching staff will be trained prior to instructing the students. There will be 8 teachers and around 120 students participating in this first pilot experiment.

The itinerary will be translated to the 5 languages of the project: English, Spanish, German, Estonian and Lithuanian.

More information about the itinerary will be published soon!

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The tool will measure skills for employment and entrepreneurship in the technology sector, whose purpose is to determine to what extent a person has the necessary skills to work or create a company in that sector.

This tool will allow the evaluation of these competences from the point of view of the student himself, from the teacher, and will also allow the evaluation among peers.

The tool will be translated to the 5 languages of the project: English, Spanish, German, Estonian and Lithuanian.

More information about the toolwill be published soon!