The Ipath2Upskilling platform is designed for both adult learners and for adult educators. Through the platform, adult learners will be able to access upskilling pathways in a flexible and personalised environment, with the guidance of professional educators, mentors, coaches and counsellors from different countries, in order to gain the skills needed in the labour market. Adult educators, on the other hand, will be able to support and guide learners and create special itineraries for their upskilling; they will also be able to can create networks, collaborations, exchange best practices, anticipate skills’ changes, participate in common actions and be visible at European level.
The innovativeness of this platform lies in the comprehensiveness of the tools and resources available, which includes, all in one place synchronous and asynchronous learning, personalised guidance, access to open resources and training centres, making it easier for learners to find the best solution to their training needs.
The Project proposes the iPath2UpSkilling Platform & Programme as an online innovative modular platform concept that will assure the professionals (educators, trainers & other personnel who support adult learners) with the adequate tools, resources & skills to guide & to assist the low-skilled & low-qualified adults on their path to upskilling, improving & extending the supply of high quality learning opportunities tailored to the needs of individual low- skilled/-qualified adults.
The main feature of this innovative iPath2UpSkilling Platform (O1) is the development of tailor-made itineraries as a part of the iPath2UpSkilling Programme (O2). The Programme assists the adult educators to firstly do profiling activities so that later to set up the most convenient training itinerary and a personalized pathway with activities that complement the capacities and resources made available to the adult trainee.
The professionals will use the iPath2UpSkilling Platform and its resources in their daily work with the low-skilled and low-qualified adults to grant access to upskilling pathways in a flexible and an individual manner, ensuring at the same time both online and in-person instruction. Online instruction will be given through online trainings and other Open Educational Resources existing on the Platform’s Library (O3). The in-person instruction will be ensured through online video guidance and coaching services and through the pointing out and giving a direction on the interactive online map towards specific Training Providers, Competence Assessment Centers and Second Chance Schools for Adults.