The partners of Erasmus+ KA2 project LOASA (Learning Outcomes in Accordance with the Skills Agenda) recently held their second transnational project meeting at CIFEA de Molina de Segura in Murcia, Spain. During this meeting the project partners took some important steps towards improved quality and relevance of skills formation, and employability.
The LOASA partners jointly reviewed the units of learning outcomes that the educational partners had written, based on the framework that was established during a 5-day seminar in the Netherlands in November last year. Now adjustments can be made where needed before the pilot will start later this year.
The project partners also set quality criteria for the ways of assessing. They agreed on assessment methodologies so the learning outcomes can be recognized by the awarding body in the student’s home country.
Last but not least, the partners connected the New Skills Agenda for Europe to the units of learning outcomes. In 2016 the European Commission adopted the New Skills Agenda to boost employability, competitiveness and growth across the EU.
LOASA is a partnership between the worlds of work and education that aims to bridge the skills gap in Europe by co-developing units of learning outcomes that are based on ECVET principles and align with the New Skills Agenda for Europe.
Representing the world of work (companies, branch organisations, cooperatives, etc) are:
The participating VET organizations, all members of the Europea network, are:
By creating units of learning outcomes that are based on ECVET principles and align with the New Skills Agenda for Europe, the LOASA project serves three target groups:
Potential long term benefits of the LOASA project results include:
For more information, please contact
Mr. Jan Jeronimus, LOASA project manager