Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(4), pp. 537 - 543
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050402
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NEETin with ICT


Barbas Maria 1,2,*, Branco Paulo 3, Loureiro Ana 4, Matos Pedro 5
1 School of Education of Porto, Portugal
2 Open University (UAb), Portugal
3 Department of Educational Technologies, the Polytechnic Institute of Santarem, Higher School of Education, Portugal
4 Department of Educative Technologies, the Polytechnic Institute of Santarem, Higher School of Education, Portugal
5 The Polytechnic Institute of Santarem, Higher School of Education, Portugal

ABSTRACT

Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) outlines that 49% of EU citizens identified "job creation" and 33% identified "education and skills" as the top priorities for science and technology innovation over the next fifteen years. Both documents justify the needs in Europe for the ICT field especially for the NEET (not in education, employment or training) citizens. On the other hand, Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (GC4DJ) in Europe identifies: the training and matching digital jobs; certification; innovative learning and teaching; mobility; awareness raising; increasing effectiveness of education; increasing equity and producing positive impact in the economy, as a priority for European countries. NEETin is a project directed to NEET citizens, to be developed by Higher Education Institutions, VET providers and Enterprises in order to help to overcome a social European dimension through lifelong learning. By creating a Joint Vocational Education Training in Digital Competences in a collaboration between VET providers and the Enterprises, widening the access to higher education, in an innovative student-centred learning model to apply in a European level, we aim to contribute to improve the quality of Education. Through this certified JVET, NEET citizens will develop their digital skills and the success of employability of these learners will be enhanced.

KEYWORDS
ICT, NEET, Digital Employability, Jobs, New Technologies, Digital Competences, Inclusion, Equity, Integration of Refugees

Cite this paper
Barbas Maria , Branco Paulo , Loureiro Ana , Matos Pedro . "NEETin with ICT." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.4 (2017) 537 - 543. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050402.