Skills Intelligence Strategies for Career Guidance in Higher Education: Lifelong Learning and Agile Continuous Education for Employability

Sept 13-15 , Barcelona

The goal of the LTT sessions is to foster peer-learning, sharing of best-practice and build methodological and technical capacity across D-Reskill consortium institutions. Sessions are planned for teachers, researchers, and those interested in lifelong learning, agile continuous education and the role of skills alignment technologies and methodologies in higher education. The peer-learning and training sessions will be led by consortium participants including teachers, researchers, and technologists, and other European experts in the field of career guidance, skills intelligence and agile continuous education.

Training Themes:

1. Innovations in Skills Alignment and Career Guidance in HE: Skills demand analysis, Skills gap analysis, and Skills Mapping which highlights areas of an individual's skills profile where skill development may be needed.

2. EU Skills Database for training and labour (ESCO): Understanding the role of EU Skills Databases (ESCO), semantic standards for learning, and a standardised expression of verifiable knowledge and skills in developing innovative products and services in higher education.

3. Personalised Skills Matching for lifelong learners: using computer-aided decision tools for “ESCO-indexed” self positioning and training pathway development.

4. Designing the smart catalogue of training offers. Training for teachers/trainers on how to develop their training offer in terms of modules (microcredentials), rate the learning outcomes, and match it with the skills-demand in the labour market.

5. UX Design and Research: understanding the need for integrating user-experience research and human-centred design into the D-Reskill@U development process. D-Reskill@U LTT


● To accelerate institutional dialogue and generate new initiatives for designing and implementing learner-centred digital career guidance tools which feature skills alignment methods and tools.

● To develop institutional training and capacity-building on the conceptual, methodological, and technical guidelines for designing an ESCO-compatible smart digital course catalogue with associated micro-credential training pathways

● To maximise the impact and sustainability of the D-Reskill project through an active learning, teaching and training process to ensure visibility and continued project sustainability.

LTT Learning Outcomes:

After attending the LTT, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to: 1 1. develop and integrate skills alignment methods for course or program development into their professional practice, such as a skill gap analysis, linked with the ESCO database 2. develop an approach for micro-credential design, following a common European approach, including minimum standards and common criteria, for reskilling or upskilling in HE 3. align your professional practice with initiatives on a European level around skills intelligence, skills data spaces and agile forms of continuous education through re-skilling or up-skilling 4. create and integrate the use of Open Badges for upskilling or reskilling into your professional practice

Relation between LTT and D-Reskill Project Objectives

Teachers, researchers and educational leaders interested in agile continuous education will get training on recent developments of the D-Reskill@U consortium in skills alignment technologies and skills intelligence in higher education. The structure of the career guidance software, its interfaces, and its dynamic modelling will be demonstrated in great detail. This training in the principles and structure of the smart catalogue and career guidance software will be crucial in the long-term (after the end of the EU funding) when the software will be scaled and implemented across partner institutions. It will be an opportunity for participants to understand the conceptual, methodological and technical guidelines which underline the User Experience of the D-Reskill tool, including: (a.) skills alignment technologies (b.) identifying flexible and personalised learning pathways (c.) developing a smart course catalogue which is the core functionality of the career guidance tools.

Dates and Location

Sept 13-15 Poblenou, Barcelona (Can Jaumandreu)

Wednesday ( September 13) 10h-18h LTT Activity

Thursday ( September 14) 9h-1730h LTT Activity

Friday (September 15) 9h-13:30h LTT Activity

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