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LifeOnline - Developing Life and Employability Competences through Mobility

LifeOnline - Developing Life and Employability Competences through Mobility

The LifeOnLine project is about developing and testing online learning resources for use before, during and after mobility for studies or work placement. The project will benefit learners from different disciplines to be better prepared for the workplace and able to consider a broader range of career options including entrepreneurship and international work. Teachers will become more skilled in developing learners’ employability competences and following the ECVET structure to manage and recognize learners’ progress. VET and HE managers will understand the benefits of encouraging the use of the employability unit and mobilities within the curriculum. Employers will develop their links with education and develop their internationalisation skills, learn from other countries and use the e-learning materials developed in their own staff training programmes beyond the project end. Policy influencers will become more aware of how the project’s products can help improve the employability of young people as part of national and EU strategies.

The main objectives of the project are:

  1. Improve the effectiveness of work or study placements in another country by developing and testing an employability/entrepreneurship unit of online learning resources for use before, during and after a mobility.
  2. To build on good practice from previous project outcomes which helped to improve employability competences: LIFE 2, EMPLOY, and ECVET4 Practitioners.
  3. To involve employers throughout the project to ensure materials developed are in line with employer needs and help to ensure that learners are work ready.
  4. To follow ECVET principles so that learning outcomes are acknowledged and transferable across the EU.
  5. To maximise impact by further use of the employability/entrepreneurship unit in mobilities organised by VET and Higher Education institutions.

 

Project name: LifeOnLine: Developing Life and Employability Competences through Mobility
Project website: http://lifeonline.education/

Project coordinator: Bridgwater College, UK
Contact at Haaga-Helia: Sirpa Holmström

Duration: 2015 – 2018
Partners: Bridgwater College, Somerset Chamber of Commerce, CEBANIC, Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki Business College, EfVET-European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Srednja Sola za gostinstvo in turizem – Maribor (SSGT), Zavod za turizem Maribor Pohorje.
Funder: European Union, Erasmus+ programme