Transversal skills are personal and inter-personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions, job performance and career prospects. While hard skills include job specific knowledge, transversal skills relate to a person’s ability to interact effectively with co-workers and customers and are broadly applicable both in and outside the workplace. They include arguments such as communication, listening, presenting, Team Working in diverse group, delegating, conflict resolution and negotiation, personal effectiveness, creative problem solving, strategic thinking, team building, influencing skills, to name a few. While it is generally acceptable that transversal skills have a major impact in employability, it has also been suggested that in a number of professions, they may be more important over the long term than occupational skills. EU in a large number of reports urges the development of transversal skills to all citizens, as they provide the opportunity to increase employability, entrepreneurship, personal and professional development and make major contribution to the financial growth and security. Even though there is considerable effort for developing transversal skills of managers and University graduates, educational materials and courses addressing the needs of disadvantaged groups such as low educational level unemployed or recently employed ones are almost not existent. The proposed project aiming at filling that gap by developing a blended learning (in part e-learning and in part traditional face to face) course, addressing the transversal skills development needs of disadvantaged groups of unemployed young people in the sport. By using the standard EU classification and terminology system, together with innovative educational tools , a course suitable for accreditation under EQF, providing for transferability and recognition of skills acquired all over Europe, covering a wide range of transversal skills, suited for several learning styles and learning disabilities and readily available to a wide range of training organization to use, will be developed. To the best of our knowledge there is no similar attempt. The course, based on EU standards, apart from the major impact it may have to reduction of unemployment and financial growth of several disadvantaged groups, it may also serve as model for all subsequent attempt in the field. The consortium, consisted from 5 organizations coming from 2 EU countries(IT,SK), 1 from not EU programme Countries(TR) 1 from South America Latin (PE) covers a wide geographical area and languages spoken by a large percentage of the population. It contains different types of organizations, such as NGO’s, technological companies, universities, vocational training institutes , ensuring the complementarity of the perspectives, requirements and contribution, thus providing for the high quality of the final outcome.
SMYTH PARTNER MEMBERS
ASD Margherita Sport e Vita
PAMIDA INTERNATIONAL SRO
UNIVERSITY OF USAK
UNIVERSIDAD INCA GARCILASO DE LA VEGA
USAK GENCLIK HIZMETLERI VE SPOR IL MUDURLUGU