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Andrina Wafer

Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t remember or who were not at the Network meeting in Kilashee in May, VISKA is an ERASMUS+ funded policy experiment providing RPL for people with low levels of qualifications and addressing transversal skills through skills audits, led by Skills Norway, in partnership with Iceland, Belgium and Ireland.

Irish lead partners are ETBI in collaboration with ten ETBs, and QQI. ETBI hosted the first meeting of the project leaders at ETB level this week and already the discussions around the key elements of the project are very interesting. What is the best way to approach a skills audit? How should we manage the quality assurance for RPL in a VET context? Who should be the target group for this national policy experiment? Who can we best serve- and what infrastructure should we put around it? What transversal skills do we focus on? Are the ones we prize the same as the ones our clients might value most?

The National Advisory Group will meet for the first time at the beginning of July to support the project and also to promote synergies with this work and work in other fields. We will use the discussion board here to post updates and questions, looking for broader insights and experiences to help us steer a wise path and benefit from everyone’s learning…it’s a three year project, so plenty of time to get involved!

Best wishes