ProcToGo is a KA2 Strategic Partnership co-funded by Erasmus+. Led by Tor Vergata University of Rome, the project involves a transnational partnership with University of Antwerp, University of Bremen, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Associate partners are: Dublin City University (DCU), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) and the YERUN network.
ProcToGo is a project that aims to explore innovative ideas in education as key elements for connecting higher education institutions and the labour market and, as a result, enhancing graduates employability in the area of Sustainable Procurement, where the demand of professionals with digital skills is more and more increasing.
By integrating traditional academic learning paths with non-traditional approaches based on competency-learning, in particular adopting micro-credential approach, the project contributes to respond to the increasing demand on academic offer that tailor graduates to specific competencies and profiles required by the labour market in the area of Sustainable Procurement.
Additionally, the project intends to examine innovative forms of credentialing that can better respond to the need for more transparency coming from the stakeholders on the educational experience in order to facilitate, also thanks to the digital technology, the recognition, transferability and portability of learning outcomes at different levels. In particular, two blended courses on digital sustainable procurement practices, structured on micro-credentialing learning modules, and the recognition through a digital badge will be at the core of this project.
Exploring the potentials of micro-credentials to promote competency development and recognition of skills and qualifications by creating a framework on micro-credentials to be directly applied to the area of digital skills in procurement but easy to be adapted to additional professional fields, will be the project’s main challenge.