In recent years there has been a notable shift in the skills required by employees by privileging soft skills over hard skills. Soft skills are currently described as some of the most important core competences. These competences represent a dynamic combination of cognitive and meta-cognitive skills, interpersonal, intellectual, emotional and practical skills which can be applied across employment contexts.
To help apprentices develop their soft skills, the DESSA project has created an apprentices guide, which includes ten assignments which give them the opportunity to develop their soft skills, gain valuable experience in a real working field environment and ultimately grow as a professional.
From July until October 2020, 5 students from each partner country will test these assignments and develop their soft skills. Each of them will pick at least five assignments that they can work on during their apprenticeship with the support of an experienced role model in their working environment, a natural mentor.
Stay tuned to find out more about the results of the pilot experimentation of the apprentices guide.
To see the apprentices guide press here