EPALE Resource Kit - Skills Revolution
A strong skill set opens opportunities to individuals, provides a safety net in ever-changing times, and promotes inclusion. The Commission’s initiative on individual learning accounts and on micro-credentials aims to ensure that everyone has access to relevant training opportunities, tailored to their needs, throughout life. The learners as unique individuals are directly at the centre of skills development, allowing for dynamic upskilling and education across their entire lifelong learning journey.
In 2022, EPALE is dedicating an entire thematic focus to this revolution in skills, collecting experiences and reflections on the development of innovative approaches that will transform adult learning.
Now, also in the light of the recent announcement by EC President Ursula von der Leyen that 2023 will be the European Year of Skills, we offer you this Resource Kit, to have a look at what has been produced on EPALE so far and prepare for the year ahead!
In the first part of the kit, you will find a series of reflections and narratives, which will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of some of the key issues at stake. To enter the topic, we offer you a truly must-read: an article providing an overview of the main policies and initiatives on skills held in Europe in the past years. We then suggest different perspectives on skills: an inspiring Community Story highlighting the importance of self-awareness to achieve personal and career goals; a glance at the changes in skills required by automation; a case for life skills and green competence.
The second part of the kit provides a series of tools and practices to assist you in your practical work. We have selected a project aimed at improving employability and key competencies of migrants, starting with their linguistic skills; a handbook to favour a culture of learning in the workplace; a series of resources to improve access to the labour market for People with Intellectual Disabilities; and finally, OERs contributing to the professionalisation of validation practitioners.