Key objectives of the project: Digital transformation is changing society and the economy. Digital technologies have long since found their way into numerous workplaces. To keep pace with the digital transformation, employees increasingly need well-developed digital skills. At the same time, employees with poor digital skills and those in semi-skilled jobs are at risk of losing out.

The aim of the project is to develop an innovative counseling method, the “CGC Roundabouts for Digital Transformation”, through which Career Guidance and Counselling (CGC) practitioners can improve guidance and counseling in the context of digital transformation. The aim is to facilitate the fit between the training needs of individuals and employers and the qualification offers of training providers through good professional guidance and counseling. The basis for this is both the knowledge and skills of the practitioners in the context of digitalization and their ability to counsel in multi-actor networks.

The method is being developed with the involvement of practitioners from the fields of guidance and counseling, continuing education, and company practice / human resource development. It supports counseling practitioners in harmonizing the digital competence needs of employees, companies and providers of continuing vocational training.

A method manual, a curriculum and seminars are being developed to accompany the method. The curriculum will be tested in the context of academic training and further education of counseling practitioners. By involving local networks of practitioners from the fields of counseling, continuing education and human resources in Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands, a high level of practical relevance and openness to adaptation in the national counseling context will be ensured.

The project will result in academically trained CGC practitioners having a greater impact on the digital transformation: They will learn how to effectively collaborate with all actors involved in digital training. As this is a new and wider understanding of Career Guidance, academic training for CGC practitioners and experts needs enhancement. Digital transformation is also a challenge for HE and study programs in this context. CGC practitioners as well as other professionals in the field (e. g. in-company trainers, HR experts, adult education experts) need a deeper understanding of the digital transformation and the needs in the labor market as well as the training offers and programs available. Academic training needs a digital transformation, and the project supports this for the HEI working in this field.

The call for network partners took place in February and March 2023. Here you can download a flyer with more information about the network call.

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