Work-based-learning in a digital age
promoting digital competences for better employability and innovation
ERASMUS+ 2017-1-DE02-KA202-004185


Tourism and retail goes digital

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„Learning in a digital age – a job related approach“

Our research activities will lead to a consensus on possible scenarios and recommendations towards a common framework how to tackle digital skills mismatch concerning a) transversal digital skills but also b) sector-specific digital skills needed by employees in SMEs.

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Guidelines “Digital competence promoter” in SME

The concrete output will be a guideline for the training of the digital competences promoter, set up according to ECVET criteria and to be used by training providers but also companies who wish to establish a promoter themselves.

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Online Toolbox 4.0

This toolbox is the main instrument for the digital competence promoter in order to fulfill his tasks. It is linked to IO2, the guidelines for promoters, and contains a collection of suitable tools, both e-based and non-e-based, taken from previous projects of partners and adaption of them or redeveloped during the project.

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DC4WORK study results about training needs and trends of the Tourism and Trade sector

The comprehensive study performed at the beginning of DC4Work aimed to partners knows and understand the awareness and practices existent in the SMEs of the sectors of tourism and commerce/trade, in what concerns the measure, promotion and development of employees’ digital competencies at their workplace. In detail, the study contributed to identifying:

  1.          Key-digital competencies required by SMEs of Tourism and Retail;
  2.          Mismatches between employers’ competencies and SME’s needs;
  3.          Flagship initiatives of practices existent in SMEs.


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Digital transformation holds the key to unlocking future growth in Europe.

Through dedicated programmes and targeted financial support, the future long-term budget of the EU will help to bridge the EU’s digital investment gap, including in remote and rural areas. It will tackle digital challenges, from artificial intelligence to the promotion of digital skills, from personalised medicine based on supercomputer calculations to the capacity to equip the EU against cyberattacks and cybercrime.

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The Digital Competence Framework for citizens

Digital competence is one of the eight key competences for citizens and is essential for participation in our increasingly digitalised society. It is necessary to understand and define what digital competence is and consists of. 

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Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends in Hospitality and Tourism

Let’s take a look at the top trends impacting the hospitality and tourism industry.

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Tourism 4.0 - Best practice

Tourism 4.0 Partnership is building a bridge between high technology and tourism..

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Retail 4.0 – Der stationäre Handel muss sich in der digitalen Welt verändern

Laut einer Umfrage des Bitkom bevorzugt mittlerweile jeder dritte Käufer den Einkauf im Netz. Lieber ins Ladengeschäft geht gut jeder Fünfte. Die wichtigsten Warengruppen für den Online-Kauf sind Bekleidung, Unterhaltungselektronik und Bücher.....

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About the project

The transformation of the working world by digitalization has an impact on professional biographies at all qualification levels.  (Industry 4.0 needs employees 4.0!). In order to avoid disadvantages for the professional and personal life it is necessary to actively support employees to change and adapt. Digitalization refers not only to technical aspects such as robotics and automation, but also to comprehensive digital skills that enable an effective information handling, active social inclusion and employability.

Companies demand other or further vocational, digital skills especially related to handeling (big) data, data protection or digital marketing. The increasing use of digital devices and media requires a rethinking of given structures, working cultures and routines. It also requires to raise the staff’s awareness and understanding of the companies’ digital transformation and its’ added value. 

For that reason they need employee who are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to accompany their digital transformation starting with the digital competences of staff. We will develop in our project a training curricula  with teaching and training material for SME referenced to the wants of the European "Digital Competence Framework" and the demands of work-based-learning 4.0.

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