FRESH will develop a “HRM for small enterprises in the agri-food sector” open online training course from a participatory development methodology, involving HRM consultants, trainers and HR managers from agri-food industry small firms. The curriculum will contain a set of learning objectives and outcomes, contents, evaluation methods, and innovative training methodologies. The e-training course will be supported by a learning management system, enabling HR managers to flexibly and freely access high quality contents and learning methodologies.
The open license of the course and its fully online format will enable external CVET centres and enterprises to integrate the course in their services for free, update it and improve it. Also, it opens further market opportunities to organisations willing to translate the contents, apply them to different industrial sectors or enlarge the training experience with additional services
Specifically FRESH will deliver
1. A European standard of professional competence
This refers to a common framework for qualifications in the scope of a European scheme of skills, competences and knowledge to be acquired at the workplace. The principal reference is therefore the European Qualifications Framework, which will serve as a core structure for the construction of a final assessment curriculum at the end of the training course.
This output will consist of :
- National context, HRM and validation analysis
- European Qualification Standard of Professional Competence for HR Managers in Small Agri-food Businesses
2. Development of a curriculum on strategic HRM for small businesses in the agri-food sector
This educational output will provide low professionalised HR managers with essential applied knowledge, competence and skills related to the functions of HRM in the agri-food sector. The expected learning outcomes will result in an opportunity to shift the business culture towards a more creative and innovative use of strategies for better attracting, developing and retaining agri-food sector talent, and therefore to reduce skill mismatches.
The curriculum is constituted by the following:
- 1 Training Profile
- 1 Student’s Book
- 1 Evaluation Guide
- 1 Methodology guideline
- 1 Trainer’s Book
- 4 Training videos
3. Development of an open source Learning Management System and training course contents integration
The objective of the LMS development is to embed an open, flexible and interactive training experience facilitating the transition of agri-food sector small companies towards a more committed business culture with talent management. Technology supporting e-learning is crucial for granting agri-food HR managers an easy access at any location with Internet, and irrespective from calendar constraints. This tool embedded in the digital era facilitates the multiplication across Europe of open and flexible training, enabling trainees to learn flexibly at one’s own pace.