OPENSKIMR - Open European
Skill Match Maker
is a project funded by the European Union
that aims to bring together talents,
jobs and learnings to support people
in creating their personal career routes.
skill match maker
Openskimr is a life-long companion which guides talents through their career in the STEM area.
Expert and Talent community
Openskimr is a platform for an independent expert and talent community. People from the research consortium and the industry can connect with young talents to develop the best possible match making system in the STEM area.
Matching Algorithms
The Openskimr team develops a set of algorithms which involve match-making and recommendations of jobs and proper education, based on the talents' skill sets dynamics.
European classification system ESCO
Openskimr is built on the latest version of the European classification system ESCO (European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) to provide international compatibility.
What is OPENSKIMR?
OPENSKIMR is the EU-funded project that aims to create a possible skill-matchmaking between talents, and jobs and the required learning to support people in creating their personal career routes. This project is based on two unique features:
  • We build on latest version the European classification system ESCO (European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations). ESCO is part of the Europe 2020 strategy and therefore an ongoing project with an open stakeholder consultation in which we are part in.
  • We develop a set of algorithms that match talents with the perfect fitting job and in addition, suggest learnings which shall be supported in evolving personal career routes of future STEM talents. OPENSKIMR draws the bow between talents, job and upskilling through needed learnings. It is a tool which aims to support people individually with their personal career path and combines life-long-learning opportunities with specific job offers.
The consortium members are: PDAgroup as business partner, MCI & The Entrepreneurial University with its academic background and Telefónica Educación Digital S.L.U. with its know-how in e-education and media production. Digital Europe and European Schoolnet will participate as sub-contractors, integrating their special expertise in the digital technology industry in Europe as well as in teaching and learning.
Vision
The vision of this pilot project is to develop a life-long companion, which guides talents through their "career path planning". OPENSKIMR envisions to upskill and guide talents in the ICT sector and thereby reduce the unemployment rate and increase the mobility in Europe as well. Our vision involves:
  • The development of an independent expert and talent community.
  • A set of algorithms, which involve the match-making and the recommendation of jobs and the right education, based on dynamic talents skill sets.
  • The proof of concept of our approach through a platform with real data of talents, opportunities and learnings.
Mission
The mission of this pilot project is to spread and improve the availability of digital skills in Europe in order to foster digitization to reduce the youth unemployment rate, to improve the employability, to provide guidance and to show possibilities to talents spread over the whole of Europe.
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