Young LEADERship qualities for all VET students through soft skills training

The Soft skills learning game we want to develop in this project will focus on the soft skills most needed by students and young people starting out in the real world of work (based on desk research and needs analysis to be performed by the partners and the students themselves) and will include different types of learning resources and tools - the more "traditional" reading resources will be kept to a minimum and be supported by real-world, decision-making scenarios exercises in a game, which based on recent research keep learners engaged and motivated and allows them to explore and practice new skills. If today's young people want to have a strong position on tomorrow's job market then they will have to take control over their work, their career, their personal development and their lives, so they need to develop their soft skills and show some degree of young leadership in order to be able to continue to occupy their rightful place in the labor market. We want all European students to gain, at every level, insight into their qualities, knowledge on how to build up a professional network and dare to take control of their careers. They need to know how to be agile and follow developments in their work and take advantage of the opportunities that arise. Our students are the future leaders of tomorrow and their young leaderships skills are crucial in finding their position. This is what we want to achieve with this project, using an innovative form to teach this to VET students: the LEADER serious game.

The game will be hosted on the LEADER platform where all the results of the project will be presented.

The project is implemented by 7 organisations from 5 EU countries (Friesland College - coordinator, Stichting Business Development Friesland, 8D games  – the Netherlands, CEBANC Spain, Malta Business Foundation – Malta, Technical Education Copenhagen – Denmark, Spektrum Educational Center Foundation - Romania).

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Financial support: European Commission, Erasmus + Programme
Duration: 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2021
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