1.Personal development skills:
Personal development skills are essential life and employment skills, especially in this time of fast changing economic landscape and include soft skills such as coping with uncertainty, ambiguity and risk, learning through experience, embracing change, eliminate resistance or fear, self-promotion and others. Therefore, in order to achieve competitiveness in the labor market and enhance future employability, it is important to develop those skills that not only will grow your personality and character, but also your attitude and performance in workplace environment.
2.Working with others:
Working effectively with other people in a group or a team is a skill valued highly by community and educational organizations, as well as employers. Working in a group is about contributing ideas, listening and receiving feedback, and leading or following as appropriate. Collaborating, communicating effectively (including social media communication and digital social skills), team-working, cooperating are important transversal skills for the workplace environment.
3.Conceptualizing and transforming ideas into business options and entrepreneurial opportunities:
Modern, knowledge-based economies require people with higher and more relevant skills. The ability to develop ideas, creating concepts and transform them into options and opportunities that can be realized are the core competencies for creative and innovative thinking. In this context, skills like identifying a need or a problem, prioritize, initiative taking, envisioning, planning, mobilizing and managing resources and entrepreneurial thinking are crucial for someone to have in order to be more attractive and successful in a workplace environment.
4.Work-based approach on entrepreneurial & transversal skills learning tailored to young professionals and job market needs:
the workplace is shifting from traditional structures into innovative ones where physical presence on the job location is not necessary and companies are adopting virtual employment methods. In this context, the project will form new partnerships and develop new teaching and assessment methods for virtual employment and work-based learning. Work-based learning, an instructional strategy, can provide trainees with a variety of experiences that are designed to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and the world of work. At the same time, the remote internship will give the ability to the project to provide a large number of internships and direct beneficiaries. The trainees will have the opportunity to test transversal skills as critical & innovative thinking, interpersonal skills, envisioning & initiative taking, collaborating, media literacy and etc. through the new model of virtual employment and working from home of from a remote professional setting without physical presence in the job location.