Last day of the Career Skills Project – what have we achieved

Today is the last day of the Career Skills Project. It’s been 3 years since we started this ambitious, challenging, and successful initiative, and looking back to see what we leave behind makes us satisfied and proud.

Our main product – the Career Skills Platform is a European online space, devoted to explaining, developing, and supporting career management skills in the lifespan. It includes a range of free tools, that will remain freely available until the end of 2025.

The open online training course has helped hundreds of users of all ages improve their key career skills. The 12 modules contain 360 exercises and are designed for all ages – from students to senior professionals, with a varied approach and individual pace of learning.

The assessment tool makes it easy for anyone to determine their skills level, and the structured career skills framework explains easily how we demonstrate career skills at Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.

The online map of career services includes over 540 registered career counselors and organizations. The map connects clients who need help finding a job or career change with those who offer a qualified career service free of charge.

The Network section allows career advisors to share their initiatives and good practices with the broader public.

We have promoted our products to thousands of users and organizations in Europe and received extremely positive and encouraging feedback.

The Career Skills Project helped thousands of users of all ages – from students to seniors – to improve their career management skills. It equips career counselors with ready-to-use free quality materials in 6 languages, targeted at 3 levels of learners. Thus, it supports the workforce to stay competitive and resilient in turbulent changes and provides evidence for future-looking career guidance policy.

The project impact report summarizes the main accomplishments of the project.

We presented the results of the initiative at final events in all partner countries, which involved more than 300 participants.

The project has been implemented by Business Foundation for Education/Фондация на бизнеса за образованието in Bulgaria, University of Jyväskylä – Jyväskylän yliopisto in Finland, Réseau International des Cités des métiers in France, Internationale Projekte – Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V. in Germany, IED Institute of Entrepreneurship Development in Greece and Aspire-igen Group in the UK.

We would like to thank you – career counselors, clients, learners, partners, experts, and stakeholders – for the great support and encouraging feedback! The show must go on!

The Career Skills Project is a Forward-Looking Cooperation Project, funded with the support of the European Commission, No: 612877-EPP-1-2019-1-BG-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD.