Boosting Human Capital in the 21st Century | 2 Mers Seas Zeeën

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Boosting Human Capital in the 21st Century

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Belgium/Flanders

Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij West-Vlaanderen

Lead partner

address

France

Contact

Project budget

3 760 208

ERDF amount

2 256 125

ERDF rate

60%

Start date

01/04/2019

End date

31/07/2022

Common challenge

Unemployment rates of low-skilled people (level 1-2 in the EU Qualification Framework) in the 2 Seas region remain high, while there is a continuously growing number of operational job openings amongst others in the manufacturing sector. A study of DG Employment and Social Affairs (2015) mentions that a common cause is skills mismatch, either because there are not enough jobseekers with the necessary skills to fill open vacancies or because job requirements by employers do not fit with the competences of jobseekers. This study advises EU members to train the (un)employed. However, learnercentred training is underused in the manufacturing industry, training doesn’t account for barriers to learning experienced by low-skilled people (LSP) and fails to provide solutions to overcome these challenges (Nielson, 2011). Therefore vocational training services for the manufacturing sector in the 2 Seas Region need modernisation by combining expertise of work and education (Marope et al., 2015).

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding (VDAB)

England

MidKent College

England

Kent County Council

Belgium/Flanders

Skilliant

England

University of Greenwich

Belgium/Flanders

Sirris

England

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations

France

Sud Concept Hauts-de-France

France

CETIM

France

Maison pour l’Entreprise l’Emploi et la Formation Santerre Haute Somme

Belgium/Flanders

KU Leuven Campus KULAK Kortrijk

Observers

France

Pôle Emploi Hauts-de-France

Belgium/Flanders

Sterpunt Inclusief Ondernemen

Belgium/Flanders

Vormingsfonds voor Uitzendkrachten (VFU)

England

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)