The project aims to deliver a range of outcomes. In the project they are called Intellectual outcomes. They are numbered IO1 to IO7. In the project we distinguish the following 7 deliverables:
Outcome 1: Literature review (IO1)
One of the first outputs we are working on is a review of theoretical frameworks, promising practice and actual needs based on literature, media and other resources. The academic training in the field of CGD (Career Guidance and Development) in the context op HRM (Human Resources Management) and HRD (Human Resources Development) asks for a well founded body of knowledge. The aim of this first outcome is to summarise the state of innovative research and development and higher education programs related to the project’s overall topic: career guidance and development for employees.
Outcome 2: Guidelines for innovative practice (IO2)
After a review of existing theory and practice the second outcome aims at gathering information on the current practices, needs and requirements of the project’s main target groups:
– experts and practitioners in the professional CGD and HRM/HRD field;
– lecturers and trainers in the educational field (HEI and VET);
– employees, VET students and participants in adult learning
The partnership considers it crucial to involve all three groups not only due to the fact that these groups’ involvement is regarded as essential in most of the partners countries’ strategic plans but also in order to give them a voice in terms of distinguishing what is needed.
Outcome 3: Developping a handbook and training resources (IO3)
The next step is to use the collected data coming from the first two outcomes to develop a didactical framework and program description for an (academic) curriculum on the projects main topic ‘Career guidance and development for employees.
Outcome 4: Course for counsellors and coaches, adaptation and piloting of the didactical framework (IO4)
This outcome aims to provide a didactical framework and course concept for the training of professionals in the CGD and HRD field. The aim is to equip profesisonals in both public and private settings with strategies and materials that supports them in facilitating career development within and between organisations. Within the project this outcome can be seen as a cross-sectoral element that bridges between the testing and implementation stage within Higher Education and the implementation into practice in enterprises.
Outcome 5: Development of a media centre (IO5)
All relevant content (materials and resources) collected in the development of the first 4 outcomes of the project will be made accessible by creating an online media centre. All relevant resources will be selected, categorised and tagged/indexed. The aim is to provide lecturers and students as well as practitioners with additional working materials in order to organize and shape the practical working process in working with their clients. The media centre will provide a variety of resources and materials (p.e. texts, clips, exercises, games) for lecturers, students and practitioners for their work in the field of career guidance and human resources development. Through the project’s lifespan the media centre’s database will be extended, e.g. by means of scripts for lectures, outcomes of group work of students, further video material provided by the partners and their networks.
Outcome 6: Web portal (IO6)
From the start of the project the partnership will work on the development, testing and implementation of a web portal that acts as a gateway and front end for information about the project, it’s progress and the media centre (IO5) through which the project’s target groups can get access to the project’s deliveries.
Outcome 7: Piloting, evaluation and recommendations for implementation of a Higher Education Course program (IO7)
The last outcome builds on the results of the previous six outcomes and focuses on piloting and evaluating the course that is developped. The end result of this step is to deliver recommendations based on the pilots for the implementation of the HE courses in the partner organisations and their networks.