ABOUT THE PROJECT

JANUS+ PROJECT AIMS AT LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSING SOFT SKILLS IN WORK-LINKED TRAININGS. INDEED WORK-LINKED TRAININGS ARE THE BEST CRUCIBLE TO IDENTIFY THESE SOFT SKILLS DUE TO THE SUCCESSION OF PERIODS IN TRAINING AND WORK SITUATION. ALTHOUGH IMPORTANT, THEY ARE UNDER-RECOGNIZED – PARTICULARLY IN SMALL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE VSES (VERY SMALL ENTERPRISES), SMES (SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES), AND SMALL ASSOCIATIONS, WHATEVER THE SECTOR.
 
THIS PROJECT AIMS AT DEVELOPPING A COMPREHENSIVE MEDIUM AND LONG-TERM EMPLOYABILITY AND THUS FIGHT AGAINST DROPOUTS AND UNEMPLOYMENT AS MORE AND MORE COMPANIES NOT ONLY LOOK FOR "INTELLIGENT PEOPLE" BUT ALSO "SMART PEOPLE" THAT COMBINE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTITUDES (SOFT SKILLS) TO ADAPT TO CONSTANTLY EVOLVING CONTEXTS AND COMPLEX SITUATIONS.
 
THE JANUS+ PROJECT HAS ITS ROOTS IN THE JANUS PROJECT WHICH ENDED IN 2014. THE JANUS PROJECT HAS PROVIDED A SOLID BASE FOR UNDERSTANDING THOSE FACTORS, WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO TRAINERS AND TRAINEES HAVING POSITIVE EXPERIENCES, AND THE WORK-LINKED PROGRAMMES HAVING POSITIVE OUTCOMES. THE JANUS+ PROJECT INTENDS TO GO FURTHER IN THE SOFT TRANSFERABLE SKILLS DOMAIN BY PROPOSING AN INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY TO TEACH, LEARN AND ASSESS SOFT TRANSFERABLE SKILLS, BY INVOLVING THE 3 STAKEHOLDERS (HOST COMPANIES, TRAINING CENTERS AND TRAINEES) IN THE PROCESS AND BY WORKING ON AN ASSESSMENT TOOL.