SMART-DevOps will improve the quality and composition of competences that qualified smart cities DevOps professionals currently have, changing the employability characteristics of the smart cities sector and affecting the overall quality of experience offered to citizens. The project brings into light the emerging job profiles in the smart cities sector and at the same time proves the efficiency of inclusive and versatile novel VET methodologies and tools.
Project target groups include:
- Smart cities DevOps professionals, either unemployed or employed at large cities: more than 700 will use the MOOC (open to everyone) while 100 will enrol in the specialized training course. Will improve their digital and transferrable competences, gain work experience, update their technical skills, keep up with new and ongoing developments and improve conditions for innovation, growth and creativity, at the same time achieving ROI of education, increasing employability and career prospects, gaining an international perspective of the sector and exchanging experiences with peers. They will be addressed via sectoral organizations and smart cities associations.
- Sectoral organizations and smart cities associations: improve impact at local and national levels, leading to increased membership and improved services to members, establish international partnerships, increasing visibility at European level and timely adapt to future changes using the exploitation roadmaps. Already involved – via multiple network membership and international events, a large increase is expected
- VET providers: gain strategic advantage by capitalizing on competence needs and training offers at national and European level, become able to adapt to real local and national sectoral and labour market needs, establish ties with smart cities and engage in transnational comparative curricula exchange, thus broadening learner base, gain access to a repository of digital OERs and innovative tools and methodologies in the delivery of training, thus enriching their training offer in the cultural sector. Already involved
- Authorities: European authorities will gain important information for ESCO, eCF, EQF, ECVET and EQAVET in a dynamically evolving sector, while national authorities will also gain input for the formulation/adaptation of policies and practices at a national level. Will be involved via targeted special events
- Policy makers, employment and certification organizations: become timely aware of emerging job role profiles, be informed about the sectoral perspectives which may prove useful for the development of gain NQF, ECVET and EQAVET at national level and for the uptake flexible pathways and recognition practices. Will be involved via targeted special events
- General public: increased quality of services and user experience