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The first Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) online training

Business Foundation for Education is the entity responsible for the implementation of the training and certification program for career professionals Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) in Bulgaria since its establishment and for the first time in these 15 years the training has been delivered online due to the COVID-19 conditions and restrictions. 12 professionals from institutions and public and private organizations and career services providers participated.

It has been a serious challenge and more than a usual training. We had to be very careful, flexible and persistent in order to allow no compromise with the aims of the training program and the quality of the process for all participants. We have many conclusions and ideas based on these training sessions which are really important for our future work. And we appreciate highly and are very grateful the 12 professionals who have taken part in this unexpected endeavor for their professional attitude and involvement.

Ensuring high quality career services in online environment and elaborating methodologies and tools to support this process are among the objectives of Business Foundation for Education for more than a decade already. Throughout the years we discuss them with the career practitioners’ community, we organize and conduct events, we implement projects, including one recognized by the European Commission as success story on European level and several as best practices on national levels, we elaborate training programs, instruments, platforms.

 

 

 

 

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Level Up project final meeting

The Level Up project partners conducted their final meeting online on June 9th and 10th.

It has been almost 3 years since the start of the project, which aims at promoting vocational education and training (VET) to young people as a first choice.

The Erasmus+ funded initiative is coordinated by Aspire-Igen in the UK and includes also Caped Koala Studios, the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland, the Business Foundation for Education in Bulgaria, the Government Office of Békés County in Hungary, SATAEDU in Finland and VHS-Cham in Germany.

Level Up final meeting online

 The partnership has developed the mobile applicationLevel Up to VET which helps the young people make more informed choices around VET careers. 

The game gives them a chance to explore a number of jobs, such as Carer, Hair and beauty therapist, Construction worker, Mechanic, Sports therapist and Sous chef.

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 Players learn about job specifics, make decisions and check their knowledge in quizzes, in order to progress in their career pathways.

The game is available for Android and IOS and is currently translated in all partner languages. In July it will be officially presented and piloted with users.

 

 

Level Up game

Additionally, aplatform with useful labour market information and other useful resources will help career guidance practitioner s promote the benefits and opportunities in the VET jobs.

The consortium has also collected an Ebook with best practices of game-based learning application in careers guidance  aiming to encourage European educators and career guidance to take better advantage of this approach, which makes learning more attractive for the students.

For more information, see theproject website andFacebook page .

 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Project No: 2017-1-UK01-KA202-036643.



WINGS project meeting in Valencia

On February 11th and 12th, the WINGS partnership met in Valencia, Spain, to discuss the progress of the project activities and to plan its next tasks.

Wings Valencia

One of the main objectives of the meeting was to discuss the work on the learning scenarios of the serious games for internationalization of startups.

The games will complement the six teaching modules, which the partnership has been developing in the last months:

  • Global Entrepreneurship Mindset
  • Core Competences of Entrepreneurship
  • Management of Uncertainty
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Marketing Skills
  • Business Skills.

More information about the project is available on the website https://wings.erasmus.site/ and on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wings.entrepreneurship.games/

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