Are you looking for appropriate words to describe your
volunteering experience? Skills presenter skills-audit tool will help you!
Type of the tool
Recognition dimensions addressed by the tool
☒ Social Recognition
☒ Formal recognition
☐ Political recognition
Level of influence of your tool
Target group(s) for the tool
☒ Youth workers
☒ Youth leaders
☒ Young people
☒ Youth organizations
☐ People from different social clusters
☒ Higher Education Institutions
To what problem does this tool target?
The tool is based on self-skills audit (a useful tool for mapping out the skills and expertise of human resources to see if you have the right mix and to identify any gaps in the person's overall skills), and presents volunteers’ skills/knowledge in an understandable and meaningful way for employers, university staff which is the first step to make competences from the non-formal education recognized for the academic and formal education environment.
Tool goal: to support youth in identification and presentation of skills and knowledge to University staff and employers gained through their volunteering and social activities
How does the tool work?
Download the following file here.
The participant makes the list of gained skills/knowledge.
The participant checks the tool as for the structure and identifies what kind of skills can match to his/her list, what is missing.
Participant adds all missed skills to his/her list.
The participant makes the draft of presentation of his/her skill to University staff/employer using proposed sentences and adding examples in the provided space.
We encourage to print the handout and spend 40 - 50 minutes on thinking and adding concrete examples.
How can we create a new situation and bring change by using the tool?
The tool helps in youth volunteering to present the gained skills and self-assessment. Using this tool young students involved in non-formal education or exchange programmes can represent their skills in the best way to make it valuable for the formal education system, such as high schools or university staff and lecturers.
The tool will be used by students of the university and other formal education institutions to validate the competencies obtained through NFE and exchange programmes, help students to link their skills to the labour market. The tool also will raise the interest of youth in volunteering and social initiatives as a source for the experience next to the studies and getting theoretical knowledge.
Who does the validation?
The validation of the tool firstly should come by the student itself. The higher education institution's authorities should be involved in the validation process as well. The representative, such as human resource specialist of HEI will assess and confirm the form.
This tool was developed by the team with experience in formal and non-formal education with professional advice by the certified HR-specialist from the Dnipro University of Technology.
The tool requires a motivation of parson for self-assessment, so it will not be useful for people who are not interested in skills audit and self-development.
There are some companies who offer skills audit services on a paid basis. There are some skills audit tests available (online/offline) but they are not adapted to volunteering experience and specific skills. That also gives added value to this tool. If you want to test the tool and give us feedback or help us in its dissemination, contact us with the given email below.
Read more about the skills-audit tool here: Skills audits: tools to identify talent Final report by Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission, 2018.