CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS: A NEW LITERACY FOR EMPLOYMENT

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS: A NEW LITERACY FOR EMPLOYMENT
June 8, 2018 dmh

The ​ACUMEN consortium comprises 9 partners representing 8 EU Member States. This is co-funded by 
The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

The consortium is led by the European Learning Network in the UK and supported by Meath Community Rural & Social Development Partnership (IE); Synthesis Centre for Education and Research (CY); Libera Universita Maria SS Assunta (IT); BEST  Institut fur Berufsbezogene Weiterbilding und Personaltraining GmbH (AT); Future In Perspective (IE); ttg team training GmbH (DE); Innoventum Oy (FI) and Reintegra (CZ). This short webcast from the Final Conference of the Acumen project in London introduces the project and sets the scene for embedding career management skills across the lifecourse – https://www.acumen.website/en/final-conference/:action/view/eventid/134 

The Career Management Skills Framework for Scotland, published in July 2012, describes career management skills set around 4 themes of Self; Strengths; Horizons; Networks. This framework will be the basis for the ACUMEN project and consortium partners will develop a complete suite of tools and resources that address each of the above themes and support adults within the workforce or those seeking employment to identify an appropriate career progression pathway. 

The consortium partners propose the development of career management skills and resources that considers:

  • ​career management as a subject to be taught
  • as a set of competences to be developed and updated
  • a skill set to be used and re-used throughout one’s working life

It considers career management skills as key factors that will ultimately define the achievement or non-achievement of a sustainable career. It sees career management skills as key determinants of social and economic well-being. Traditional career guidance, although still relevant and important as a school-based or institution-based service, is wholly unsuitable to meet the needs of adults already in the workforce. There is a considerable gap in the market for freely available and easily accessible career management training resources to help adults take control of their own career path.

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“The 21st Century has brought both challenges and opportunities. Individuals will be expected to be prepared, develop skills to respond to changing circumstances, and in their work places they will be expected to self-manage even more.

We believe that traditional career guidance, although still relevant and important as a school-based or institution-based service, is wholly unsuitable to meet the needs of adults already in the workforce. There is a considerable gap in the market for freely available and easily accessible career management training resources to help adults take control of their own career path.

ACUMEN will provide a wide range of educational materials that are designed and developed with the latest digital technologies and platforms in mind. Career management is a learning area that is targeted at adults in the workforce who are removed from traditional institution-based provision.

In fact, ACUMEN will allow individuals to take control of change – ensuring that better changes create better results and, ultimately, a more rewarding career and future.”

For more information, please visit us: http://www.acumen.website/en/home/

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