Inclusive REskilling and upSkilling Toward competitive Agrifood and veterinary sectoR: European agenda StraTegy
The I-RESTART project aims at reskilling and upskilling the workforce in the agrifood and veterinary sectors, retraining the employees leaving the heavy industry to hire them in the agrifood sector, and engaging with students that want to enter the agrifood labor market to improve their digital skills and facilitate the transition to the Green Deal initiative.
To reach the above-mentioned objectives, I-RESTART will facilitate the inter-sectoral and intergenerational skills transfers through the adoption of an innovative micro-credentials methodology and the work-based learning experiences which on the one hand will provide inclusive, flexible and engaging work-based patterns with mentors and on the other will open the ecosystem also to external workers.
The project will provide the tools to tackle future challenges with the offering of 10 occupational profiles for a total of 3200 hours of training. In total 16 trainers and 200 trainees will benefit from the pilot training, and 40 students will complete the work-based learning scheme that also includes the advanced entrepreneurial skills.
The 29 partners consortium from 11 countries will identify skills needed and gaps, create occupational profiles, detailed curricula, design European strategies and 10 country roadmaps to reflect the country's needs while keeping EU quality standards (ESCO, EQAVET) to address the mobility of learners through Europe.
ACEEU's Role: Research and analysis of data; co-developer of work packages
ACCEU will contribute to the project by conducting detailed research concernig how to upskill workers in the agrifood industry, transfering intersectoral skills, increasing attractiveness of the sector to youth; fostering digital transition; creating partnerships between learning institutions and companies. In addition it will provide support to the implementation of the work packages of the project.