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