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The Life Online project aims to contribute to Europe 2020 Strategy, Rethinking Education & Youth Guarantee by helping to address the high rates of youth unemployment and skills gaps. This is a three year project that will run from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018.
The project will develop a new online learning programme on employability and entrepreneurship, designing curricula and learning materials built on existing good practices. E-learning as a methodology is relatively under-utilised but is seen as an innovative medium to prepare young people for the world of work. This project seeks to close the skills gap, harnessing digital technologies to deliver employability/entrepreneurship skills in order to encourage young people to broaden their employment prospects.
Working closely with businesses is crucial to ensure the relevance of Life Online to business need. Research shows that European youth unemployment rates are still high. Young people need new employability skills to be attractive to employers and businesses either locally, nationally or internationally. Employers recognise that mobilities can provide more internationalised workers with new approaches and working methods, better language skills and cultural awareness.
The project began in September 2015 and the first transnational meeting was held in November 2015, hosted by Bridgwater College, which welcomed delegates from partner organisations across Europe. This was the first face-to-face introduction of all the partners involved in the project. The two day meeting agenda provided an overview of the project, including ‘setting the scene’ for the next three years, the main aims and objectives, and deciding on the five key competence areas.
The project partners are:
Catch up with all the latest project news by visiting the Life Online website