THE CONTEXT OF THE WEB APP.
“On a European level recent progress has been made to facilitate the development of digital tools which address some of these challenges. This includes the development of ESCO to make understanding different professions easier through the harmonisation of job and skills profiles, the ongoing work surrounding increasing access to open data sources (including LMI) through the European Data Portal and the launch of the Skills Panorama by CEDEFOP to highlight LMSI trends and future job growth across Europe. However, despite their obvious potential, these tools remain remote from many end-users and, as a result, have not yet been fully exploited. The purpose of this project, therefore, is to develop and test the feasibility of an app which bridges this gap, enabling EU level data and tools on LMS”
HOW THE APP WORKS
The Smart LMI Web App makes use of a range of EU LMI Data Sources and functions in order to support users in order to:
- Develop a single digital solution for delivering LMSI within careers guidance
- Help careers practitioners and their clients curate information around emerging job trends, changes to the labour market etc., in order to understand how best to manage their skills to meet this
- Explore cutting-edge ways to exploit open-data and new technology (particularly in reference to LMSI and European tools) to add functionality to traditional skills self-assessments
- To develop a prototype app for the exploitation of LMI, ESCO etc. in careers guidance.
To engage with this, the Smart LMI Web App is designed to help support a range of European LMI platforms, including:
The Web App supports use of the EUROPASS Curriculum Vitae Composer to provide the user with a structured, formatted and re-usable CV to help make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood across Europe.
Once an initial Europass CV has been generated, the user can continue to improve upon their CV by adding more details through the Web App.
Users can also import the PDF of their CV generated through the Web App back into the Europass platform to continue to develop it from within EUROPASS
A list of existing available job opportunities across Europe can also be accessed through the Smart LMI Web App. Relevant opportunities are presented based on CV data, additional user choices and desired employment elements (contracts, etc.).
To support this, the Smart LMI Web App makes use of the the EURES platform, with job entries linked to the relevant opportunity on the EURES website, where the user can access details re application, or apply directly.
JOB ROLE INFORMATION
Information about different occupations can be accessed by users through the Smart LMI Web App to help provide them with relevant information to inform job-seeking activities and career decisions.
Essential skills and competencies, as well as optional skills & competencies required for the occupation are provided through support of the ESCO database.
LMI data about the occupation in question is supported through use of the Cedefop Skills Panorama resource, including average salary, forecasted growth, main areas and countries of interest, etc.
An iteration of the Web App is currently available at http://app.smartlmi.eu
Please note however, that the current iteration of the Web App is in beta testing and so is not representative of the final Web App, which will be available at the end of the project.
Tool Assessment Report
An additional output for the Smart LMI project includes this report, which provides a tool assessment of the SMART LMI app with a focus on:
- A summary of the technical challenges in the build
- Recommendations on further points for improvement to make embedding digital uses of LMSI, Skills Assessments etc. into the career guidance process easier for practitioners.
- Policy recommendations and suggestions for further investment in European tools.
- Recommendations on how the app can be taken from prototype form and mainstreamed.
This report also includes conclusions about the overall success of the projec, the feasibility of linking skills assessment, ESCO and LMI based on piloting and partner feedback, policy recommendations and additional development considerations and opportunities.
OTHER PROJECT OUTPUTS.
The Smart LMI Research Reports have also fed into additional project outputs, informing and supporting the development of assets such as the Smart LMI Web App and
This project was funded with the support of the European Commission. This project is the sole responsibility of the author and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. Agreement Number: 59011-EPP-1-2017-1-UK-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD