Nano Open Online Courses for Low Skilled Adults (ADU-NOOC), 2017-2019

Funding agency: EC Erasmus + programme, KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices Strategic Partnerships for adult education.

Project No: 2017-1-LT01-KA204-035199.

The main coordinator: National Association of Distance Education (NADE), Lithuania.

Participating countries: Lithuania, Spain, Ireland, Greece.

Project description:

In European dimension, an important issue that has still to be explored is the applicability in contexts where competences and skills owned by low qualified have to be considered. In this case, equivalence rules enabling a comprehensive comparison of qualifications from different education and training systems are often unavailable.

Low skilled were generally seen to have the same training needs as co-workers, usually because the business had ‘standard’ training provision in place for all employees. However, in a few instances, low skilled required different or additional training, most commonly to improve their social and job skills or to address cultural and communications issues.

Project aims to engage low skilled adults for recognition of the existing skills and competences and to develop new skills and competences by taking NOOCs method based training programme.

ADU-NOOC will assure the recognition of the existing competencies by using assessment tool and will encourage the development of new competencies for low skilled people in Europe. According to the Strategic framework – Education & Training, 2020 Adult learning is crucial for low qualified people as they may require different skills from those that they used in their countries of origin for their new careers.