Dec 15, 2023 | Events, News

Organized by Maggioli Spa

On November 23, 2023, LEADs, in partnership with Maggioli Spa, hosted its 7th Workshop, exploring “VET-Oriented Reskilling in the domain of Advanced Digital Skills leveraging Microcredentials and MOOCs.” The event, conducted online, tackled the critical issue of ensuring the availability of recognized micro-credentials, short-term courses, and online learning options to meet the demands of both industry and learners.

Workshop Highlights:

Centered around VET-oriented reskilling, the workshop explored innovative approaches such as microcredentials and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These tools were identified as catalysts for swiftly adapting educational programs to the dynamic demand for digital skills. Participants engaged in discussions on the potential of these flexible learning options to empower ICT professionals in acquiring new skills and staying relevant in their industries.

Key Topics Discussed:

  • Integration of Microcredentials and MOOCs in the European educational framework and political context.
  • Effective integration of microcredentials and MOOCs into existing curriculum and programs by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and VET providers.
  • Stakeholders’ roles in ensuring the recognition and value of skills acquired through microcredentials and MOOCs in the job market.
  • The role played by microcredentials in supporting labor-market-related and employment-relevant education, training, and learning for ADS skills.
  • Designing microcredentials to align with industry needs and provide learners with practical, job-relevant ADS skills.
  • Incentives for the wider development of courses and microcredentials from both the public and private sectors.

Access Workshop Resources:

For those who missed the event or wish to revisit the insightful discussions, the recording of the workshop and presentation slides from the distinguished speakers are now available.