Qualifications and Certifications
of Competencies for a Sustainable Development
The aim of Pro-Competent! “Qualifications and certifications of Competencies for a Sustainable Development” project is to improve the quality of the evaluation system and certification of vocational competencies through the development of the institutional capacities of the Sectorial Committee and through centers for the evaluation and certification of vocational competencies acquired in non formal context.
Memorandum on lifelong learning and consultation processes initiated by the EU on lifelong learning in recent years supports competence-based learning and underlines the need for fundamental changes in understanding learning as a basis for lifelong learning: equal recognition of learning acquired in different contexts, and validation of learning acquired in non-formal and informal context. Developing assessment tools and procedures for recognition of competences and the introduction of portfolios of institutional requirements for a transparent European framework for evaluating professional qualifications are fundamental milestones in project activities. In this context, the project aim is to develop and test validation of assessment tools and professional competence of employees, obtained outside the formal education system
Since the training system in Romania still needs development to meet specific requirements of the knowledge-based society and the European labor market, according to the Lisbon Strategy, Romania decided to develop a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) coherent and transparent for initial training and for the continuing professional training and ensuring recognition of qualifications acquired in different contexts: formal, non-formal, informal. The development and effective implementation of the NQF, the project activities provide support to relevant institutions and their members, including specific training to develop their ability to perform tasks in the process of validation of qualifications.
The role of key actors in the field of CVT is to ensure qualifications relevance to society and for the labor market. The current developments in CNC and the fact that the structures involved have recently acquired this role, it is absolutely necessary assistance, guidance and their specific training (NATB employees, sectoral committees, training providers and companies) to meet the challenges of national strategies and to strengthen the institutional capacity of the system.
The project aims to achieve the Lisbon goal aiming at competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economic growth with more and better jobs and with greater social cohesion. At the same time takes into account the provisions of the Copenhagen Declaration (November 2002) claiming the European dimension, transparency, guidance, qualification recognition and quality assurance in training, and is focusing on development of education system and initial and continuous training to strengthen European cooperation in vocational training.
The project aims to develop institutional capacity of the system, including by supporting the creation of centers for professional competence assessment, guided by the needs of the labor market in the approached sector, and so can be seen the directly relevance of the project for the Romanian national policies as for the European ones.