Kick-off meeting: reviewing the most important tasks, milestones, and the deadlines; discussing the Communicational Toolset Development; developing a questionnaire focusing on missing skills in the demand side.
The European Union puts an emphasis on raising productivity as an important factor in maintaining economic growth. In order to improve productivity, it is vital to offer products and services with a high added value, and for that purpose highly qualified employees are required. Companies and professional organisations in the RM industries have stressed the need to improve the soft skills of students in order to meet the requirements of the labour market. The engineers of the future have to accept that engineering problems – as well as their solutions – are embedded in complex social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic contexts. Engineers have to access, understand, evaluate, synthesise, and apply information and knowledge from engineering as well from as other fields of study. They have to find and achieve a synergy between technical and social systems.
ProSkill has a double purpose. From the one side it adopts a ‘skill ecosystem’ concept, looking at what (hard and soft) skills are missing in raw materials sector, which areas are affected by skill problems (shortages, mismatches and gaps) and what strategies can work. A high-skill ecosystem strategy supplemented with an action plan is developed. To ensure sustainability, the project focuses on the lecturers (‘train the trainer’). The main goal is to develop their knowledge about new and innovative educational techniques and to reshape the outdated curricula. On the other side, a pilot project is launched involving the colleges for advanced studies in partner HEIs. Short-term and longterm programmes help to implement the strategy with the targeted development of selected soft skills.
Our workplan in 2020…
Online dissemination activities, developing outreach materials: Roadmap, Brochure, Project Presentation. Improving the website.
Analysis of survey data and In-depth interviews and focus groups. Revealing the national solutions of talent management.
Development of a skill-ecosystem strategy based on the results of questionnaire survey and the interviews the skill-ecosystem strategy. National conferences on ‘Challenges of raw materials sector toward industry 4.0’.
Project meeting and Workshop on ‘Effective ways of mentoring and other best practices’. Local Workshops: ‘New and innovative teaching methods – reshaping of curricula with focusing on active learning and other solutions’.
Guest lecturers (ALUMNI and OLDTIMER), soft skills training and Inter-university field trip.
Thematic event connected to European Minerals Day. Workshop on ‘Digital Education Tools for Teachers and Students – Challenges in the education of generation Z and Alpha’. Mentoring program – supporting the students’ professional activity.
Guest lectures (ALUMNI and OLDTIMER) and soft skills training with the objective of enhancing soft skills of students (language, critical thinking, project management training) and hard skills to achieve higher competitiveness on the international market.
Spend a day with me! – one day program with a top manager initiative starts. Guest lectures (ALUMNI and OLDTIMER) and soft skills training. Workshop on the missing skills revealed in the market survey. The V4-SX program launch.
Guest lectures (ALUMNI and OLDTIMER) and soft skills training. Inter-university field trip.
Thematic event connected to European Researchers’ Night). Workshop on the missing skills revealed in the market survey. Guest lectures (ALUMNI and OLDTIMER) and soft skills training.
Final conference: the ProSkill consortium organise an international final interdisciplinary conference on promoting the skill-ecosystem strategy and other results in Miskolc.