Within the CERTIFY project we are undertaking a survey in order to:
Map the state of art of the recruiting system in the cultural and creative sectors in six partner countries, including Italy, United Kingdom, Greece, Austria, Lithuania and Belgium.
Compare the skills acquired through the completion of the formal education systems with those required by the cultural and creative labour market in each country.
The project will utilise this data to develop a range of tools and training programmes designed to aid the recognition of transversal skills and key competences, considering how to better use them in the job-seeking process.
The survey has been translated in all partners’ languages and is now open.
20 participants from 7 European Countries will be involved in the first training mobility of the CERTIFY Project from Monday the 16th of December to Friday the 20th.
Dr Antonia Liguori (Lecturer in Applied Storytelling at Loughborough University and PI on the project) and Dr Lyndsey Bakewell (Lecturer in Drama and Co-I from De Montfort University) will facilitate a 5-day Digital Storytelling training workshop aimed at sharing this creative practice with two adult learners from each country involved in the project.
The CERTIFY project seeks to help individuals wanting to work in the Cultural and Creative sectors, considered to be a sector for investment by the European Commission, by developing and testing a new methodology based on digital tools for people to identify and recognise their transversal skills, as identified in the 2020 strategy.
All participants will be involved in another training activity in May so to be able to then deliver themselves Digital Storytelling workshops in their own country.
The digital stories produced will be included in a collection of open educational resources and new intellectual outputs for adult education.
With the kick-off meeting hosted by Loughborough University on the 4th and the 5th of November in their main campus in the Midlands, the CERTIFY project partners officially started to plan a series of activities that will include a Digital Storytelling training workshop in December and a Mentoring programme in May for a group of around 20 adult learners from 7 European Countries.
This project will help individuals wanting to work in the Cultural and Creative sectors by developing and testing a new methodology based on digital tools for people to identify and recognise their transversal skills, as identified in the 2020 strategy.
Watch out for news about the first training course being organised by the team on applied storytelling from 16 to 20 December.