Unemployed and Underemployed Higher Education Graduates for Work 4.0
‘Reboot - Rebooting, Re-rooting and Re-skilling Unemployed and Underemployed Higher Education Graduates for Work 4.0’ is a European project co-funded by the Erasmus+Programme of the European Commission. The project aims to increase the employability potential of the unemployed and underemployed Higher Education graduates by upskilling and developing relevant and high-quality skills and competencies for Work 4.0 in 5 future oriented competence clusters, as well as their ability to recognise and demonstrate these skills. Unemployment and underemployment among graduates have increased in the EU during the past decade. Long-term unemployment increases difficulties to return to work, placing the graduates at risk of social exclusion, while on the other hand, “poorer” employment opportunities drive graduates to fragmented and short-term employment, low skilled jobs, and emigration.
It is thus crucial to re-skill unemployed and underemployed graduates in order to be successfully re-integrated in the labour market and respond to the diverse needs, the fluidity and change that characterizes it. The vehicle to facilitate this will be the Reboot online, non-formal training programme with a skill-competence testing tool, especially targeted for unemployed and underemployed Higher Education graduates, which goes beyond discipline-based knowledge and skills, into the acquisition or further development of skills directly related to the so-called non cognitive skills and competencies (e.g. problem solving, creativity, readiness for and adaptation to change, team-work etc.)
The Reboot training provision includes:
- innovative, attractive, easy to follow online training programme for Work 4.0 skills and competences;
- A competence self-testing tool;
- A Handbook with guidelines on how to implement the Reboot training.
*All training material will be soon available in the menu Online Training.
Target groups: Who will benefit?
Primary target group:
- Unemployed and underemployed Higher Education graduates (focusing on young graduates, women, +45 employees who have been redundant, and (young EU) migrants).
Secondary target groups are indicatively as follows:
- Higher Education Institutions;
- Career counsellors;
- Continuous VET and employment training organisations;
- Public/private manpower and employment bodies;
- Human resources actors.
Who is implementing Reboot
The Reboot project brings together 4 partners from 4 EU countries (Finland, Belgium, Greece, and the UK), mixing knowledge and expertise in the fields of education, labour-market needs, and skills development at professional level. The project is coordinated by Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK) in Finland. See the Reboot partners profiles in the menu Partners.