LYCEE MARIE GASQUET
We are living in an era of accelerated change in technology developments and society on the whole. As a consequence, the skills and competences needed for work and life in the 21st century are continuously evolving.
It is generally accepted that transversal skills have a profound effect on employability. Unemployment among young people thrives in EU. this project aims are to focus on transversal skills to increase the employability of youth.
At the international level, the free movement of workers within the EU has meant that borders between countries have been lessened which enables those, with the correct skills to find work in any country around Europe.
It is crucial that these skills will be identified and shared amongst our European students as this will increase their chances to obtain work in other EU countries, develop their cultural understanding of other EU countries, provide them with practical experience of business practices in the EU and the transversal skills that this entails, procure the most up to date skills and requirements and provide them with the platform to learn and share their experiences together.
To this end each school will pick a local company and will collect some data through a 10 question’s survey. It will form the main information source which students will survey in the creation of the “European Skills4Life Handbook”. The comparability of the data collected from the participating schools will provide practical methods and relevant opinions on the issue of employment skills and requirements for European future employees. Transnational cooperation will help them experience the diversity of European culture and the need to maintain unity. The project will be undertaken on a broad labour field with the 7 partner countries providing a relevant array of data from the whole Europe.
Moreover, students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and debates with other students of various countries and to be involved in face to face discussions about the present and the future of EU in context of employability and to visit local companies in their countries, equipping students with research skills and job searching technique to create innovative tools to support continuous development of learners' transversal skills, increasing the students’ motivation by encouraging collaboration and experience sharing, fostering creativity and peer assessment- to support teachers to practice the ability to work in interdisciplinary and multi-national teams with a direct impact on teaching quality by sharing methods, strategies, ideas-provide practical activities related to international mock interviews, CV and cover letter writing and working in another language.