Develop a platform through which vocational education systems and the labor market, especially SMEs, communicate interactively

EU-Programme: Erasmus+
Coordination: Instanbul Valiligi (Turkey)

Duration: September 2019 – December 2021




European education and training systems continue to fall short in providing the right skills for
employability, and are not working adequately with business or employers to bring the learning
experience closer to the reality of the working environment.

Skills mismatch refers to a discrepancy between the demand and supply of skills on the labour
market. In other words a situation in which the skills sought by employers are different from the skills offered by job-seekers or workers.

In order to achieve excellence in VET, curricula must be systematically renewed, delivery must be constantly modernized and businesses, especially SMEs, must be actively involved. VET must be able to react to the demand for advanced vocational skills, tailored to the regional economic context.

Within this context given, this project aims to develop a platform through which vocational education systems and the labour market, especially the SMEs, communicate interactively, while one side voting for/valuing the skills they need and the other side, that’s the vocational systems answers by updating the current curriculum. Also, the training content developed on skills analysis and mapping through the ECVET Skills Platform is considered to serve the quality of vocational education and training systems, giving the experts responsible for teaching technical skills the mission of teaching also the personal and conceptual skills.

The project aims at creating a channel among the members of the target group to keep them updated about the needs and requirements of the firms and the provided skills at educational institutions.

Establishing a vocational education and training curriculum and extensive content by using an online web portal to develop a system for skills and qualifications that are supposed to be based on the needs of the labour markets is the innovative wall of the project. One of the pioneering innovative elements will be enabling countries to obtain the skill ranking of CNC machining.

The proposed web portal can be seen as one of the most key innovations of the project, since it will be accessible by all related stakeholders.

Project Nº 2019-1-TR01-KA202-077191

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.