Over 120 analysis and surveys were made by more than 200 experts during the project, including the accumulation of data bases about leading enterprises and educational centres and surveys on topical issues. In addition, the skills assessment activities resulted in a user-friendly classification of competences for each of the 20 pilot sectors in 3 categories: 1) specific competences, 2) core competences, 3) managerial competences.
The skills assessment activities, carried out produced the following results regarding competence models, standard, skills, etc, found on the MyCompetence online portal:
- 20 sector competency models;
- 485 models of positions which are key for the sectors;
- 1,760 described tasks related to the job operation;
- 2,900 described and classified knowledge bits;
- 2,200 described and defined skills;
- 3,560 identified and described competencies;
- 14,240 descriptions of the competence demonstration levels;
- 530 identified and classified competence assessment tools;
- 710 identified and classified competence development pathways;
- 2,300 specialties identified and classified by professional fields, vocational schools, universities and regions.
Overall, the benefits for the project's target groups were as expected, namely:
- Identifying the degree of compliance with workforce competence requirements and fostering favourable conditions for enhancing productivity and adaptability;
- Improving initial recruitment and continuously assessing workforce competence at company level;
- Increasing possibilities and workforce degree of participation in lifelong learning;
- Fostering favourable conditions for improving personal and company career perspectives and enhancing workforce employability and participation in the learning economy;
- Enhancing company activities for continuing vocational training based on an adequate staff competence assessment and the demand for VET;
- Improving employees' abilities to face the forthcoming challenges related to restructuring of the national economy and labour market;
- Encouraging investment in human capital both by employers and employees;
- Providing analytical information and forecasts about the demand for qualified workforce at sector and regional level for the purposes of secondary and tertiary education, vocational training, identification and management of labour market challenges and trends by the responsible state institutions.
In February 2017, BIA presented a newly developed electronic module “Personal profile of the job seeker” – web application for integrating MyCompetence’s system and the NEA information system. The developed module will give NEA the opportunity to deliver new high-quality services to every job seeker, who would be able to actively and effectively participate in the process of describing their skills, development and implementation of their recommended plan for development, and also to use free of charge, in their full functionality, all of the instruments for competence assessment and e-learning resources of MyCompetence.