Competence evaluation and training
main policy focus of COMPETE is to contribute towards addressing problems
associated with skills gaps that are constraining the drive towards European
competitiveness and social cohesion. Five indicative ‘scenarios of use’
(see concept) are identified which incorporate
key target user groups in typical settings. These exemplify problems of
‘skills gaps’ affecting labour mobility and economic competitiveness in
the EU. The services provided for the five scenarios of use focus on the
‘COMPETE toolkit’. This is comprised of the following:
would be delivered through the European Skills Development Network (Cullen
2001, pp. 4, 6f.).
tools, to help users define their specific skills needs;
tools that make sense of the elicitation data (for example to conduct skills
tools to make the diagnostic outcomes meaningful (for example to produce
a ‘skills profile’);
analysis and support tools (for example to help users make a choice between
Warehouse, containing data on jobs, labour market information, on-line
assessment systems, skills data;
and data mining tools, to match user needs to the information contained
in the warehouse.
conceptual background, methodology and implications of the COMPETE toolkit
are set out in the conclusions of the final report (Cullen
2001, pp. 25-69).
also project info on COMPETE.