Yesterday, on Thursday, February 1st, we hosted a multiplier event for the Digital Job Onboarding project at Fenice Academy – Fondazione Fenice. The event drew participation from both the live audience and over 160 online viewers via streaming! It sparked great interest, triggered insightful questions, and fueled curiosity among the attendees. Thank you to everyone who joined us at this event!
We are thrilled to share some exciting news from the Digital Job Onboarding project in Italy! 3 groups of enthusiastic students successfully completed the proposed training.
Thanks to this training, participants have gained fundamental skills to confidently enter the job market, ranging from using digital tools to understanding modern business dynamics.
The culmination of the Digital Job Onboarding training for each group was to successfully conceptualize, execute, and present a practical project. In these projects, students applied the skills they acquired in the realms of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and digital tool utilization.
Congratulations to all the participants for their outstanding projects and for embodying the spirit of innovation and adaptability!
Great news! The training implementation phase of the Digital Job Onboarding project is in full swing and now covers all partner countries. By the end of January 2024, this crucial phase will be completed, and the committed young people will receive their well-deserved certificates. A significant milestone on the way to promoting digital skills and career entry! We look forward to seeing the success and progress of these motivated participants.
The DigComp 2.2 framework describes the necessary skills and competencies needed to thrive in the digital sphere. It includes more than 250 new examples of knowledge, skills and attitudes for all to improve their digital skills.
The post-pandemic job market demands a fresh approach to onboarding young people, with a strong focus on digital and soft skills development. Embracing the digital transformation while nurturing essential interpersonal capabilities will help youth succeed in their careers and contribute positively to their organizations.
DJO Digital Onboarding project stands in this context as a real and effective support for young people looking for work. The international partnership has designed and planned a suitable training course in line with the needs identified.
Join the Journey: We encourage everyone to support this essential project and stay tuned for updates as we progress. Together, let’s create a world where digital opportunities are accessible to all!
Following the successful #DJO multiplier event in Cyprus, addressed to young learners, innovative employers, VET trainers, educators and relevant networks, the project partners continue their hard work by entering the implementation phase!
We are currently working on the #curricula and learning materials for the training course. There will be 5 #modules in this course: Digital Tools New forms of work and work organisation Personal work life Professional social responsibility in Social Media Security aspects
A European joint education project enhances employability and digital job onboarding of young job-seeking Europeans is published at Iated Digital Library now. Authors Reija Anckar Irma Makarainen-Suni Anna Lahtinen (Ruohonen) Abstract View (iated.org)
The training material for NEETs has been elaborated by project partners in close collaboration: 3 months of cooperation for the preparation of 5 modules to help young people to improve their digital and work skills.
The modules are:
1. Digital tools
2. New forms of work and work organisation
3. Personal working life
4. Professional social responsibility in social media
The project Digital Job Onboarding – DJ will design trainings on digital job onboarding for young, unemployed people in Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, and Italy.
There will be five online modules: digital tools, the new forms and organisation of work, personal work life, professional responsibility in social media, and security. They will be run in spring 2023.
European companies were interviewed on job onboarding. Digital skills such as a good command of MS Office, video conferencing programs, and browsers are crucial at work. On top of that, soft skills, e.g. self-organisation, teamwork, networking and ecological actions are valued, too.
How is the onboarding process changing in our digital era? Which are the most beneficial digital skills required in the workplace?
The #DJ project focuses on the new digital competencies required by the labour market.
During the past months, all the partners investigated this issue, collecting information among the youngest population, to better understand their digital skills and to explore their expectations regarding the work insertion, through a survey. Which are better mastered and which need further training? More than 200 youths, from the four partners’ countries, answered our questions.
On the other hand, we involved almost 250 firms in the survey. Among them, 40 companies that act daily with digital tools, accepted to speak with us and narrate their daily challenges in this evolving world.
Currently, the partners’ consortium is working towards producing a #study through collecting data to determine a clear picture of the current situation of #digitalisation in the workplace, in the #EU and in the partner countries, and to find out what young people need!
During March 31 – April 1, 2022, the DJ partners met in Kapfenberg, Austria for the first transnational meeting of the project.
The consortium kicked-off the project by presenting the project results planned, including the study on digital skills in the workplace, the training course development, and the training course implementation.
The #DJproject – Digital Job Onboarding – directly addresses #digitaltransformation through development of #digitalreadiness, resilience and capacity, through operating at the intersection of digital divide and digital #labour market transformation and the needs of unemployed #youngpeople. Also, it overlaps with the vulnerable group of #NEETs (young people neither in employment nor in education and training) and other young people at risk of marginalisation.
DJ also addresses the priority #Environment and fight against climate change through a training programme for work-related sustainability innovation projects.
With the #COVID‐19 pandemic accelerating the digital transition, the digital skills gap became a key determinant in the employability of young people and their ability to seize the opportunities stemming from this transition. Targeted upskilling helps young people respond to the growing demand for digital skills and addresses the digital divide.” (EC 2020). DJ’s goal is to help young people who have been left behind during the pandemic to activate their career potential with a special focus on new forms of digital working – an important step to reduce youth unemployment rate, which is twice as high as the general unemployment rate in the EU.