The Skillsbank project, which is funded by the Leonardo da Vinci programme, aims to provide a coherent way of describing and identifying VET qualifications, building on ECVET and the ESCO work on skills, competences, qualifications and occupations. The coordinator of the project is Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences , working together with partners from Norway, France, Austria, Poland and the UK.
Skillsbank provides a complete tool for definition and description of qualifications and will also function as a tool for career guidance and recognition of all types of prior learning. In this context it is a tool for use by career guidance professionals working with people who are at risk of losing their job, or who are looking for a job and wish to have their portfolio of skills and competences assessed against different occupational profiles in a second career.
For more information about Skillsbank visit the Skillstools website http://skillstools.eu/skillsbank