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On the 27th of March last, the European Commission moved one step closer to creating a European degree, a new type of voluntary joint programme between universities from different EU countries that will be recognised across the EU. This comes after the Commission presented a package to advance cross-border cooperation between higher education institutions (European Commission) (more…)

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Skills shortages in the European Union (EU) present a significant challenge to economic growth, competitiveness, and innovation. These shortages have occurred as a result of a misalignment between the skills possessed by the workforce and the skills demanded by employers. (more…)

Resilience, when viewed as a skill, can be defined as the ability to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to adversity, and maintain a positive outlook in the face of challenges. It encompasses the capacity to withstand and recover from stress, adversity, or trauma, while also learning and growing from these experiences (more…)

The debate over knowledge versus skills versus competencies is a longstanding one in education, training, and workforce development. Each term represents a different aspect of what individuals need to succeed in various fields, but they are often interconnected and interdependent. (more…)

Identifying and acknowledging your skillset is essential for personal and professional success. It provides a foundation for self-awareness, career planning, goal setting, effective communication, personal branding, continuous learning, confidence building, and adaptability. (more…)

This week we shine a light on the UK and the work the government is doing with educational partners to address the Skills Shortages and inspire the next generation.

As National Careers Week unfolds from March 4th to March 9th 2024, educational providers across the UK are poised to explore the nation’s robust commitment to lifelong learning through initiatives like Skills for Life. (more…)

“In today’s fast-paced world, the pursuit of knowledge and skill acquisition has never been more vital.”

The Irish Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) Simon Harris , welcomed a recent study shedding light on the growing trend of skill acquisition. Interestingly more than half of those surveyed in Ireland have embraced the challenge of learning a new skill this year, marking a significant stride towards personal and professional development. (more…)