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          Career Skills Project                                                                                                     of the tools to the benefit of career guidance industry  “It is very interesting. It will serve the public very well
                                                                                                                                    experts, practitioners and end users.                    and will immediately show the results that interest
                                                                                                                                    Some of the feedback which is most pertinent and useful
          In January 2020, the Erasmus+ Key Action 3 project, Career Skills Project was launched with the aim of
                                                                                                                                    for the consortium is summarised below.                  “There will be an exchange of practices, which is very
          organically growing into a unique Europe one-stop-shop that will help individuals understand, assess and
                                                                                                                                                                                             interesting, as one will be able to learn from the other
          develop their career management skills through a series of innovative tools. The Career Skills Project will
                                                                                                                                       “Given that there is no unified communication network
          produce 5 key products which will help the consortium to achieve its goal of becoming the go-to place where                                                                        and evolve”
                                                                                                                                       for career counsellors at the national level, I believe
          jobseekers can manage their career skills and support themselves towards gaining employment; and where                                                                          Many of these positive comments and feedback have not
                                                                                                                                       that this network can meet the needs of practitioners in
          career guidance experts, practitioners and centres can provide bespoke, up to date information about the ever-                                                                  only supported our initiative but have also given the
          changing European career landscape.                                                                                          the field.”
                                                                                                                                                                                          project partners an insight into the thoughts and opinions
                                                                                                                                       “It is very valuable for sharing experiences and good
                                                                                                                                                                                          of the intended end users and allowed us to adapt the
                                                                                                                                                                                          nuances of the career skills project’s innovative tools to
                                                                                                                                       “It will facilitate communication between professionals  the specific comments and feedback of the field research.
                                                                                                                                       and create a living and working network of career
                                                                                                                                                                                          The pertinence of the Career Skills platform and tools in
                                                                                                                                                                                          the era of Covid-19, economic downturns and the surge in
                                                                                                                                       “Video productions will facilitate the appropriation of  demand for career guidance is amplified greatly. The next
                                                                                                                                       MOOC for those who are furthest from employment. A  steps of the Career Skills project will be the development
                                                                                                                                       tutorial on how to use MOOC will also facilitate its use.”  of the 75-hour MOOC module content, which the
                                                                                                                                                                                          consortium expect to be finished by May 2021.
                                                                                                                                       “I would like to get more information to be able to
                                                                                                                                       assess those points. Generally, I find the catalogue
                                                                                                                                       useful for self-reflection and raising awareness of own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Andrew Stapleton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Euroguidance UK

          Between September and November 2020, the project      level policy makers, co-ordinators of career services
          consortium carried out field research and gathered input  administrations  and  heads  of  career  services  in
          and feedback from 110 career guidance experts,        universities and VET centres were contacted. The
          experienced practitioners and specialist career guidance  respondents in France included training managers,
          centres from across Europe. Each of the project partners  counsellors, research staff and the head of the Local
          contacted 20 career guidance experts and practitioners  Economic Development Office in a public authority. In
          from their own countries, and also gathered data from an  Germany, we engaged with career and education
          additional 10 external respondents from outside the   counsellors and management staff of adult education
          project consortium countries.                         centres.

          The profiles of the 110 experts were broadly defined based  Across the field research, the feedback was generally very
          on the type of input and feedback the field research  positive, regarding all aspects of the Career Skills platform
          intended to generate, and the decisions it informed within  and project outputs. The overall consensus from the
          the project activities and development of the Career Skills  participants was that the Career Skills project provides a
          tools. Each of the respondents was asked to complete a  comprehensive set of tools which complement each other
          questionnaire                                         well and address a growing need within the European
                                                                career guidance sector. The feedback received from the
          The broad selection of respondents included experts from
                                                                experts and career guidance practitioners was both
          NAVET and a CEDEFOP expert group, as well as career
                                                                approving and constructive, with many of the comments
          guidance professors, trainers and practitioners with more
                                                                which supported the multiple-choice feedback expanding
          than 20 years of practical experience in the field from a  on how the project consortium could improve some areas�
          range of diverse areas. In Finland, national and regional

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