Methodology and workplan

The workplan clarifies the results to be achieved and details the activities proposed to attain these results as well as outline the resources required to implement these planned activities.

The work plan in SELPRAF project is structured in seven work packages (WP):

WP1: Needs Analysis for Competences and Skills on the Labour Market
The aim of the WP1 is to determine the level of previously acquired knowledge within the target group (unemployed people with the minimum 4th level of education), as well as the knowledge needed for an efficient transition to the labour market, and the knowledge needed to join a practice firm. This mainly refers to the identification of the key competences for personal fulfillment, active citizenship, social cohesion, and above all employability in a knowledge society.

WP2: Transferring the Concept of Practice Firms to the Labour Market
The aim of WP2 is to develop a SELPRAF Training Programme tailored to the project target group, i.e. the job seekers in Slovenia and Croatia. Specific infrastructure needs to be established to this end. We will transfer the innovation – practice firm established within the Slovenian VET system – to the labour market (sectorial transfer), and we will also transfer a tailored SELPRAF Training Programme from Slovenia to Croatia (geographic transfer). To facilitate the sectorial transfer, innovation needs to be tailored to the target group and upgraded with modern e-learning technology. The geographic transfer of innovation refers to the transfer of an already tailored SELPRAF Training Programme from Slovenia to Croatia, keeping in mind that further adjustments will have to be implemented to meet the specific needs in Croatia. In the process of tailoring the existing training model through the practice firm for the specific target group the following has to be taken into account: previously acquired knowledge of the unemployed, identification of the key competences and specification of knowledge required to qualify for a practice firm. Key thematic fields (key competences) of the teaching curriculum will be defined on the basis of the results of analyses carried out in the framework of the WP1.

WP3: Development of e-learning content
The aim of WP3 is to develop e-learning content that, on the basis of the results of WP1, will cover the four key competences in accordance with the European Reference Framework (Key competences for lifelong learning, 2007): (1) Communication in the mother tongue (2) Communication in foreign languages, (3) Digital competence, and (4) Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. The study from WP1 will determine to what extent the individual competences will be included in the learning content (SELPRAF Training Programme).

WP4: Training of the target group
The aim of this work package is to evaluate the developed SELPRAF Training Programme and to train the target group in acquisition of the four key competencies that will be selected according to our survey from the first work package and at the same time to check the relevancy level of the chosen topics and new innovative teaching method (Practice Firm).

WP5: Validation and Evaluation
The aim of WP5 is to: (1) validate the effectiveness of the SELPRAF Training Programme (i.e. computer-based training for employability through simulated scenarios) with representative end-users in terms of the improvement of targeted skills knowledge, and personal attributes; (2) evaluate the interaction design of the infrastructure of SELPRAF Training Programme with representative end-users, thereby enabling early identification of usability problems (UPs) as well as user experience (UX) profiles and thus redesign proposals to improve the prototype.

WP6: Dissemination and Exploitation
All partners will be responsible for disseminating and exploiting the project. All details regarding the lay-outs of promotional materials, media information, articles, etc. will be fixed at the first partnership meeting and the following of these rules will be monitored by the leading applicant.

WP7: Management of the Consortium and Quality Assurance.
The primary mechanism to keep the project manageable by simple means is the responsibility of individual partners for major self-contained components. The role of each partner is clearly defined in each work package and is in line with the technical and exploitation potential of the corresponding partner. Concerning our collaboration, standard management techniques (periodic internal progress reports and milestone checking) as well as web tools will be used as appropriate.